I am an expat here in Honduras helping those who need care and praying for this country for wisdom, honesty, and resolutions. I am like one of the expats here at the hospital just landing and needing to be oriented to where things are and how they work. So, I will be learning to listen better to my Honduran friends and coworkers to know what really is the condition of this country.
As for the loved ones that leave, let me recognize that it is hard and sometimes feels “sad-mad”(from the movie Home) to say goodbye. When patients die, when family members immigrate elsewhere, when co-workers move away or when kids from our community move away. So my prayer is; “God go before them and after them and place your hand of blessing on them, and may you give us grace and peace in the wake of their leaving.”
Así que, here in my new home I pray that new life will continue to come to Hospital Loma de Luz and to Honduras. Waiting for the beautiful cry of that newborn baby.
Grace & peace,
PS: I got here safely and am settling in well.