In 1994, Martin and Wendy Williams began their ministry in Honduras, working on a dairy farm, hosting short-term missions groups and using their background in children’s ministries to train puppet teams and organize children’s ministries in local churches.
Embracing the local people and their culture, the Williamses recognized the need for a medical clinic in the mountains surrounding Rio Viejo. Martin enrolled in medical school in 1999, while Wendy taught in various Honduran bilingual schools. In November 2006, Martin completed his medical degree, and the family made plans to establish the “jungle hospital” with the vision to provide comprehensive medical, dental and spiritual care to the people of Northern Honduras.
In November of 2007, the Dyer Rural Hospital was dedicated and opened its doors to serve the people of the Cangrejal River Cove. The hospital’s reputation as a primary care facility has grown, and the surrounding villages have been visited by medical and educational teams to raise awareness of the services the hospital provides.
Since the opening of the hospital the facilities have expanded to include a dormitory to host visiting teams and practitioners, mid-term volunteer and intern housing, and a home for the Williamses. In 2013, they will dedicate the Wunstel Ward, which includes an operating theater and a seven-bed pre/post-op area.
For more information, please visit www.junglehospital.com.