Once we arrived in country we took the 2 1/2 hour drive to the city where we are are staying, Siguatepegue. If you have never been to Central America, the road rules (or complete lackthereof) are absolutely terrifying. Our host, a lovely octogenarian, was unphased, even when scenes like this played out around us.
What you cannot see in the photo is that there were people on bicycles on either side of this narrow, winding road as well, leaving no room for error on the hairpin turns. (The fact that I was able to take photographs rather than freaking out is the best indication I can offer for how frequently situations like this occur.)
Thursday morning, my husband started his service at Hospital Evangelico by seeing a handful of patients. He will operate on them tomorrow.
|A little percussion session with items collected in the backyard.|
Rhonda's testimony of complete obedience despite the odds (and even common sense in some cases) was a gift to my heart. She is currently parenting 18 children like these beauties.
The school she founded offers a free bilingual Christian education to 270 of the most impoverished children in the region. I was struck by some of the simplest things we take for granted---like the lines of cups in every classroom to insure that the children brush their teeth at school because it will not happen at home.
The testimonies of hope and restoration that God has used the school to bring to the surrounding community were amazing! We are hoping to return Tuesday so my trio can attend classes for a bit.
|With our host, Dr. Nahim Nasralla, a native Honduran who practiced general surgery in the U.S. for 40 years before returning to Hospital Evangelico.|
The enormity of God's love is so apparent when we enter a world very different from our own and find much evidence of His Presence and His Work. So many lessons to be learned...