August 5, 2011 Honduras Day 9

Our verse for today came from First Corinthians 12:12 concerning the unity of believers in Christ.  While speaking about the believers in Christ, this message of this passage was similar to our team/family this past week, where everyone had a role to play.  Each position was equally important and necessary for the full and effective functioning of the group.  The doctors were no more important than the pharmacists, eye and ear checkers, or crowd control persons.  Without all of these jobs filled, we could not have seen approximately 1,450 patients this past week, and could not have served so many people and communities.

We packed the bus, and learned patience waiting in line after line to get checked in and processed for the flight, which then left late (it had too much passenger and cargo weight, so had to burn off fuel for 30 minutes so we were at the proper safe weight for take-off).  Then when it arrived, we sat on the tarmac waiting for a gate to open.  After standing in line for customs and finding our luggage, we missed dinner as we rushed to get our connecting flight to Buffalo in time.  We all made it home, safe and sound, except for Dr. John’s duffle bag, so we pray that this is found and returned to him speedily.

Thank you all so much for following our adventures this week, and for thinking and praying for our success.  And thank you to everyone who donated items and money to team members.  And finally thanks you to all the team members, who contributed so much and worked so well together.

If you want to learn more about the Hope Center, you can check the web site of our sending organization, Storehouse Mission Support, at storehousemission.org .  The web site will be updated soon to give details of the upcoming fundraising Golf Tournament and Banquet that you may be interested in.