'MODIFIED' HONDURAS MEDICAL MISSION - JANUARY 24, 2022 UPDATE
Thanks to your very generous donations, 4,000 healthcare kits were delivered last week to the communities we would have served in Honduras if we could have traveled there without the mounting risks. Each healthcare kit contained pain reliever, cough and cold medicine, anti-parasite, vitamins, hand sanitizer, a mask and an apple. People in the villages visited were very grateful that we were able to help them.
- 600 to Guadalajara
- 1,400 to La Villa de San Francisco
- 200 to Moroceli
- 400 to Nuevo Paraiso
- 600 to La Esperanza
- 200 to El Campo
- 200 to La Mesa
- 400 to Oscar's Cigar Factory in Danli
Honduran staff who worked for us on our January 2020 medical mission were given the same amount we paid them as financial assistance since most of them don't have a job when groups are not in Honduras. Some of our Honduran friends offered these messages of thanks...
Mercedes: Thanks for this blessing, I will be able to help my sister in Choluteca who is sick.
Luis (translator): I am very grateful for you always remembering us, even when you are not here. Thanks for continuing to help us, the communities, the families and SAN projects especially in difficult times. Sister Maria Rosa would be very proud of you. We miss you.
Armando "Mono" (bus driver): We are all blessed for the huge kindness that you have shown your friends in Honduras.
Baca (policeman): My mother is sick and with this I can help pay her medical bills.
Jose Angel (translator): Thank you for your help, I am always grateful to God for having wonderful people like all of you on this earth.
Caseres (policeman): I don’t have a job right now and I will use it to survive.
All the cooks in the kitchen: Thanks so much for thinking of us, you are angels for us.
Dr. Omar: I am very grateful to all of you because despite the physical distance, the love and hope you give us are stronger than ever, may God bless you all.
Daniel (translator): Thanks for continuing to help us. We are living in hard times and it is difficult for us to move forward. May God bless the Holy Family team with his love.
$10,000 was given to Sociedad Amigos de los Ninos in memory of the late Sister Maria Rosa (founder of Sociedad) to be used for children and staff.
$10,000 was given to ACOES in Tegucigalpa to provide housing in the city for students who live in remote areas of Honduras. Along with attending classes, these students help operate humanitarian projects in Tegucigalpa.
Donations are still being accepted for this project and for a potential Spring project for the Santa Rosa de Lima Clinic at Nuevo Paraiso. Please make your check payable to Holy Family Church and mail it to me at the address below. You may also Venmo your donation to me at @Michael-Ausperk and I ask that you notify me by email of your Venmo donation so I can confirm it with you. Feel free to forward this request to others.
Please remember the people of Honduras in your prayers. If you have questions about this project, please contact me.
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2020 Holy Family Honduras Medical Mission Team
Muchas Gracias to all who supported the recent medical mission to Honduras.
Honduras is the second poorest country in Latin America and many, many people who live in poverty in small rural and mountain villages have a great need for healthcare because they are nowhere near a hospital, clinic or pharmacy. Each January, a team of doctors, dentists, optometrists, pharmacists, nurses,other healthcare professionals, and volunteers pay their own way to go to Honduras on this week-long medical mission. In the last five years, these teams of healthcare professionals and volunteers have served more than 30,000 people without access to healthcare.
Since January 2006, Holy Family Parish in Stow has sponsored this Medical Mission to Honduras. Thankfully, members of Saint Clarence Parish in North Olmsted, Saint Vincent dePaul Parish in Cleveland, Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Wadsworth and Archbishop Hoban High School have supported this most worthy project.
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Donations can be made payable to Holy Family Church (put "Honduras" on the memo line) and mailed to Holy Family Church, Attn: Honduras Medical Mission, 3450 Sycamore Dr., Stow, OH 44224
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