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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Clinics, Health, International, International Development

Mission: OUR MISSION AND VISION PREDISAN exists as a Christian healthcare organization so that individuals in our service area (currently eastern Honduras) can experience wholeness – spiritual, physical, social, economic and environmental health – according to God’s redemptive plan. We focus on three areas of ministry that provide a holistic approach to healing lives: Healthcare, Community Development and Spiritual Formation.

Results: Since 1986, Mission Predisan has been instrumental in the development and implementation of health promotion and health education training programs. Predisan works with local universities and the Honduran Ministry of Health to develop education programs and training guidelines that set the standard for training the next generation of Honduran healthcare providers. Our staff are Honduran nationals that have been instrumental to improving the quality of health in their communities. They are doctors, nurses, teachers, psychologists, counselors, mid-wives and health promoters that serve with the heart and compassion of Christ. Predisan staff and volunteers provide high quality health care, rehabilitation for drug addicts and alcoholics, biblical family counseling and drug prevention activities for youth. We concentrate our services on the most marginal and unprotected groups, especially those that are at the greatest risk and/or have the least access to services. Predisan operates out of 25 facilities: The Good Samaritan Medical Center in central Catacamas, CEREPA addiction treatment center and one clinic in rural suburbs of Catacamas and five remote mountain clinics where we serve more than 50 small villages. We also serve through 17 health centers in the municipality of Culmi that include a birthing center and doctors office. We join with local, national efforts, health organizations, and community groups to develop strategies that address the cause of disease and implement preventative activities that empower communities to build sustainable solutions. We foster a safe and healthy environment for mind, body and spirit through community development and education initiatives that impact the next generation. Community development programs are the key to the sustainability, success and health of the people and communities we serve. To inspire future missionaries we integrate volunteer experiences into all of our programs. Predisan’s volunteer program creates an exchange of experiences with professionals, medical brigades and students. Volunteers come primarily from North American churches, colleges and medical schools — bringing fresh ideas and expertise to expand Predisan's outreach. More than 350 doctors, church members, community leaders and students — as individuals or as groups — visited and worked at Predisan in 2014.

Target demographics: families, women and children

Direct beneficiaries per year: 188,167

Geographic areas served: Olancho, Honduras

Programs:

The beautiful and modern Good Samaritan Clinic in Catacamas, Honduras, provides out-patient family medical care, specialty care and surgical procedures by doctors in Predisan's volunteer program.

A Rural and Mountain Health Program operates clinics in rural and mountain areas near Catacamas.

CEREPA, Predisan's addiction-treatment center in Catacamas is known as a leading center throughout Central America. It usually operates at capacity for men and women in-patients, and provides out-patient care.

An Education Program provides a scholarship program for students from kindergarten through high school, programs for health workers and citizens associated with the mountain clinics, and an anti-addiction/self-esteem program for elementary and secondary students.

A Community Development Program works with the mountain communities Predisan serves to provide education, collaboration on public health projects such as water and latrine systems and a variety of education/community development services. The program works with governmental agencies to provide a Healthy Schools program to students in local elementary schools. The students receive medical screenings, vitamins, parasite treatments, lice treatments and a healthy snack each day.

A Spiritual Development Program works to proclaim the name of Jesus Christ through all of Predisan's efforts. Chaplains work at Predisan facilities daily to bring comfort and encouragement and oversee a program to provide vouchers for medical care to those unable to pay Predisan's symbolic charges for services.

