By Tim Kowols
For a week, the impact Door County Medical Center’s Chief Administrative Officer Brian Stephens and Materials Management Manager Andrew Starr made in the world stretched farther than the walls of the hospital. Stephens and Starr joined a combined effort of the Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay and the World Mission of the Moravian Church on a mission trip to make improvements for a clinic serving the local Miskito Indian community in Honduras. Helping make sure the clinic had a reliable water supply every day by installing tanks and checking for leaks, Stephens says the struggle for that community to have the resource was an eye opener when he returned home on Monday.
Starr believes the things they did in one week were not life-altering for the people living in rural Ahus, but thinks they did enough little things to make a difference.
The Honduran clinic Stephens and Starr served has been the focus of Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church member and former Door County Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Rick Nelson the last several years. Both men say the best thing people can do to support the clinic’s mission is to donate money where it can serve local people with services at under two dollars a day.
Pictures provided by Brian Stephens