Exactly 22 years ago, Hurricane Mitch hit Honduras. The second-deadliest Atlantic hurricane on record, it caused over 7,000 fatalities in the country. Images of mudslides and floods washing away villages and destroying infrastructure and crops were seen around the world.
In response to the crisis, Denise Main and her family traveled to Honduras where they met Pascual Torres and witnessed his work providing companionship and hospice care to people dying alone and of AIDS. A strong friendship formed resulting in a partnership to build clinics to care for people with HIV.
Today, Honduras is bracing for Hurricane Eta’s arrival. Some of our staff have stayed home and patients’ visits were cancelled for safety reasons. Pascual took the following photo today showing cows being carried away down a river breaching its banks due to rain preceding Eta’s arrival. Over 30 inches of rain are predicted between now and Friday. Currently rated category 4, Eta is expected to reach category 5 status before landfall.
In 2020, Pascual knows he is not alone in keeping the doors open, the patients seen, the medications dispensed, and the food distributed.
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