Before going up the mountain to La Laguna on Wed, July 19, Gordon & Jeff visited the Boarding House in Yoro and the house mother, Petronida. Then they stopped at CEVER to see the kindergarten tables & chairs that had been ordered. They need one more coat of finish and then they will be ready.
They also bought drum-heads for the La Laguna school band.
Thursday they wen to the Limpira Day celebration in La Kiloma (about 5 miles & 2000 ft lower than La Laguna. It was interesting, with a parade & kids in Indian costume.
Friday Dr Gordon had a clinic and saw 23 patients.
More when I hear more.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
This morning, Dr Gordon Comstock and Jeff Dorfman left from different airports to meet up in Atlanta for their flight to San Pedro Sula, Honduras. By this evening they will be in Yoro, Honduras where they will gather supplies to take up the mountain to the small village of La Laguna.
The tentative schedule from today until Sunday is posted below. Monday and Tuesday will need to be planned as they need to leave the village in time to get back down the mountain and to San Pedro Sula in time for their Wed morning flight.
On Thursday they will be attending Lempira Day celebrations in a nearby village. They received an invitation to this celebration. The invitation is below/
Lempira Day is a Honduran holiday celebrated annually on July 20. It is dedicated to an indigenous leader of the Lenca people who led the resistance against the Spanish conquistadors in the 1530s.
Tentative Schedule for the week.
Tues, July 18 Arrive in Yoro Dinner and prepare for trip to the villaje
Wed, July 19 Buy supplies to take to La Laguna. Possibly visit CEVER Vocational School.
Travel to La Laguna by pick-up.
Thurs, July 20 Go to Kiloma for Lempira Day celebration
Fri, July 21 Work with the women’s sewing group and possible help
with planting coffee on clinic grounds
Sat, July 22 Similar to Friday. Also seeing patients in clinic
Sun, July 23 Clinic patients. Also discuss clinic area cleanup work and purchase
of cyclone or barbed wire.
update this blog as I hear from our group.
Gordon & Jeff on the plane!
Thursday, January 26, 2017
A report was received from the January mission group.
They are all well and everything is going well.
They are headed down the mountain and going to the beach on Friday.
They fly home on Sunday, January 29.