Community Stories

66 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

Predisan is laser focused on staying mission centric and has an uncompromising and disciplined team providing healthcare to Honduras. As Dean of a College that annually sends 20 nursing students to the clinics in Honduras I can say the team at Predisan is a premiere partner for us.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

When you become involved with Predisan you are blessed as much as those being served. The work brings out your compassion as you see the gratitude and tremendous need of whole communities. Many people who live in the mountains walk 8-9 hours to get to a clinic. Surgical brigades from the U.S. will treat close to 100 patients who wait a year or more to get surgery. This shows volunteers the meaningful impact and enormous worth of just a week of their time and talent.

lindatrevathan

Board Member

Rating: 5

Ive been involved with Predisan since first visiting Honduras in 1992. Watching Predisan grow from a seed into a huge tree with many branches has been one of the greatest joys of my life. The work of Predisan to bring whole person health and the love of Jesus Christ to each individual is truly inspirational.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with the Predisan board of directors for over 5 years. This group of people is so awesome to work with because they are dedicated; have incredible integrity; and are fun! This year Predisan has expanded its' work to include 17 more primary health care clinics that we had at this time a year ago - and the work of the board and staff to provide quality health care in an area of the world that is so underserved and vulnerable is truly thrilling. Kudos to Predisan!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been going to Honduras with Predisan now for 15 years. The first time I went it changed my life. I always intended to go, but for different reasons never quite found the time. Predisan is an extremely well organized organization. They know where the needs are, and most importantly, stay focused on their mission, that of healing and sharing the word of Christ.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have now been involved with Predisan for 10 years. This is the most dedicated staff and focused missional organization I've ever been involved with. The staff from top to bottom is clearly dedicated to serving the people of Honduras, and providing high quality medical care in a country that is sorely lacking in equality of care, regardless of the patients ability to pay. Additionally, they focus on the patient as a total person, which is critical.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The mission of PREDISAN is transformation. The pursuit of healing through integrating health initiative to address body and spirit are done with quality and integrity. The staff of PREDISAN are Hondurans called and prepared to serve their own through a community based development model. It is awesome to witness. It will transform you to serve those around your home.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

In the year 2000, I was invited by Mission PREDISAN to join their staff. Having lived in Honduras for two years and witnessing under-committed boards, I was hesitant to return to to situations that promised little support and oversight. Yet, as I began to meet the board members and listen to the vision of expalined by Honduran leadership, my fears were replaced by a strong attraction to join a growing and vibrant group of people serving God. I have recently returned to reside in the United States after 12 years serving with great privilege in the organization. Mission PREDISAN has carefully worked along side government and faith groups during the last 26 years to establish credibility and values that are only beginning to impact the communities they serve. As I continue to support and share their work, I anticipate that the next 25 years are full of awesome, life and community changing processes led by a staff who have witnessed a generation of commitment and love from workers at Mission PREDISAN.

Jim_161

Client Served

Rating: 5

Predisan Cerepa took me in when I was lost---they healed and renewed, reconciled and restored me to faith and family. I now live in peace, walking one day at a time, without fear of yesterday, confident in today, and with hope for the morrow. God's continued blessings on the healers and staff who receive the broken, the poor and the sick. Give them patience and strength as they mend the hearts and minds, the bodies and spirits of your children.

Predisán Cerepa me acogió cuando me perdí: ellos sanaron y renovaron, reconciliaron y me restauraron a la fe ya la familia. Ahora vivo en paz, caminando un día a la vez, sin miedo de ayer, confiado en hoy, y con esperanza para el mañana. Las bendiciones continuas de Dios sobre los sanadores y el personal que reciben a los quebrantados, los pobres y los enfermos. Dales paciencia y fortaleza mientras reparan los corazones y las mentes, los cuerpos y los espíritus de tus hijos.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

When I was alone in a foreign land, hopelessly addicted to alcohol, with no where else to turn, I called out to God and Dr. Amanda Madrid. I had lost my wife, my family, my sanity and my faith. Holy Providence and Dr. Amanda heard me and accepted me for treatment at Predisan (CEREPA), which healed me, saved my life and renewed my soul. This incredible medically and spiritually based rehab and recovery ministry showed me the soberminded spiritual path back to my wife, my family and friends, and my Lord--through Faithbased Recovery.

