|Nathan and Rebecca Lloyd-Jones
Submitted by Dr. Tom Camp
Nathan and Rebecca Lloyd-Jones: Who are they? Why do you Care?
I first met Nathan and Rebecca two years in Palacio, Honduras. One of AHMEN's teams was headed for La Mosquitia and we were schedule to stop over in Palacio, spend the night, then hire boats for our trip up river into the jungles.
When we got into Palacio and were preparing to check into the hotel, we were informed there was a convention in town and they had given our rooms away.
A convention in Palacio? That didn't make since until we saw some of the "conventioneers" coming out of their rooms. Each well armed with pistols, machine guns, sunglasses. and serious expressions on their faces. We new we were going to lose this argument.
Then comes Jesus Cacho, Mario, and Marlene "to the rescue". There is an "offshoot" of Cruzadas del Evangelico in Palacio with a mission compound, bilingual school, and sleeping quarters. One quick phone call and we are staying in a wonderful sleeping house with stove, showers, and beds. This compound is run by Nathan and Rebecca. Last year Guf, Mary, Marlene, and myself stayed there while the rest of the Jungle Team went upriver.
Guf and Mary held an eye clinic for the kids in the school and we went across the river to Pueblo Neuvo to hold medical/eye clinic with Jesus's sister Julia. What a pleasant surprise when Guf and I got a phone call from Nathan saying they were in Florida and would be coming thru Jasper on Thursday morning, Dec. 15th.
We had a delightful breakfast in Jasper, good fellowship, good food, and making plans for next year.
Lou and Lela, along with a future AHMEN team members discussed how deaf and/or disabled kids from Palacio could find a school and "home" in Plan de Flores with Marianna and Alfredito. Guf and Mary, in their usually open minded searching way welcomed them with thru Alabama hospitality.
Some things we learned:
1.They would welcome small teams to work with their school, medical/eye clinics, and the local hight school in teaching. They are particularly interested in educating their youth in the consequences of drugs "up the line" from the supply chain. They estimate 70 to 80% of boys from 12-13 years old work in the drug trade. They work to offer them other choices.
2.They could use a library for their primary school grade in the bilingual school.
Their contact numbers are: 011-504-9650-9042 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If any of this appeals to you, consider being a part of this potential new area for changing the lives of youth.
Tom Camp Dec. 2011