Recently my husband and I traveled to San Pedro Sula in Honduras for an annual board meeting. Our church supports a mission, La Vida Hospital, in San Pedro Sula, and my husband serves on the board.
It was my first time visiting Honduras. I have visited Mexico many times and there were many similarities. There were many sections of very poor people living in very poor dwellings. There were also, of course, several American business chains.
We stayed in the compound of the hospital. Every morning we began the day with a chapel service. After chapel, the hospital opened and so many people came seeking medical treatment. There are two doctors, a dentist, a couple of nurses and a chaplain. The patients waited in an open patio under ceiling fans blowing nothing but hot air. It was very, very hot in Honduras. The temperatures reached 107 degrees in the afternoon – 112 degrees heat index.
We made friends with local ministry couples and foreign missionaries. We heard many testimonies of God’s work. We were so moved by the service of the Christian medical team and the hospital staff and felt their joy in serving the Lord. We were surrounded by so many servant hearts and were so blessed to be spending time with these people. Their service and devotion to the Lord’s work was infectious.
“Serve the Lord with gladness.” – Psalm 100:2 KJV