As I reflect on ten years of service to AMIGA, and 28 trips to Honduras, I ask myself this question; What is the magnet that led me to AMIGA and the energy of this ministry? The answer is quite simple. It starts with answering a call, under Direction from God, which requires complete and utter trust, and follows with an unfathomable fulfillment that motivates me to continue on this amazing journey. I feel complete when I am serving others with a profound understanding of the privilege (and responsibility) to do so – when God is working through me. And that is what it is.
Here and in Honduras, I am the best version of myself when my eyes and heart are open to the Presence of God in me and in others. The Presence of This Quintessential Goodness is less obscured in Honduras and is experienced more keenly by living in the moment. Each experience and every person I experience through AMIGA keeps me focused on this vibrant Goodness and my critical need for this in my every moment.
I see AMIGA as an instrument from God to bring hope to my people of Honduras. All the people that become part of AMIGA affirm to Hondurans that they are not alone, that they have brother and sisters in the states that do not forget them.
My involvement in AMIGA started in 2014. I was attracted to AMIGA via my High School friend, Helen, and her passion for the cause. As I continue to work with AMIGA and meet the truly dedicated volunteers across the US, I am humbled by their talents and ability to make a difference in Honduras. The stories from the Honduran medical brigades are enlightening and inspire me to continue to volunteer my time tracking and reporting AMIGA’s financial activity. My thanks to Dr. Helena, Sr. Raquel, and the many volunteers for allowing me to be part of this amazing organization!