Saying Goodbye to Our Interns

(copied from the old blog. entry dated: 5/11/2009 3:17:00 PM)

                                                             Our Interns: Allison, Claire and Heather.

We have made incredible progress this year toward our goal of covering the Cangrejal mountain valley with affordable medical care and community education, and it is largely due to the help of our interns, Allison Ippel, Claire Carpenter and Heather Stewart.
Allison and Heather came to us last November and Claire came to us the following January. As usual, time has slipped away from us, and we can’t believe it is already time to say good bye to two of them. On April 24th, Claire left us to return home to begin preparing for medical school and Allison will do the same on May 15th. However, we do have a bit more time with Heather, who isn’t expected to leave until September.
We have learned a lot about what it means to have interns working alongside us, and above all we have realized that we can no longer do this on our own. The vision that God has given us, to provide comprehensive medical, dental and spiritual care to people in the rural, underserved areas of Honduras is much bigger than we ever imagined.
We thank God for increasing the capacity of this ministry in ways we never knew possible, by means we never thought possible. We also thank Allison and Claire for sacrificing their time and energy to serve here with us. We pray God’s blessings on them as they begin the next chapter of their lives, and hope that they won’t forget their time here in Honduras.
                                                                Saying good bye at Claire’s send off dinner.