TRANSITION DAY – DENTAL MISSION PART ONE COMPLETED – DENTAL MISSION PART TWO STARTS
After morning devotions & breakfast and a group photo, we took Dr. Charlie, Karen, & Dr. Randy to the San Pedro Sula airport for their flight home. We thank them so much for coming to do God’s work here in Honduras! They served with a great willing heart and humble grace not only in all the long dentistry days but in their overall spirit of giving . For example, last evening after a wonderful dinner, the two dentists and Karen stayed and washed all the dishes from the meal so our Honduras cooks who had worked so hard supporting us all week could go home a little earlier last night – thank you Dr. Charlie, Karen, & Dr. Randy for your service and your example for us! This sort of reminded me of the topic of our morning devotion on our first day here based on John 13:1-15 when Jesus did the washing and then said “15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you”.
While the rest of the team was going to and from the airport, Tommy got a chance to catch up with things on the home front via FaceTime with Mandy.
As Charlie, Karen, & Randy were waiting at the airport to go home, the additional team members for the second part of our dental mission trip arrived safely – Cindy, Jessica, Danielle, Dr. Patty, Ben & Sarah. We had a late lunch after arrival in Quimistan, after which the new team members joined right in as we took 7 of the Honduras Agape children shopping, mostly for school supplies & shoes. One also got a bag full of rice & beans for his very poor family.
The new team members are very tired from their very long day of traveling, but are in high spirits and are ready for a good mission week here in Honduras.
God has been so great to us today.