Board of Directors 2019

We hit the ground running as soon as our board members arrived! Sunday was a full day of work. Tony and Ben were running around working on several different projects, Kelly began work on a new mural in the hospital, and the interns and Tabby worked on cleaning up the hospital and organizing it to help us prepare for our first team coming at the end of the month. It was great ha...
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Samaritan’s Purse

Recently, Jungle Hospital was added to the list of Samaritan’s Purse hospitals. This means that they will support us by sending us health care providers and supplies. We were very fortunate this year to host five people they sent to us. Our six month volunteer this year, Joy Dordal, is an RN from Minnesota. She came to us at the end of May and stayed until November. She had ...
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Ms. Claudia Berry

We have known Ms. Claudia Berry for many years. She is an amazing person to be around, and her assistance is always welcomed at the Jungle Hospital. Ms. Claudia is a strategic planner and grant writer. Many years ago, she came to us and helped us plan out our future goals and taught us how to make decisions in the direction of furthering our mission. It helped us to streamli...
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J-Team 2018

We are so blessed to manage a summer internship every year. It is a ten week program where the interns learn about service and the mission field in a hands-on environment. We call them our J-Team. This year, our interns included many students who are looking to go into the medical field or the mission field, or both. Madison Holcomb is a recent graduate of Lee University ...
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Big Lake Heights Church of God and Destiny Church

This week we hosted a combo team of two different Alabama churches, Big Lake Heights Church of God in Mobile and Destiny Church in Daphne. They were also a combo team because we took them on medical brigades and school visits, sometimes both at the same time! Their first day, the team split in half. The medical people assisted with our normal clinic, while other team members...
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Jacksonville Education Team

Earl “Chunky” Miller and his wife Dawn led a group from Jacksonville, Florida to do education brigades here in La Cuenca Cangrejal.  They were joined by their daughters, Hugo Vega and his family, plus Chris Wellmon, Jennifer Fleet, and Sarah Willis. The group kicked off their trip with a school visit to Urraco. They also visited Tocontin and Yaruca. Clearly they didn’t mind ...
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Lee University Team

It is our pleasure to host a team from Lee University every year, and this year was no different! We wasted no time when they got here, starting their visit with a medical brigade in Rio Viejo and then taking them to other villages on the mountain to do brigades there. We managed to see patients in Los Limpios, Toncontin, Las Mangas, El Pital, and La Muralla. Las Mangas ...
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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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