“An idea you can do anything with, but an experience does something with you.”
– D.H. Lawrence
“I am always reminded that there is so much more to this world than what is happening in my life and its challenges. I feel privileged to have been a member of this medical mission brigade and look forward to a reunion!”
Beth Marien, Registered Nurse Pre Op
SCA Medical Missions Volunteer – April 2015
We selected a surgery center in Honduras, near the capital city Tegucigalpa, as our initial site for medical mission trips. The surgery center is a modern, well-equipped facility that was created by Dr. Peter Daly, an orthopedic surgeon in St. Paul, Minnesota, and his wife Lulu. The surgery center is located on the grounds of a large orphanage run by a not-for-profit organization called NPH International. This location allows for surgeons and teammates to bring their spouses and children to join in helping at the orphanage in the garden, kitchen and other areas by playing with children, rocking babies and helping with general grounds upkeep. They can also can help in various ways at the surgery center. Lodging for the mission trips for the medical brigade and accompanying family members is on the grounds of the orphanage so that everyone remains close together.
Bill Pethick, VP Operations
Medical Missions Volunteer – April 2015