Honduras short-term mission group is now fundraising

Lindsey Baker with student of the school in BacadillasLindsey Baker with student of the school in Bacadillas

Lindsey Baker with student of the school in Bacadillas

Journey-Honduras Background

Predisan and The Journey first got introduced by Greg Taylor and Amanda Madrid, when Greg traveled to Honduras to write the book, Lay Down Your Guns that tells the amazing story of Dr. Madrid’s life. It was during the research and writing of this book that Greg met Bartola Kuruvilla, who is now the Children’s Minister at The Journey. Bartola is Dr. Madrid’s daughter.

First Journey Group August 2017

The Journey Team 2017The Journey Team 2017

The Journey Team 2017

Bartola led a mission team of ten people from The Journey to Predisan in Honduras to witness what this organization is all about. On that trip, the team focused on building relationships with patients and staff at The Good Samaritan Health Center, worked on activities with the elementary kids at the school in the community of Bacadillas, worked on improving the facilities of the Health Center, interior and exterior, led a seminar of “Working as a Team” to Honduran men and women.

What is Predisan?

Predisan Facilities in CatacamasPredisan Facilities in Catacamas

Predisan Facilities in Catacamas

Predisan is a Christian Healthcare Ministry located in Catacamas, Honduras.  “Predisan” comes from two Spanish words meaning “to proclaim” and “to heal,” as in Luke 9:2 when Jesus sent out the apostles “to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick.” In short, Predisan is about “Proclaiming Jesus, Healing Lives.”

Two Years Later!

Martha Rivera (first left) Shadowing at The Journey in 2017Martha Rivera (first left) Shadowing at The Journey in 2017

Martha Rivera (first left) Shadowing at The Journey in 2017

We are excited to share with you that we have started planning our second trip from The Journey to Predisan, and the community of Bacadillas, Honduras. This time it is two of us traveling, Dr. Barrie Kaiser and Bartola Kuruvilla. During the past two years, The Journey has stayed connected in different ways with Predisan. Now we are ready to reconnect and see in person improvements in our relationship and in work Predisan does. We hope to be getting a tour of Predisan’s implementation of 5S, a system introduced to Martha Rivera during her shadowing at the Journey, then developed with Predisan staff.

Get to Know the Story of Dr. Barrie Kaiser and Bartola Kuruvilla

Bartola, second from left, Dr. Barrie Kaiser, far rightBartola, second from left, Dr. Barrie Kaiser, far right

Bartola, second from left, Dr. Barrie Kaiser, far right

Barrie and Bartola go way back. They met at Oklahoma Christian in 2001. They participated in at least three mission trips together with many other Memorial Road Church of Christ Members and Oklahoma Christian Students and Professors. These teams traveled to Tegucigalpa, the capital city, and were led by Dudley Chancey, professor from the Bible Department and truly a Honduras fan. Bartola’s job on these trips was mainly to interpret, while Barrie’s job was to mix concrete and carry rocks! Them both have a passion and love of missions. Now, they both are enjoying married life, live in Tulsa and are members at The Journey! What a blessing to reconnect in the body of Christ!

Photo by  Nathan Dumlao  on  UnsplashPhoto by  Nathan Dumlao  on  Unsplash

Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

Here is your role!! A very important one.

We are both very honored to be participants of this short mission trip to Honduras, once again! We would love for you to be a part of it by lifting us in prayer, that God use us as vessels to impact Hondurans and be impacted by Hondurans!

We kindly ask you to support us financially. Our goal is to be able to raise $4,000 that will cover our trip expenses plus be able to give a donation to Predisan that will help in the continuing improvements of the Health Center of Bacadillas. Any donation amount will be greatly appreciated, and we extend our gratitude beforehand.

Yes! All Donations are tax-deductible.

Online giving has been set up for Barrie Kaiser and Bartola Kuruvilla. To support either of them visit the links below.

If you would like to donate by check, please make it PAYABLE TO: The Journey Church. Memo: Barrie Kaiser Mission Trip Fund or Bartola Kuruvilla Mission Trip Fund. Please mail checks to: The Journey:  3171 S 129th E Ave, Suite D, Tulsa, OK 74134.    

Give by clicking one of the links for Barrie or Bartola below:

Y los envió a predicar el reino de Dios y a sanar a los enfermos.

Lucas 9:2


Bartola Kuruvilla

Bartola is the Children’s Minister and is married to Thomas (TJ) Kuruvilla. They are current foster parents of a wonderful 5 year old boy. They love serving within the church and outside of it as opportunities present themselves. Being an adopted kid herself, Bartola has a heart for missions and grew up as the result of Mission Predisan in Honduras. As a Loving Wife, Mom, and Children’s Minister: she is astonished to see how God’s hand has worked in her life.

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