Honduras is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. Over half of its people live below the poverty level. Recognizing the extreme needs of this nation, members of the Church of the Redeemer in Baltimore, Maryland traveled to Honduras in the spring of 1998 and began a partnership with the Honduran Episcopal Diocese. A partnership between our team and the Honduran Episcopal Diocese was sealed after Honduras was devastated by Hurricane Mitch in 1998. Over the next two years, Redeemer began organizing a medical team to provide health care to one of the most underserved areas of Honduras. Atima, a town of about 10,000 people in the mountains of Santa Barbara province was selected. Atima and its surrounding villages are among the poorest areas in Honduras. Residents in these communities have little access to regular medical care and many suffer from poor nutrition. Most of the villagers live in one room mud houses with dirt floors and no running water.
The medical team of twenty five is comprised of health practitioners in pediatrics, internal medicine, emergency medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, ophthalmology, dentistry, podiatry and nursing. An additional twenty five adult and high school volunteers work along side the medical team in the clinic and over the years have pioneered a substantial number of community based projects. The team is comprised of individuals of diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds. During our stay, the team is housed at the local elementary school and food is provided for the team by the local Episcopal ministry. Housing, food and transportation costs are assumed by each me mber of the team.
For more information or to participate in the 2012 mission trip, June 22-30, 2012, contact:
Cathy Lears Bennett
Introduction to the Honduras Mission Trip
2012 Adult Participant Application Application deadline is November 30, 2011
2012 Youth Participant Application Application deadline is November 30, 2011