Sadly, two excellent renowned recovery programs had not broken through to me. I have subsequently been diagnosed with lymphoma, which is currently and thankfully quiescent. The grace, healing and hope, gifted to me by Predisan (CEREPA), provide me with peace and the promise of a life fulfilled.

Three weeks ago, my wife and I were privileged to humbly, honestly share the story of my addiction recovery in Atlanta at the celebration of Predisan USA Inc's 30th Anniversary. I was profoundly blessed to express my deep love, respect and gratitude to Dr Amanda Madrid, founder Doris Clark, the selfless health care providers and staff, and faithful longtime supporters of this lifesaving non-profit charitable ministry. I praise God and Predisan, USA Inc for the grace and privilege to remain sober, joyful and healthy, one day at a time.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Spent a summer working at their main clinic and brought multiple engineering teams down to provide needed logistical expertise. They do a great work for the people of Olancho.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization reached my community in the remote mountains of Olancho back in 1986, just as their work was starting out. I was fortunate to see the growth Predisan has seen in the past 25 years and many of the people whose lives have been improved by the holistic approach to care that it offers. I am blessed by the many relationships developed through Predisan and am glad to be part of an organization that works so diligently to best serve those in need.

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Donor

Rating: 5

After hearing great things about Predisan for almost 20 years from friends who have visited Honduras, I was able to see first hand recently how this wonderful organization operates and impacts the lives of so many in Honduras. Their consistent approach "to preach and to heal" is improving the spiritual. mental and physical health of thousands, young and old.

From operating health clinics in mountainous and rural communities, to providing pre-natal care for expectant mothers, to praying with patients and their families, to providing both effective tools and encouragement to those recovering from addictions, Predisan is serving the people of Honduras by being the hands, feet and mouth of Jesus.

Jenny W.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

What an incredible missions outreach to Hondurans! Predisan is outstanding in its health care delivery model and spiritual outreach program. Christ is at the very heart of everything they do! Quality and excellence are drivers for their amazing work. Thank you for allowing me to experience the loving hands and feet of Christ! You're the best! :)

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I really enjoyed my last trip with Predisan. It could have been improved by better planning. It was more a disorganization problem than "plans changed".

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Predisan executes their mission flawlessly. They have expanded their reach in the mountain villages, providing health, spiritual and community development services.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Predisan is extremely active in the community, addressing many needs on both a large and small scale. With the help of international and local staff and volunteers, they are able to provide the spectrum of quality health, mental health, wellness and basic needs services.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was first introduced to Predisan in 2013, when the church I attended was planning a mission trip to Honduras. It was in that trip, where I witness first hand the important work that Predisan was doing with the people of Honduras. Predisan was not only meeting their healthcare needs but their spiritual ones too. They taught them the importance of having a relationship with Jesus Christ. Predisan was also educating the community. They provided financial assistance for education and show them how to live in sanitary conditions. I feel bless to be serving alongside of them. I'm going on by fifth year of working with this organization and truly enjoy it. My husband and my daughter have also gone.

Larry Liesl L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

March 2016 was my first year to visit Honduras. My husband and I joined a mission group from our church, Sachse's First Baptist Church. Everyone that we came in contact with was very professional. And I can't say enough praise for our Predisan coordinator/translator/guide, Jhonny Zavala. He was friendly, helpful and extremely professional. We saw many places during our travels in Honduras, such as Tagulcigapa, Catacamas, Culmi and Subirana. The country is breathtaking and the people were very friendly and appreciative. We plan to continue a long term relationship with Predisan!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Predisan does great with loving their community and sharing Jesus with Hondurans while healing them physically.

Donor

Rating: 5

Predisan is meeting people where they, blessing them with spiritual and physical healing. A Christ-centered and Biblical act indeed.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Several years ago, a group from the Northlake church in Atlanta went to Honduras on a work trip. Part of our week was spent was spent in the mountains with Cedeco as our home base. One objective was to help build latrines for several families in the area. While two friends and I cut rebar for pouring the concrete, the matriarch of the family came into the muddy yard, picked up a scrawny chicken by its legs, and, using a machete, cut off its head. She then scalded and plucked it. Taking it inside, she put in on her stove--a clay or mud structure heated from below with wood, to boil. As we worked in her yard, that chicken became the base of a delicious chicken soup that we were served for lunch. Talk about farm to table!

