“That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed. The whole town gathered at the door, and Jesus healed many who had various diseases” (Mark 1:32-33).
In LaCinega, people walk for as much as three hours in one direction just for the opportunity to see a doctor who can treat their physical ailments. Hundreds line up outside our makeshift exam rooms every morning and continue to stream in as the day progresses.
She was prescribed some antibiotics and some ibuprofen for her discomfort. This is a relatively simple problem in the United States, but not so in Honduras. Oftentimes, because of their ignorance, the people are fearful they are dying because of pain they feel in their body. They, too, will fall victim to the same sort of gossip that happens in the U.S., namely, “I knew someone who had that sort of pain and they died!”
This young boy was fearful of having an instrument he’d never seen before touching his sore ear. Amber was patient with him and helped him feel at ease so that she could determine what was wrong with him.
Another serious health problem among the people is their dental health. We have been making an effort in recent years to improve this by fluoriding the children’s teeth.
Tomorrow is the Lord’s Day, and we look forward to worshipping with our Honduran brothers and sisters.