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Mission HONDURAS 2015

Organized by: Ashley Griffin

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Ashley Griffin via Crowdrise
July 27, 2015

this year, when you order a new shirt, your order will send a shirt AND a new pair of shoes with us to Honduras for a child! Order today!! See More

EVENT DATE Oct 23, 2015

THE STORY:

THIS OCTOBER WE HAVE THE PRIVILEDGE OF RETURNING TO LIZAPA, HONDURAS. WE ARE SO EXCITED TO GO BACK! THE LORD HAS TRULY GIVEN US A HEART FOR THE COUNTRY AND PEOPLE OF HONDURAS! LIZAPA IS A VERY SMALL COMMUNITY THAT ISN'T EVEN ON THE MAP AND IS EXTREMELY POOR. YET, THE PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY HAVE THE RICHEST LAUGHS AND THE WARMEST SMILES. THEY GREET YOU LIKE FAMILY WITH A HUG! THE MEDICAL CLINIC OF LIZAPA SERVES OVER 10,000 PEOPLE IN LIZAPA AND THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES. HOSPITAL CARE IS NOT AN OPTION FOR MOST DUE TO TRANSPORTATION ISSUES AND COST. SO THE CLINIC HAS BEEN MORE THAN A BLESSING FOR THOSE THAT GO. SOME WALKED FOR OVER 4 HOURS TO RECEIVE CARE BEFORE THE CLINIC WAS UP AND RUNNING. TEAMS COME FROM ALL OVER THE STATES AND SERVE BY BRINGING MUCH NEEDED MEDICINES AND SUPPLIES, PROVIDING MEDICAL AND DENTAL CARE, DOING SPORTS AND VBS CLINICS, AND MANY MORE. IN ADDITION TO MEDICAL CARE, THE CLINIC WILL SOON BE ABLE TO PROVIDE DENTAL CARE, AS WELL AS, PREFORM SURGIES IN THE FUTURE. THE SITE IS BEING APPROVED BY THE UNIVERSITY IN TEGUCIGALPA FOR THE MEDICAL STUDENTS TO DO THEIR RESIDENCY THERE! THE DOCTORS GET TO DO THEIR TRAINING AND THE CLINIC GETS TO HAVE A DOCTOR ON STAFF FOR FREE! ONE OF THE PROCEDURES THAT THE CLINIC DOES QUITE OFTEN IS ULTRASOUNDS. MANY VERY YOUNG GIRLS COME IN TO SEE SHEILA AT THE CLINIC NOT EVEN KNOWING THAT THEY ARE PREGNANT. AND THE CLINIC IS THE ONLY PLACE THAT THEY WILL BE ABLE TO RECEIVE ANY KIND OF PRENATAL CARE. CURRENTLY, THE ULTRASOUND MACHINE WORKS ABOUT 50% OF THE TIME. PRAYERS ARE FOR A NEW MACHINE SOON! THIS YEAR, THE FEEDING CENTER IS UP AND RUNNING! IT IS ABOUT A 10 MINUTE WALK FROM THE MEDICAL CLINIC, MAKING IT VERY EASY FOR TEAMS TO SERVE IN BOTH PLACES. WHEN WE WERE THERE LAST ONE OF OUR JOBS WAS TO GO INTO LIZAPA AND THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES AND HELP IDENTIFY THOSE MOST IN NEED OF THE FEEDING CENTER. THIS SEEMED LIKE AN IMPOSSIBLE TASK, BECAUSE EVERYONE SEEMED IN DESPERATE NEED. THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED ARE ABLE TO GO TO THE CENTER AND GET 2 HOT MEALS A DAY...FOR FREE. THE CENTER HELPS TO SUSTAIN ITSELF BY DOUBLING AS A "RESTAURANT" FOR THOSE THAT ARE ABLE TO PAY SOMETHING. THEY ALSO MAKE CAKES TO SELL. CAKES ARE CONSIDERED A REAL TREAT. THEY MAKE THEM VERY AFFORDABLE AND THE PEOPLE BUY THEM TO CELEBRATE HOLIDAYS, BIRTHDAYS, GRADUATIONS AND MANY MORE! ON THE WEEKENDS, THE FEEDING CENTER IS USED AS A "MOVIE THEATER" UPSTAIRS. THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO GET THE TEENAGERS AND YOUNG PEOPLE OFF THE STREETS AND