Saturday, January 11, 2014


Happy New Year! 

I am back in Honduras! I spent Christmas with my family and returned this week. It is amazing after only 4 1/2 months this place is feeling more and more like home. My spanish still needs a lot of work but 'poco a poco.' It is great to return and be able to recognize people in the community and have conversations that I was unable to have in the beginning!

So recap of the last 4 months and plans for the future...

So when I arrived in Honduras I knew very little spanish so I spent about a month in Guatemala in a Spanish immersion class. What an experience! While I was there I was able to learn about the culture and struggles that the people deal with everyday.

Once I returned to Honduras it was time to start volunteering. I started volunteering with the physical program until the clinic was ready for me to start helping out. Our physical therapy program is small but is in the process of growing. We currently have 8-10 individuals and we visit their houses during the week. We help them with exercises and provide education for further progression.

Education and information here in Honduras is not as accessible as in the United States. Especially in rural and poor areas. Many of the families we work with do not know how to take care of a disabled child or have been told by the doctors that their children will not gain any further physical function.

However, many of these children could gain all or partial function in their arms and legs with physical therapy. In just these last few months I have seen major progress. One teen has gone from only being able to sit in his chair to walking with the help of a walker.  

Also, these last few months were filled with hosting retreats and a mission trip to the mountains. Many Hondurans that we interact with here are simple people. Which is beautiful because their faith is rooted in their hearts and not just their heads.  It is simply the understanding that "God is Love".

What's next...well this week I started volunteering at the San Benito Clinic. I was able to work with another nurse and help with prenatal visits. What could be better than getting to listen for the heart beats of a baby in their mother's womb! Even though I am excited to get started with my main ministry, this experience opened my eyes to the struggles and harshness of life's these women live.

 My next blog will give contain more insight on plans for the women's clinic and what an everyday life looks like for these women in the clinic.

God Bless!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Talents :)

Sorry for the very messy Blog...haha  As you can tell I am having problems with the links :) 

Ten misericordia de mi!

So what are the links above?

They are slides shows that Myrna Leonard created for every week she was here. She is a lovely women who came down for a month to share her gifts and skills with the community. While she was here she was able to share her knowledge of physical theraphy and help create a stronger physical theraphy program for the kids/teens in our neighborhood. What a Blessing!    

Do not forget we all have been given talents, small and big. Have you shared the talents you have been given lately????  (Matthew 25:14-30)

Enjoy the videos!

Sunday, September 15, 2013


Welcome to my first Blog ever. I am not a writer so bare with me with any spelling or grammar errors :)

Why a Blog...
For those that do not know I am currently volunteering with an organization called "Missioners of Christ". This is the best way to keep family, friends, and anyone else interested updated on my life in Honduras. :)

Here we go...
I arrived in Honduras about three weeks ago and I am currently in Guatemala finishing up with Spanish School. These three weeks have been filled with new adventures, struggles, and experiencing God in little ways. So what has happened...well I experienced my first 6.5 Earthquake (everyone is okay), I experienced a mini flood, saw my first tarantula and have been able to learn a lot about the culture. This weekend is Guatemala Independence day and it has been filled with festivities. It has been so beautiful to walk the cobble streets with the parades, the music, the history of the buildings and to see the Guatemala culture alive.
Well, now that school is almost over it is time to go back to Honduras and start mission work! Hopefully I will have more time later to write a longer Blog on reflections and give more details on life in Central America. Until then...

"To fall in love with God is the greatest of romances, to seek Him the greatest adventure, to find Him the greatest human achievement." -St. Augustine