Not only, however, were we served lunch; we were shown gracious hospitality in this family's home. Their house was a mud brick structure with an open living/kitchen area and sleeping areas in another room, and I was never sure how many family members actually lived there. The floors were dirt but cleanly swept. The Windows had no screens, and the doors were open to the yard making easy access for little animals as well as people. A table in the middle of the room was set with our bowls, Cokes for the gringoes, and a glass with some flowers in the center. Also on the table was a flowered tablecloth, brand new, still with package creases--surely just for us! In this humble home and in the middle of so much poverty, a touch of beauty and pride in being able to serve their guests a meal. I wish I had a picture of that tablecloth with its brightly colored flowers; it will always be a reminder to me of what it means to share your home with others.

Lee_48

Donor

Rating: 5

One of the best works meeting huge spiritual and physical needs in Honduras. On multiple occasions I've seen how Predisan brings hope to a hopeless situation. Glad to be a champion of this work.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization doing amazing work for some of the poorest people in the western hemisphere. Can't say enough about the professionalism of Predisan and their commitment to serving in Honduras. If you're considering a trip to serve in an area of great need, look no more! You'll be glad you joined the cause.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Why in the world would anyone support such a hopeless endeavor ? LOL Milt Shalla
(45 roundtrips from Miami over 20 years)

1 Renique R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was an intern for Predisan this summer, and they blew me away with the incredible work they are doing. Not only do they do what they say they are doing, but then the behind the scene office staff is constantly working long and hard hours. They just amazed me by how genuine, compassionate, and hard-working people they have serving the Catacamas community with such love and passion. Definitely an inspiring organization, and I hope to return soon!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Predisan has done wonderful work in Olancho Province, Honduras. I have made several trips down for short term eye care missions. I have been impressed by all the help which these people have given to the Honduran people. They literally save lives every day.

1 Jack53

Donor

Rating: 5

The work they preform in Honduras is amazing. They provide holistic health Care to the area of Olancho, and Good Samaritan Medical Center,
CEREPA Addiction Center,
Healthy Communities in Culmi,
Healthy Communities,
Healthy Schools,
Scholarships, and
Healthy Homes.

1 Terrie W.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A member of my family has served in Honduras every year for 14 straight years, and we feel blessed to be able to work with their wonderful staff. They take care of us so we can work for the people of Catacamas. There is nothing more rewarding than being able to help people see (sometimes for the first time), whether young or old. Honduras is too beautiful a country to remain blind. Predisan is the best organization i have ever volunteered with.

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info169 09/11/2015

Thank you for sharing the story of your family's service in Honduras. We are so thankful to you and your family for partnering with Predisan to bring vision to the people of Catacamas Honduras. We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with others as they consider how to use their time, talents and treasures to bless others.

1 Randy37

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Predisan brings healthcare and hope to those who need it most. They are well established in the community to bring together those who need help and those who want to help. It was a life changing experience for me and my family to volunteer.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thanks to this organization lots of people n my country are having a healthier life. It is not just medical help but spiritual and economic too.
Thanks to Predisan I am where I am now.

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info169 09/11/2015

Thank you for your comments. It is a blessing to hear from someone who has seen the work of Predisan. May God continue to bless you.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Predisan is a highly effective organization, committed to a holistic approach to helping underprivileged communities. They integrate health care, community development, and spiritual transformation into all of their programs. They provide several ways for visiting short-term teams to contribute to the long-term needs of those they are serving.

