Winthrop Congregational Church, UCC
No matter who you are. No matter where you are on life's journey. You are welcome here!
We had a great clinic at the church two days ago. We saw 30 people. We met Father OTilia and many of the church members. We are going to church service tonight. We have a clinic today in the morning at the bilingual school at French Harbor. It should be one of the busier clinics.
Otherwise, we are doing very well. We have done some snorkeling. It has been very breezy all week which has been really great for keeping things cool and keeping the bugs down.
This will probably be our last clinic today. We have had three busy clinics. We may do one more at the beginning of next week but I don't think so. We will be delivering all the extra medications and other supplies we brought to Clinica Esperanza next week.
We have eaten in some cute local restaurants and have done a little bit of snorkeling. Also went to the beach yesterday. We got a flat tire two nights ago and had to change it which was reminiscent of Lisa's experience last year. I hit a huge pothole driving, so yesterday we had to go back to the car rental and get a new tire.
Email is again intermittent. We will keep you posted and will write again in the next couple days.
Pete and Lisa
We had trouble getting onto the blog.* Everything is going great here. We had our first clinic today and saw 47 patients in about one half day. This was in the small village next to where we are staying. It was very hot but we did fine. We had several students from the high school to help with translation. My brother Geoff and sister-in-law Becky helped out with checking people in.The students were a big help. They helped in the pharmacy and did I exams on the kids. They handed out reading glasses to most of the adults.
Yesterday went to the beach and get some swimming and snorkeling in the morning. In the afternoon we were judges at the science fair at the bilingual school. That was a lot of fun as well but a very long day. Three hours in the hot sun.
Tomorrow we have the day off and on Thursday we have a clinic at the bilingual school.
Thanks again for all your support. I will keep you all posted. Please forward this to everybody in the church.
Pete and Lisa
*Posted with help from Pastor Chrissy
Winthrop Congregational Church members Lisa and Pete DeWolfe, will be traveling to Honduras in April of 2015. They will be holding several health clinics while they are there. Stay tuned to hear more about their trip.
We helpedWe helped build a foundation to help start our Honduran partners on the path of their vision for the future.
We conducted three medical clinics and saw 150 patients.
In a few days, members of the UCC Kennebec Valley Association Honduras Mission Team will be flying to the Island of Roatán in Honduras. We have members from the following Churches going on the trip: First Congregational Church of Waterville, Winslow Congregational Church, Winthrop Congregational Church and the Vassalboro Friends Church. We will be involved in three health clinics, a building project to help our partner church construct a retaining wall and visits to two local schools. Joining the team from the First Congregational Church of Waterville are Rev. David Anderman, Kim Drummond, and Paul Gosselin. Members from Winslow are Rev. Karen Byrne, Jim Nelson, Mary Morrison, and Katherine Smiley. Winthrop Congrgational Church members include Rev. Alice Anderman, leader of the team, Lisa deWolfe, Wendy Dennis, Cyndi Hall, Dana Hall and Linda Ruman. Also on the team are Ellen Bowman from the Vassalboro Friends Church, Jolene Newell, sister in law of Mary Morrison and Laurie Fitzgerad, sister of Lisa deWolfe. Jim Nelson has been in Honduras for two weeks taking a Spanish immersion Class. Lisa deWolfe and Laurie Fitzgerald arrived in Honduras on April 24th for some pre-work of the medical clinics. The remaining 13 members will fly to Roatán on April 28th from Boston.
We pray that you will be with each of us as we travel to Roatán, Honduras. May your energy invigorate us, your word instruct us, your peace enfold us, and your love secure us. Give us the eyes to see Christ in our new friends in Honduras.
Amen. (Prayer from 4/27 Commisioning Service for the Honduras Mission Team)