Mark Mueller : July 2004 - Hands of Mercy Physical Therapy in Honduras

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Our vision is to raise up a rehab center for handicapped children. Although the need is great, there is no therapy for children in this part of Honduras. When I last wrote we were beginning the second phase of the project, the training of assistant therapists who will volunteer at the center. The first group of students has finished their classes and practicum. We decided to train another group. They have finished their classes and are now completing their practicum. The practicum is in the Emilia D'Cuire School, the only special education school in this part of Honduras. The school has a program for children with physical problems. Currently there are 15 children in the program. Two people from the school have completed the training with me and will provide therapy for the children. This partnership between the church and the school has been a great help for all, especially for the children and their families.

In April, I had the opportunity to present at a national physical therapy conference with the University of Honduras. I then spent a week training the students from the functional therapy program.

During my time here, I have been helping some children and adults who need therapy.

Future Plans

We hope to begin the third phase of the project, the opening of a rehabilitation clinic for children, in August. We are delayed in the opening of the clinic because the place where we will see the children is currently being remodeled. I continue to identify children who need therapy and the process of obtaining the equipment needed for the clinic.

Trip to the States: I will be stateside in September and August.

Prayer Needs:

  • Financial Provision for me and the needs of the center.
  • For direction and guidance in the process of raising up the center.
  • Traveling Safety for my trip to the states and that the project progresses during my absence.


Please let me know your prayer needs and how I can pray for you.

Note to Supporters:

Thank you very much for your financial support and prayers that makes this ministry possible. Please make support checks payable to 'Congregacion Leon de Juda', write 'Honduras Mission' on the memo line, and send them to:

Congregación León de Juda
Attention: Alejandro Calderón
68 Northampton St.
Boston MA 02118
Tel. 617-541-4455

DO NOT SEND DONATIONS TO HONDURAS

Mark Mueller
markwilliammueller@hotmail.com
Apartado 497
La Ceiba, Atlántida
Honduras, Central América

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