Mission teams travel to Honduras

Two medical mission teams from the 501 recently made trips to Honduras.

Brigade One, a medical mission team of 22 members representing several churches in the Clinton area, went to Zacate Blanco, Honduras.

“The team set up a clinic in the mountains of south central Honduras, where we were met by strong, cold winds and misty clouds,” said Al Richardson. “In spite of the conditions, we were able to see 700 patients, give out 3,708 scripts, have 18 church services, serve 304 through children’s church, gave 682 Bibles and had 40 salvations.

“We gave out beans, rice and flour to many families in the area who had very little to eat. We know in our hearts that God sent us to these specific Honduran people to help them with their needs, but in the end, we came away more blessed than they have been. Scripture is true, ‘it is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”

The team is sponsored by the Clinton Church of the Nazarene.

Brigade Two had 25 people from the Fairfield Bay area that opened the medical clinic on the mission compound at El Plan in the northern part of the country. Families from the surrounding area came to get medical aid.

“We saw 1,224 medical patients, 364 dental, gave out 4,949 scripts and143 pairs of glasses, held 24 church services and 23 children’s church services, handed out 1,400 Bibles and had 51 salvations and 19 re-dedications.

“This year, evangelistic teams of two or three were sent out on foot, door to door, spreading the gospel and giving medical aid when it was needed. God blessed all the teams’ efforts both at the clinic and out in the community.

“We are thankful to be a part of this mission and to be able to see firsthand results of our efforts through Christ’s leading. We have been truly blessed and our hearts are deeply touched by the people of Honduras.”

This team is sponsored by Fairfield Bay Baptist Church.