Every year, a team from the Pella area and other states travels to Honduras to volunteer with medical, construction and evangelism brigades. The teams travel to under-served villages near Guaimaca to provide medical, optometry, physical therapy and dental care that is otherwise not available. Some team members work on construction projects. The rural medical teams treat an average of 100–200 people daily. Every person receives vitamins in addition to medications for their medical needs. The teams traveling to Honduras bring all the medications and eyeglasses needed for patients. The average cost of medication is $5,000–8,000. Surgical teams operate at the Centro Medico Clinic. We bring all medications and anesthesia needed for the surgeries. In the United States, we have easy access to surgery, but Hondurans must wait until a surgeon and anesthesiologist travel to them. For approximately 15 years, teams from Pella have traveled to Honduras to volunteer with medical, construction and surgery teams. These teams serve by traveling to underserved villages in the mountains to provide medical and dental care that is otherwise not available. Several teams provide help by working on various construction projects. We are so excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for the continued development of the hospital and other ministries in Guaimaca!
The Board of PATTH thanks you for taking the time to read about our ministry, and we encourage you to help the impoverished in Honduras by donating to PATTH. Your check can be sent to:
700 Main St. #203
Pella, IA, 50219Note on your check or through a cover letter if the donation is for a specific part of our ministry.
Any inquiries may be sent to Jean De Waard, Gail Beyer, or Dennis Vander Horst.
A copy of Form 501(c)3 nonprofit organization is available upon request.