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1 Ryand10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This was my first Predisan mission and it definitely won't be my last! All of the staff, especially Laura, Jhonny, Sergio, and Claudia, were friendly and helpful with whatever we needed to do our job. The patients were so gracious and trusted our ability which made it all worthwhile. I can't wait to do it again next year!

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1 angloamerican

Board Member

Rating: 5

I first went to Predisan in Catacamas, Honduras in 1993. I was with a church group whose high school students and two teachers had put together a puppet show in Spanish that dealt with health issues. The music and the puppets greatly impacted the school children, and I had the privilege of taking photos of the childrens' smiles and laughter while they watched. Well, after visiting the clinics that Predisan operated, and reviewing the photos of the children, the children grabbed my heart strings and I have supported Predisan ever since. I have lost count of the additional visits to Predisan and have been involved in building latrines, putting in slabs for homes that previously had dirt floors, health fairs and assisting medical professionals in their daily work. This is a wonderful organization and very transparent with their finances. If not, I wouldn't still be volunteering and donating. Excellent organization, with hands on treatment of health issues in Olancho Province. Predisan now operates 24 clinics, a drug and treatment center (CEREPA) and has two surgical suites in Catacamas where volunteer surgeons and nurses will perform well over thirty surgeries in one week. Amazing!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

When I first visited Catacamas, Honduras back in 1993 I was so impressed by the care and loving attention afforded the patients being treated at the then temporary rented clinic facilities of Predisan.
As the medical services were expanded, Predisan has grown from the rented clinic facilities to the Good Samaritan Clinic built in 2001 with two surgical suites, 7 mountain clinics, which have now been added to on request of the Honduras Health Minister and Predisan added 17 more clinics in Culmi, including a Birthing Center. The Gov't realizes Predisan can run these clinics better than they.
This organization is true to its mission and touches all who are involved whether it is the nurses, visitors, patients or surgeons who volunteer their time, talents and expertise. The last group performed 34 surgeries in four days, and the anesthesiologist (first timer) was overwhelmed with the gratitude of the patients, one of whom thanked him in English about six or seven times when she was coming back to consciousness. I've been up in the mountains digging latrines to bringing groups down to Honduras and Catacamas since 1993 and I have never failed to be impacted by my visits or seeing those fellow travelers amazed and blessed by what they received from their visit and appreciation for the staff of Predisan. This is a truly great organization. If it wasn't I wouldn't keep coming.



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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the great opportunity to do mission work with Predisan the past two years. While volunteering, I have seen the passion and work that Predisan shares with the people of Honduras. They are full of love and dedication as they share the gospel to those in the communities as well as taking care of the wellness and health concerns of those there. They are making a difference in the lives they touch each day. Predisan has a genuine concern for families by showing them how to provide for their family, giving children school opportunities that they wouldn’t normally have and sharing with them God’s faithfulness. I would recommend Predisan to anyone who is looking for an organization to volunteer with that truly makes a difference in the Honduran lives.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thank you, Predisan, for the amazing work you are doing for the kingdom! God bless everyone of you!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I returned to Catacamas in August to share in teaching seminars along with the minister from our church. While there, Dr. Madrid, the executive director of PREDISAN, took us on house call to a community where I worked as a part of the PREDISAN staff years ago. Dr. Madrid and I exchanged memories about traveling to El Coyote once a week in 1992 to teach health care worker classes. We recalled the participants and realized what a life changer that experience was for most of them. Two became nurses, another became a director of a national park, and Jose had stayed in his village as a key leader for community development. As we spoke his name, we wondered if we might find him at home, as I had not seen him in more than 10 years. We drove over to his street, and to our delight, there was Jose standing beside the road chatting with his neighbors. We embraced and fell into enthusiastic conversation about family, community and past relationships. It was exciting to hear him retell how much that year of classes had meant to him and the other seven people who participated. He said, "I learned so much! Those classes opened my eyes and empowered my faith and leadership. They motivated me to connect with my community and work to make improvements so that everyone could enjoy better health." He proudly and exuberantly expressed gratitude for the training, support and friendship of the PREDISAN ministry. PREDISAN was a catalyst for Jose and others to organize their community, so that families in El Coyote now enjoy electricity, a water system, a better school, and improved health.
This unexpected encounter with Jose filled my cup that evening and makes me grateful to God that for 28 years, year after year, day by day the PREDISAN ministry continues to build lives and strengthen faith of Honduran people who use their talents and knowledge and with God's help make a better nieghborhood for themselves and for the next generation.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Predisan is an amazing organization that is doing Kingdom work in Honduras. It has been a life changing experience to be a part of this. I would recommend to anyone thinking about stepping into mission work to prayerfully consider doing so through Predisan. They are very well organized and helped us every step of the way!

