Friday, June 20, 2008

Leaving in the AM

Buenos dias Senor and senora and senoritas, Well, we've packed and filled 25 suit cases full of medicines and medical supplies. We've repackaged some medicines as if the prescription has already been written and we are ready to go to San Pedro Sula Honduras and later on to Comayagua Honduras. We have two doctors, two dentist, two P.A. and numerous nurses and special medical assistants going on this trip. Actually 42 of us. It would be a legitimate question to ask, Why am I going? As I said before, I really don't know why yet, because my only medical experience was when I was in the military and that's been many, many years ago. I can't speak Spanish, but I am learning a few phrases. Que tenga un buen dia. Como estas. Estoy bein gracious. Como se llama usted? Mi nombre es Eduardo.

That's about it at this time but I hope to know more soon. Last year, we had over 500 persons pray to receive Christ during an eight day clinic. Over 350 teeth pulled, over 1000 people seen by doctors and 15 suit cases of medicines dispensed. We anticipate many more this year. So I'm excited and expectant of God to do something even more abundantly than I can imagine. Oh yes, I have learned one other phrase which at the age of 62, almost 63, I really needed and I'll let you figure this one out. Donde estan los serviciou? Pray for us and the people that we will minister to.


Mommyluann said...

I'll be praying. I've been on a few mission life changing for the one going and the ones you reach.


Greg P. said...

You'll be in daily prayer. God bless you for doing what you're doing.

I'm just a little younger than you, so, I KNOW the translation. Maybe you should add a PRONTO at the end, ya know, to let them know that you mean bidness!

AnnaElizabeth said...

I WISH i could go to San Pedro Sula... my little boy I sponsor through Compassion International is down there!!

I am proud of you and I love you! We'll need to get together and talk about our trips when Zach and I get back from Nicaragua!
I'll be praying for you,


Shelley said...

been praying for you and enjoying the updates via email. Can't wait to read your blog of your own memories made on your first mission trip. I'm proud of you Pop!

Greg P. said...

Eddie, I don't know if your back or not, but, I got your comment on my last post. Thanks for the encouraging words. I'm ready whenever the Lord wants to shout!

Hope your trip was a success. Looking forward to hearing about it.