Here are some highlights from 2018:
- Truck - The biggest personal highlight of the year was the gift of a truck! When I began thinking about buying a vehicle a year ago, the thought of fundraising was slightly overwhelming, but once again, God showed me how amazing He is and with Him nothing is impossible!! He thinks about the small details just as much as He thinks about the large ones. I want to say a special thank you, again, to the amazing people that helped make the truck happen!!
- Honduran Drivers License - Before I could drive my awesome truck, I had to obtain a Drivers License to drive legally in country. Getting a license wasn't as quick or easy as I had expected. Just like in the states, I had to sit through a class and take a written test at the end to prove that I had the knowledge to drive in Honduras. It sounds easy, right? The problem was, it was all in SPANISH! At the beginning of the lecture I realized there was a book you could study to prepare for the test. For those of you who know me, you know that I like to be prepared for a situation when it can be prepared for. This sent my nerves through the roof! During the class, I took notes on a small manila envelope that I just so happened to have in my purse hoping that I would be able to use those notes on the test, or at least remember what I wrote down. An hour later it was time to take the test and the officer asked us to clean everything off the table, except for a pencil. There went my notes! Thankfully, I was able to pass the test on the first try and I was excused from the driving part because I was already a licensed driver in the United States. Once the test was over, I had to come back after lunch to stand in line to have my picture taken and officially receive my printed Honduran Drivers License!
- IER girls graduation - Since the beginning of my time here in Honduras, Healing Hands Global has been sponsoring students from Instituto El Rey, the high school across the street from us. During their school breaks they would come to the hospital and volunteer with us, helping in whatever capacity they could. Their story is truly incredible and their hearts are the purest of pure. Every day they would walk down the mountain to catch a bus that carried them to school. This distance didn’t keep them from having great attendance in school, missing only a handful of times during their high school career. These amazing girls graduated this year and I couldn’t be more proud of them. It was a blessing to teach them about being a nurse and how that looks here in Honduras. Their desire is to continue studying and become nurses. I’m excited to see where their future takes them.
- Babies - Since the dedication of the Labor and Delivery Ward in 2016, I’ve had to pleasure of helping deliver 18 little bundles of joy. Being a witness to the beginning of new life and experiencing love on a mother’s face is something that never gets old! Every new birth is truly a miracle and I’m filled with emotion every time it happens. The number of prenatal visits are increasing, so be expecting new pictures and babies soon!
- Residency - For the last five years, I’ve had a residency here in Honduras which has allowed me to stay in the country without leaving every 90 days to renew a visa. This month my five year residency expires and I’ll be applying for another type of residency. It’s a very useful tool which affords me the opportunity to stay in Honduras and work at the hospital without interruptions of traveling every three months.
- Christmas in Alabama - I had an incredible time with the Hiers clan for the Holidays. It's always wonderful to be with family during the Holiday Season! My parents are currently fostering four children, so it was extra fun watching them open their gifts from Santa on Christmas morning.
As you can see, God did some amazing things in the year of 2018. I'm anticipating that 2019 will be even better! Thank you all for continuing to pray for me and support me....I wouldn't be here without you!
- More long term staff at the Jungle Hospital
- Wisdom as we begin the Expansion Project
- Financial Provision
- New Tires for the Hilux - $800
- Residency Renewal - $1232
- Insurance and Low Jack - $578
- Monthly Support
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