Our goal at Baxter is to model Jesus’ compassion – we train those who proclaim His love, and our clinic cares for the really poor. The clinic’s doctors and dentists will see 10,000 patients this year. The clinic cares deeply for malnourished children. It serves them through a medical checkup for the family every 90 days, food staples every 10 days, and training for moms in daily sewing or hair styling classes.
One of our campus workers is a church leader for a very poor congregation, Los Pinos. He came by to share that he missed the school’s Christmas party last December because of a funeral – a funeral for a two-year-old son of a church member. The child was taken to the Teaching Hospital in Tegucigalpa and was diagnosed with being anemic – he tragically died 26 days later of malnutrition!
We see poverty daily in the city and every Sunday in the churches. The churches are doing their best by feeding a bowl of rice and a tortilla to their senior members and children during Sunday School. Unfortunately, it is not enough. We would love to be able to help more children in the Tegucigalpa area in the battle with malnutrition. Your monthly donation of $45 will support a child in our nutrition program.