While this is actually our second day in Honduras, it was first day for our medical brigade and evangelism in Namasigue. After getting in an early 6-mile run through the mountains and having breakfast at the Mission Lazarus Posada, we headed out toward Namasigue around 8:30am. We got the clinic up and running around 10:00am, and the evangelism team was out in the village by 10:30 or so.
Evangelism – One of the neat things today was to see the growth and maturity of the local church. In past years we spent most of our time holding Bible studies with new contacts, but this year has started off a little differently. We did follow-up visits with four women who have been baptized into Christ within the past 1 1/2 weeks. This is the result of the local preacher Javier and his emphasis on building a solid local evangelism team within Namasigue. These young men are doing fantastic work, and we are witnessing the fruits of those efforts. In addition to these four, we were also able to visit with several families who are active in the local congregation and offer them encouragement and deliver food.
With Javier the local preacher in Namasigue
We were blessed to have a Bible study with Esperanza Salinas and her daughter Dania who decided to put on Christ in Baptism. We were also able to participate in the baptism of Gloria and Ninosca Estrada and Eni Avila.
Praying with the new converts after their baptism into Christ
Overall it was another fantastic day in Namasigue. It is awesome to see the powerful work God is doing here. Please pray for our team as we continue to work throughout this week.
Wayne Smith baptizing Esperanza Salinas into Christ
Clinic – While I didn’t personally spend much time in the clinic, they were able to see 160 patients, which included 22 tooth extractions and distributing 45 pairs of eye glasses. It was encouraging to hear from our doctors that they are seeing a lot less parasites this year, and we think that is a direct result from the water filtration system that was installed by Greg Armstrong and his team from Friendship Christian last year. What an incredible blessing this is to the village.
Tomorrow morning we will be heading out at 6:30am so, time to call it a day.