VBS & Medical Brigade
This week went by fast! I got the opportunity to work with the group from Cross Point Church in Tennessee. We delivered food bags to homes and visited, sang, and prayed with the people we met. Then, Monday through Wednesday we did VBS and painted at the C.I.D.T. in San Marcos. I was really excited to work with them at the school in San Marcos because it is a school that I have not gotten to spend a lot of time at. The VBS, based on the story of Joseph, was a lot of fun and went well. We painted a classroom as well as the main hallway to the school. At the time painting seemed like such a little thing, but they seemed to really appreciate it. It also really brightened up the school inside and it looks much more warming and welcoming. I got to go to the Medical Brigade on Thursday and witness the amazing work that had been going on there all week. To top off a wonderful week the interns were able to go on a horse ride and experience Gods creation from a different perspective. The time to return to the states is quickly approaching. I have been thinking about how much I am going to miss this place and the people I have had the privilege to build relationships with. However, until that time comes I will be cherishing every moment! -Rebekah
Action Packed Weeks!
I haven’t blogged in a while because a lot has been going on. It has been a very busy time here lately for Mission Lazarus! Many groups have been here working in a lot of different areas from construction, giving out food bags, VBS to Medical Brigades. We as interns got to help with the Medical Brigade from College Hills. It was a completely new experience for me. I have always heard about Medical Brigades and wondered what they were like. It was always something I wanted to participate in but never got the opportunity to. In the Medical Brigade we had nurse practitioners, dentists, and doctors. We saw about 700 patients over 4 days. Throughout the brigade it was obvious that God was present every step of the way. On the second day of the brigade there was about double the people as the first day. We soon found out that previous patients had been calling into the Christian Radio station saying that they were so thankful for the care they received at the medical brigade. Thus, the next day we had a large amount of people to see. The word spread fast about the brigade and through that so did the knowledge and love of God. We are about to start another Medical Brigade tomorrow. I am looking forward to seeing how God works through it as well. This past week was quite eventful. On the fourth of July we had hotdogs and I got to witness our Honduran driver, Justo set off fireworks with his cigar, impressive. In the clinic on Friday I got to give an injection in the buttocks, which for a nonmedical person I am feeling pretty accomplished at the moment. Also, at the clinic in Las Pitas on Wednesday we saw 50 patients. That is the highest number I have seen at that clinic so it was exciting for me to be able to help and visit with the patients. I found out that many of them walk hours to get to the clinic and it is also common for them to walk a very long ways to church as well. It made me realize just how different my everyday life at home is from their lives. It is so easy to jump in a car and go where you need to go without thinking twice about it. At home it takes me 3 minutes to get to church; here it can take some people a 3 hour walk. In looking at the Hondurans lives I have been able to learn from them what it means to have a dedicated and sacrificial faith; something that Jesus calls us all to. I cannot believe I only have 3 weeks left, but I know there are going to be many more opportunities to see and participate in the wonderful work that is being done here. Please keep the doctors and patients of the upcoming Medical Brigade in your prayers this week.