Charles & Judy Echols (members of St. Mark's), along with a team of 14 or so, take yearly trips to Iglesia San Marcos in Honduras. This team (which comes from several churches in different parts of the US) is the only medical help they receive. In addition, each year the team addresses maintenance and construction expenses that become evident in setting up the clinics. The team stands at 18 strong right now, with missioners from Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Alaska and Arizona.
The 2018 trip has been made to the Honduras Medical Mission to Iglesias San Marcos. For the 3rd year Bishop Lloyd Allen requested we go to San Marcos and provide a medical clinic, pharmacy, and vision clinic for the families in this rural village near Omoa, Honduras. Once again we brought Sawyer Water Filters and provided training in the use and care of the water filters. For the first time we hired a local Honduran dentist to provide dental care and evaluation for the adults and children who visit the clinic.
In addition to the distribution of water filters, tooth brushes donated by the faithful congregation of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church were handed out along with instructions for their use.
How can you help? Your prayers and support will increase our ability to respond to the general medical, vision and dental needs of small, rural communities in Honduras and to look for ways to ensure more continuity of care for the patients and their families that we treat. Consider joining us in this mission to serve God’s people! Every team member provides gifts from our Lord that are needed in this effort to be God’s hands on this earth.
St. Mark's would be glad to get you in touch with Charles and Judy if you have more questions or are considering joining the mission team. Please call the church office for this information.
For a report on the 2018 Honduras Medical Mission Trip, click on the PDF link below, which includes detailed information on the trip along with photos!
2018 Honduras Mission Report >
Sadly, Judy Echols passed away on February 18, 2019 following a long illness.
8:00 AM: Holy Communion, Rite I
10:30 AM: Holy Communion, Rite II