We got a much earlier start this morning, leaving the ranch around 6:30am for Namasigue. This allowed for an earlier start in the clinic and for the evangelism team.
Evangelism – Today was another good day with the evangelism team in Namasigue. I continue to be impressed by the work of the local evangelists. Working with them, we distributed eight food bags, visited with six women who have recently visited the congregation in Namasigue to encourage them to continue to visit and study, and did follow-up with two women who were recently baptized (Including Eni from yesterday). The second of those two follow-ups was with a woman named Suyapa who was baptized a week ago Sunday. While visiting with her we were able to begin studying with her mother Candida. After studying for quite a while she decided that she also wanted to commit herself to Christ in Baptism. Praise God!
Candida Cordoba Ochoa being baptized by Marlon
The past two days we’ve been very blessed to have Seth and Riley from Mission Lazarus to translate for us. I really appreciate their dedication to the Lord, and the powerful work they are doing through Mission Lazarus.
From left – Seth, Javier (local preacher), Riley, Marlon (local preacher), me
Clinic – Another busy day at the Medical Brigade in Namasigue. They saw 169 patients which included 39 teeth pulled and 65 pair of glasses distributed. It is obvious from working throughout the village, how much this medical care is needed and appreciated.
Construction – A small number of men from our group have been working over the past two days on a new warehouse for the Mission Lazarus ranch. This warehouse will be used to store the food which is used for the food bags like the ones distributed today. It will also be the new home for the Mission Lazarus offices.
Closing Out the Day
Since we started out so early this morning I didn’t get to go out for a morning run, but was able to get in a little over five miles in the mountains around the Mission Lazarus ranch just before sundown. It is amazing what a difference it makes running between 4000 and 5000 feet above sea level. Feels like trying to breath through a straw, especially when running uphill. I’m not sure how much total elevation gain there was in that run, but I’m guessing it is in the thousands of feet. Tough!!
After the run we had a fantastic dinner at the Posada, followed by a devotional with an excellent lesson by Wayne Smith.
All-in-all, another great day in Honduras for our group.