AWAY FROM THE DRUGS AND VIOLENCE THAT ARE SO OVERWHELMING IN HONDURAS. ALSO, THE FEEDING CENTER IS USED FOR BIBLE STUDY. PEOPLE WILL WALK FOR HOURS IN THE DARK AND RAIN JUST TO ATTEND THE STUDY! SO, THE FEEDING CENTER IS BEING USED FOR MANY THINGS! IT WAS ONLY IN THE PROCESS OF BEING BUILT LAST YEAR, SO WE ARE SUPER EXCITED ABOUT SEEING IT AND BEING A PART OF IT THIS YEAR! THERE WILL BE SEVERAL WAYS WE WILL NEED SUPPORT. FIRST, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, WE NEED YOUR EARNEST PRAYERS. PRAYERS FOR SAFE TRAVEL AND THAT EVERYTHING WE NEED TO TAKE WITH US WILL PASS THROUGH CUSTOMS WITH NO TROUBLE WHATSOEVER. PRAYERS FOR THOSE WE MEET AND SERVE TO HAVE SOFT HEARTS AND OPEN EARS. PRAYERS THAT WE MEET EVERY FINANCIAL DEADLINE. PRAYERS THAT THE LOVE OF CHRIST WILL BE CLEAR IN MEETING PHYSICAL NEEDS SO THAT WE MAY MEET SPIRITUAL NEEDS. AND PRAYERS FOR OUR SAFETY. HONDURAS IS THE MOST VIOLENT COUNTRY IN THE ENTIRE WORLD, SO WE DO NOT TAKE WHERE WE HAVE BEEN CALLED TO SERVE LIGHTLY. SECONDLY, WE WILL BE GATHERING THINGS TO TAKE WITH US. MEDICINES AND SUPPLIES THAT THE CLINIC WILL BE IN NEED OF, KIDS SUNGLASSES, SHOES, SMALL TRINKETS AND TOYS TO GIVE OUT TO THE CHILDREN. AS WE GET CLOSER TO OUR TIME TO LEAVE, I WILL UPDATE THE NEEDS LIST FOR ANYONE THAT COULD HELP US GATHER THESE ITEMS TO TAKE! AND LASTLY, FINANCIAL SUPPORT. WE CAN'T DO THE WORK IF WE AREN'T THERE. WE HAVE BEEN MAKING HOMEMADE, VERY FRESH SALSA AND SELLING TO RAISE SUPPORT. I AM SUPER HAPPY TO BE ABLE TO TELL YOU WE HAVE ALREADY RAISED THE COST OF ONE WHOLE TRIP JUST THROUGH THE SALSA SALES. HOWEVER, WE CAN NOT SHIP IT! SO, IF YOU LIVE NEARBY, I AM HAPPY TO DELIVER IT RIGHT TO YOUR DOOR! WE HAVE A NEW SHIRT DESIGN THIS YEAR AND WE REAAAALY LOVE IT! THE SHIRTS ARE FOR A $20 DONATION AND WE CAN MAIL THEM ANYWHERE! IF YOU ARE NOT DONATING DIRECTLY TO US AND WOULD LIKE TO DO IT HERE, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION SO THAT WE CAN GET YOUR SHIRT SIZE AND MAILING INFO! WE DO HAVE A FEW OF LAST YEARS SHIRTS AVAILABLE FOR $10. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS FOR SIMPLY TAKING THE TIME TO READ!! PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE OUR LINK ON ALL OF YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA! YOU GUYS ROCK!! MUCH LOVE, ASHLEY & HANNAH

$115

 

6% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Betsy Burch

    $20

  • Sarah

    $20

  • Mr. & Mrs. McGuire

    $25

  • Stacey

    $30

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Ashley Griffin

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Donor Comments

Stacey

Stacey

DONATION: $30

I am so proud of you! I can't wait to go on one with you! 2 years ago

Mr. & Mrs. McGuire

Mr. & Mrs. McGuire

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Sarah

Sarah

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Betsy Burch

Betsy Burch

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

T-Shirt! 2 years ago

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