We are the Gilley Family.
Nathan & Bethany Gilley with our 3 children.
Going to Honduras.
Our family is preparing for an adventure: a move from Murfreesboro, Tennesse (USA) to a rural coastal hospital near Balfate, Honduras called Hospital Loma de Luz. There we hope to provide medical care as the hands and feet of Christ while raising our family.
We are going through World Medical Mission Post-Residency Program which is the medical mission arm of Samaritan’s Purse. The Post-residency program specializing in bridging the needs of mission hospitals around the globe and the calling of God on medical doctors who are completing their residency. They come along-side candidates with a thorough interview and commitment process. Whereafter they support their post-residents through the steep learning curve of medical missions; facilitating travel, language learning, visas, licensure, hospital placement, fundraising, spiritual care, and mentorships for a 2-3 year period.
This is our tentative timeline:
- Family Medicine Residency – Completed June 30th 2019
- World’s Medical Mission Post-Residency Orientation – Completed August 2019
- Language school in Honduras – 2020 for 6 months
- Move in and begin working at Loma de Luz – 2020-2022 for a 2 year commitment with Samaritan’s Purse Post Residency Program
- Seek the Lord’s will about the location of our family’s continued ministry
In the interim we will be preparing for our departure- Pray for us as we pare down our belongings to what can be brought by passenger plane, finish paying off medical school loans, and raise financial support to make our work in Honduras possible. After residency is finished I will be working at a local urgent care clinic group for the months before we head to Honduras.
Our language school will be in Honduras but not at our hospital. We will live at the school for half a year and thereafter we will move across the country to housing on the hospital compound near Belfate. I will be working full time in the Hospital/Clinic, and Bethany will be continuing the work of homemaking, educating our 3 daughters, a making our home a place of hospitality and ministry. Bethany, though a Physician Assistant (PA), is not committed to working in the hospital at this time. We would like to get settled in, find our routines, and then branch out to ministry opportunities as God presents them.
After 2 years serving at the hospital, our commitment with Samaritan’s Purse will come to an end, in the middle of 2022. By that time we hope God will have revealed the next steps that he would like our family to take. The purpose and hope of the 2 year post-residency program through Samaritan’s Purse is that missionaries will be transitioned to long term mission agencies and continue to serve abroad.
Please keep us in your prayer and support us as you feel led.
Nathan & Bethany Gilley
Murfreesboro, TN, USA
February 15th, Year of our Lord 2019, updated 7/3/2019, 9/25/19
The views and opinions expressed in this blog are not the views of Samaritan’s Purse or World Medical Mission.