River Valley Medical

River Valley Church sent us our first team from Minnesota this May! They were full of excitement, asking to how to serve and help in any way possible. With this attitude, they tackled the week with such energy, we hit some amazing goals on brigade. Our first day, in Rio Viejo, was a day of torrential jungle rains, which kept many patients from coming (21 medical patients, 7 den...
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April Visitors

April proved to be full of visitors, most of them old friends which made this month feel like one big family reunion! Our volunteer, Lizzie, (who feels like family now) had her dad, Jerry Sillocks, come down for a week to visit this April! Jerry is a firefighter up in New York and is a part of the Firefighters for Christ ministry. In La Ceiba, he had a meeting with the head ...
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March Residents

This month, we got some more hands to help from Our Lady of the Lake with Ashley Kosier and LSU with Morgan Walker. Ashley is a pediatric resident and Morgan an Internal Medicine Resident. Both residents helped us in the Midwife Conference and participated on brigade with CityHope’s medical team. They even got to experience a rotation in La Ceiba’s hospital! They both helpe...
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True North

Through the good word of our friend Lee Domingue, this cluster of 3 Canadian families ended up visiting during the City Hope week and joining in on some of our school visits. The Thursday visits to Yaruca, Nueva Suyapa, and Los Pirineos now included some Northern friends alongside our Alabama church team! On Friday, when the City Hope team went down to La Ceiba, this family gro...
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City Hope 2018

From CityHope Church in Alabama, we received first year ministry students for the first time! This addition to our medical brigades made our outreach even more rich and all-encompassing with spiritual ministry being focused on alongside our medical care with this dimensional group. Our week’s schedule had us in Rio Viejo (100 medical patients, 20 IER seniors with dental ...
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Midwife Conference

After years of dreaming, we finally were able to host the first conference with the Cuenca midwives to train them in essential care for newborns. With the opening of our Labor and Delivery Ward in 2016, our passion for spreading newborn and new mothers’ health grew even more. Dr. Martin and our visiting Dr. Amy Wood facilitated the teachings and included the 3 Cuenca nurses and...
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February Residents

Ryan, an Internal medicine resident, came for his first time in May of 2017 and returned this February for another one month rotation. This time, however, he brought his wife Sheena, an OB/GYN resident, for the one month stay. The two went to Las Minas, experienced two rotations in Atlántida Hospital in La Ceiba, and assisted in the palliative care of Doña Paula beside our t...
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A Helping Hand

  A returning helping hand, Lizzy Sillcocks, is serving with us for six months during her gap year after graduating college. Lizzy came as a summer intern last year on J-Team and fell in love with this place. After being accepted into New York Medical College for this July, she decided to spend six months with us before continuing her studies in medicine. She has a h...
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Uncommon

During the end of this month, we received a unique team filled with some of our favorite people.  Our HHG Board Members and some close friends visited: Tony, Mike, and Ben from Louisiana, Tim from London, Vim and Jordan from Texas, and Brian from Atlanta, all joined together for a week of deep-hearted service. Our week together began with a sermon from CityHope Church ca...
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Expansion Project

Here we go again! This coming February, we will begin a new expansion project here at the Jungle Hospital. Our objective is to build housing for potential long term volunteers and their families so that the Jungle Hospital Staff can grow and better meet the needs of our surrounding area. Our current housing serves short term volunteers well, but doesn't meet the needs of establ...
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