Mission team ministers in rural Honduran villages

PLAINVIEW – A group of Wayland Baptist University students traveled to rural Honduras this summer, where they conducted door-to-door medical visits and participated in children’s ministry activities.

Working closely with Dr. Jason Brockway, a physician from Kilgore, students offered basic medical services to children and adults in small villages near Valle de Angeles, Honduras. The Wayland team was guided by Dr. Adam Reinhart, Dean of the Kenneth L. Mattox School of Mathematics and Sciences, and Donnie Brown, Director of Spiritual Life. The team included WBU students Jazmin Ortega, Bruna Moureira, Sidney Perez, Kali Garza, Luke Brockway, Dylan Dodd, and Christopher Chadwick in addition to Reinhart, Brown, and Brockway. This is the fifth time a Wayland team has traveled to Honduras.

“Led by our longtime friend, Dr. Adam Reinhart, WBU has sent five amazing medical mission teams to us in Honduras over the last 10 years,” said Joseph Denton of Tree of Life International. “Their dedication and contribution of work, love, and encouragement has greatly blessed the people of Honduras, us personally, and our ministry.”

The door-to-door medical visits took place in rural villages where Tree of Life International’s long-term mission team operates. The Wayland students collaborated with Denton and Brockway while conducting the medical visits.

“This immersive experience allowed the students to gain a deeper understanding of the medical and spiritual culture within rural Honduran villages,” Reinhart said.

Wayland students have ministered to more than 500 children and adults in Honduran villages, Reinhart explained. During these visits, students dedicate significant time to praying for the individuals they encounter, while also providing much-needed medication and antiparasitic treatment.

In addition to the medical visits, the Wayland team assisted with children’s ministry in the villages. At each location they helped children participate in a fun, Bible-based program in which meals were served, games were played, and practical assistance was provided in various ways.