Transformation, Jubilee, & ASI
On this stormy Friday I sit on top of my freshly made bed. Below me are three quilts that two of my grandmothers made for me over the years. On bottom is the last quilt my Momma Dot ever made, and layered on top are two Meno quilts. They bring me warmth. They bring me comfort. They bring me love. Most of all, however, they remind me of the generations before me who worked hard to get me to where I am today: a BA and MA degree holder, a teacher, and a missionary. With a reported threat of twisters and hailing balls of ice in the sky I consider the fortunes of some of my Honduran brethren. Do they have people that love them? Yes, of course they do, but can those loved ones provide the same opportunities with which I have been blessed? No.
Medical mission to Limon Honduras May 23 -31, 2013 looking for team members if you or someone you know is interested in a mission trip please contact me Lou Altman laaltman @netscape.net Cost is approx. $1600 includes airfare,lodging, food.
The dates are now set for shipping for 2014.
Saturday, April 5th - Preload - all cargo will need to be in the warehouse, properly labeled and manifested.
Saturday, April 26th - Loading - Container leaves for Gulfport at noon.
May 5th - Estimated arrival in Puerto Castilla, Honduras
May 16th - Estimated Customs clearance and delivery to Las Cruzadas FALL - tentative - these dates may move earlier but not later Saturday, November 7th - Preload
Saturday, November 21st - Loading
November 28th - Arrival in Honduras
December 5th - Clearance
The Spring dates are arranged to avoid the Easter holiday break in Honduras, as well as to avoid conflicts with Easter break here, while providing the earliest possible arrival for supplies for the May mission teams. Yours in Service, Pam Greene AHMEN Logistics Team Leader 205.669.9279
Dresses bring smiles to the faces of children
Shades Mountain Women's Club in Birmingham, Alabama brings smiles to young girls in rural village of Limon, Honduras. Kathy, from the women's club who make dresses from throw away materials begin sending their dresses to Honduras last year. When team leader Lou Altman worked in Limon she asked the "clinic mom" Corina to identify some young girls in the village who needed dresses. Pictured below is the results. Thanks ladies of the Shades Mountain Women's Club.
|Dr. Henry Gibson passes away
I am extremely sorry to announce the loss of a pioneer in Honduran Medical Missions. After a very brief illness, Dr. Henry Gibson, founder of the Carolina Honduras Health Foundation, died earlier today. Dr. Gibson was 89 years old, still practiced family medicine in Barnwell, South Carolina and since 2005 led medical teams to the Limon Clinic twice each season. His most recent trip was in March of this year. For many in the Alabama Honduras Medical Educational Network, the Limon Clinic was their first introduction to missions in Honduras. AHMEN owes a great debt to CHHF and Dr. Gibson, for his vision and his support. He will be greatly missed. Arrangements for the final celebration of Dr. Gibson’s life will include visitations on Tuesday evening and funeral at 11:00 AM Wednesday morning at the Methodist Church in Barnwell.
Cards and letters can be sent to:
Carolina Honduras Health Foundation
299 Jackson St
Barnwell, SC 29812
|Contact List Update
The Alabama Honduras Medical Education Network (AHMEN) is compiling and organizing our contact lists. The link below will open a form which will enable us to gather your current contact information, and to ask your opinion on key issues about our work in Honduras. We would like to know about your interests, your skills and your experience. All information you share with us is for AHMEN use only and will not be shared. The questionnaire will take but a few moment to complete. Upon completion simply click the SUBMIT button at the bottom. Your responses will be added to a database that will assist us to better serve the poor of Honduras. Feel free to leave any responses unanswered. Thank you.
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