Monday, June 11, 2012

The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand is at hand

Preparing to Annoint awaiting surgery patients

In the pediatric ward

In the Gospel passage from Matthew for today's Feast of St. Barnabas Jesus tells us "As you go, make this proclamation: 'The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.' Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, drive out demons.(Mt 10:7-8)  That being the case the Kingdom is at hand here in Honduras because the wonderful doctors, dentist, eye doctors, nurses, etc here are curing the sick and bringing the dead to life as well as casting out the demons of fear and ignorance.  The Kingdom is alive in the people here, but also in those of us who are here to serve. Once again I let pictures (above and below) tell the story. By the way if you click on a picture it will enlarge.

Patients waiting at the hospital

Children at play in school yard
The mission here includes the local hospital and clinics in various locations. You saw a dental clinic yesterday. Today we also visited an eye clinic, a hearing evaluation clinic and a local school that some missionaries are working with. You will notice too that the teen volunteers help out at the different sites as well.

 A little girl(left)is having her hearing checked.

At right a Franciscan sister talking with children at the school
 People waiting at the eye clinic and (below) a sample of the many eyeglasses that have been donated

 Some of our teenage volunteers. They are all great kids
 Dr. Dan Hennessey doing an eye exam

Here is a proud and grateful Honduran

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