“We wait in hope for the Lord; He is our help and our shield.” Psalm 33:20
Ministry Opportunities and Social Distancing
This Easter as we were exchanging resurrection greetings over text messages with friends and family, we were most taken by one friend’s sharing what she saw in Gospel writer John’s account of the resurrection day. Jesus’ disciples were behind locked doors because they were scared. Jesus comes in any way to make Himself known in their midst.
Like many others, we have found ourselves working and schooling from home during this COVID-19 lockdown. We have found a rhythm, while it has it’s challenges, is doing the best we can with the current situation.
The last month brought reports of our large medical brigade that occurred at the end of February at our Rus Rus base in Honduras. This team from International Health Services in Minnesota brought in more advanced medical and dental care to our small hospital.
Another special thing that happened during the same time as the International Health Services brigade was getting a teen from Rus Rus out to a special eye clinic in the interior of Honduras. Merelie has been on Carmen’s heart for several years as we have gotten to know her on VBS trips. She struggles with crossed eyes, and Carmen’s best guess was that she had strabismus.
Another component to planning has been the completion of our Cessna 206 up at MMS in Coshocton, OH. God provided in a huge way when a donor provided the final $120,000 for the engine in the fall of 2019.