I am EXCITED to announce I will be going back to Honduras on April 5, 2018. I am a bit out of my comfort zone, since this will be the first time in 15 years, that I’m going without Karl. The Lord has put it on my heart to go and help Lisa Bradley at the Bethesda Boys Home in Honduras. Lisa has been a longtime friend who is currently overwhelmed and over worked. I am happy to answer the call for help. Please pray for me, that I will bond with the boys, be a big help to Lisa so she can get a break she so much deserves and needs, for language skills for me as well as finances to support my trip. I am trusting in God for all of this as well as for safety while I travel and live in the jungle at the boys home. If God lays it on your heart to donate, you may do so at pokropmissions.com
I arrived fine. When I got here there was one 18 month old names Dani who I was to be helping with. He had been sick with cough, malnourished, diareaha, and very weak when Lisa got him. He seemed to be doing somewhat better when I arrived although still not healthy. Two days later, Lisa got a call saying little Marco was very sick could we come get him? It was late at night and the tough decision was made because it is a dangerous neighborhood and at night, to wait until morning. Since the house is not baby proof and Lisa is leaving to go to the states, the decision to take Dani back to him mom ,(as he was somewhat better, and I couldn’t physically care for two sick toddlers) and pick up Marco. This is the third day I was here and the third time we needed to go into the city an hour and a half one way for various reasons like groceries, medication, etc.. another long day.
Upon seeing Marco, we knew we had to bring him with us. So we take him home. I sit in the backseat with him, as we have no car seat for him. Half way home he begins to vomit 🤮! Upon getting home around 8 pm we clean him up ( and me) and give him some medication to calm his stomach but then the diarrhea starts along with the wheezing. He falls asleep around 9:30 pm but wakes up around 3 am. I cuddle with him, change his diaper and about 4:40 he falls back asleep. He awakens around 5:30. I give him a drink and Lisa gives him some medicine. The diarrhea seems to be under control so I give him some banana and wait an hour..no vomiting..I made him an egg and ate it. He starts to play and began wheezing badly so I give him a bath and a breathing treatment. He falls asleep in the chair.