Dearest Teammates,

We are just a couple weeks away from departure to Honduras.  I really appreciate everyone’s participation.  Most of you know that we have been working with the nice folks at the Good Samaritan Baptist Mission in San Marcos for many years.

I’m pleased to report that both Lucia and her daughter Grace Wilberding will be able to come along on the team.  There are many security troubles in Honduras these days and their experience and language skills are invaluable.  We will be met at the airport in Tegucigalpa by Mario our trusted driver and will want to get on the road to San Marcos as soon as possible.  Fortunately, San Marcos is remote and unaffected by the gangs which cause so many problems in the larger cities.

***NOTE:  Don’t wear fancy jewelry, keep your cell phone hidden, stay together as a group, hide your  valuables and passport, and keep up with your luggage at all times!  If someone asks you for something,  politely respond “no gracias”.

We plan to run four restorative stations, along with three for hygiene and extractions.  In addition we will have reading and sun glasses, along with kids ministry.  Although we will miss the Honduran independence celebrations, it is hoped that we will be able to treat more of the kids from the Good Samaritan school which will be in session.  We even hope to be able to do some limited prosthetics replacing anterior teeth.

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Blessings and thanks,