Honduran Mission has grown in the last few years. What started out
a medical mission has developed into a holistic approach to helping
the people of Honduras. A visit to the "Teams" pages gives
one an idea of the various projects undertaken by mission workers.
One effort undertaken recently is a girls dormatory built to house
young girls under the careful watch of Sister Eleanor. The dorm was
built because young girls were routinely being kidnapped and subjected
to unthinkable horrors. Sister Eleanor was approaced by families with
young girls begging for her help. Law enforcement in some of these
areas is sparse and the only solution seemed to be to get the girls
who were at risk away from the area. This type of intervention is
Eleanor decided to use an approach pioneered by other aid agencies
and encourage those who want to help to "adopt" a child.
For $100 a month, a young girl can be housed, fed, clothed and schooled.
This sum also provides basic medical services. A hundred dollars is
less than many of us spend on soft drinks in a month's time. A few
of the children are being sponsored by Sunday School classes.
you are interested in make a profound difference in the lives of one
of these children, please click on the "Contact Us" button
Contact Dr. Tom Camp
I Love Being a Methodist by Dr. Tom
Wait a minute!!! I thought this was a Methodist Medical Mission
(or Why I love being a member of Christ United Methodist Church).
On a resent mission to Honduras, ostensibly to practice medicine in
Rural fishing village on the coast, I experienced the wonders of
inter-denominationalism (how do you like that word) and the expanded
roles of Christians. Our main missionary and director of the protestant
known as Cruzado de Evangelio, Sister Eleanor Cooper, ask several
doctors to see a lady dying of aids. She has maybe 6 - 12 mos. to
there was nothing we had to offer her for her aids problem. This lady
to Eleanor's compound every mouth for a little food for her three
boy and two girls ages 7, 9, and 11. Each month she ask Eleanor if
promise to take care of her children when she dies and each month
tells her she cannot promise this. Eleanor's solution, have someone
each child, to the tune of $100/mo and put them in the "Girl's
that has been taken on and is being built and supported by a Nazarene
group headquartered here in Jasper. The kids are cute and relatively
healthy and the solution is available. What does this have to do with
Another medical problem: a one-year old child who had lost 3/4th of
his blood volume due to Hookworms. The Diagnosis was made and
treatment initiated by an Episcopal physician who jointed Christ Church's
team in Honduras. Would the child have died if he hadn't been there,
I don't know but there's certainly a good chance. What does this have
do with Methodism?
Everything! As Methodists we are willing to reach out to others in
name of Christ to help do the work of Christ and His church.
Our team in May consisted of 4 Methodist, 2 Church of Nazarene, 1
Presbyterian, 1 Church of God, 5 Baptist, and 1 Episcopalian. We are
also coordinating with two other UMC's from Weaver and Columbiana
and have three other teams leaving Jasper during July. These are some
of the reason's I love being a member of our church.
Vaya con Dios,
Tom Camp, M.D.
Christ UMC, Jasper AL
If you or members of your church would like to know more about what
are doing in Honduras and how you could be on one of our teams contact
at Christ church.