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Donor

Rating: 5

As the mother of the builder of the present clinic facility who worked with Predisan for over twelve years, it is very close to my heart. I have been to Catacamas many times volunteering and teaching nutrition lessons and caring for grandchildren and always gained inspiration and shared love and service with everyone there. This is a special organization that is making a positive difference in lives in rural Honduras.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

In August 2014 I was invited to visit Catacamas and assist Predisan with engineering consulting. The folks here demonstrated an experienced hospitality. Even though I am only one of a many volunteers who have made the trek to Predisan in Catacamas over their many years there, I felt my presence there mattered.

It is obvious Predisan's hospitality stems from their passion to bear witness to the healing which God can only give.

I was very encouraged by not only the staff's professional qualifications and capacity for care, but also the bold love they demonstrate for the people of their country. Rather than leave Honduras and find a "promise land", the native Predisan staff indicated they trust that God's covenant mission also exists in Catacamas.

The Predisan staff continue to trust God with big dreams, and testify that God has been with them every step of the way. I am excited to see how God will continue to use these beautiful and broken people in this beautiful and broken region of Honduras.

1 Joyce44

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Though my volunteer work is only in the US office thus far, I have had the privilege of visiting Honduras and seeing the work Predisan does there first hand. They are a very dedicated group of people working hard to improve not only the physical health of the people of Honduras but also attempting to show them ways to incorporate spiritual well being into their lives. It's a very holistic approach that really seems to work.

2 Ben_35

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In a recent training experience with Predisan, I found that Predisan was well prepared forour visit providing excellent lodging arrangements, punctual transportation, professional translations, and friendly reception of the services we were there to provide. Since I have been a volunteer with Predisan over the last 15 years, I have seen a continuous improvement in the organization's ability to create a safe and secure environment and encourage teaching and learning. The spiritual blessings received from these opportunities and lasting relationships developed are wonderful.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Predisan is doing a much-needed work and continues to grow in their outreach to the Hondurans physically, emotionally, and spiritually. On my visit to Predisan, I was so encouraged to see God working in the lives of the people there, especially at Cerepa, where God is truly transforming lives. I can't wait to go back, and hopefully some year volunteer for a longer period of time. Thank you Predisan, I will keep you in my prayers!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Predisan is an amazing Non-fot protifite that has touched the life of countless family. It is an example to other agency, they have one the highest success rate in the field of recovery of Alcohol and drug addiction. 34% remain sober after 4 yrs of haven completed the program. If that excellent work you tell me!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first heard about PREDISAN from my parents who went in 1989. I got the privilege to visit in 2011 and 2013, both times were very memorable. God is at work in every part of this place. The staff, from bus drivers, to translators was incredible. They get new groups constantly, but you can tell they have a new love for each new group they work with. They also got involved with everything my group did each day. God is doing great things through PREDISAN, i cannot wait to go back and see what he continues to do.

1 Ruby5

Advisor

Rating: 4

I first heard of PREDISAN about 10 years ago. However, I did not know what it was. Approximately, five years ago, I decided to join a mission group from East Brainerd Church of Christ, Chattanooga, TN. There were 22 people on this team who spent a week in Catacamas, Honduras volunteering for PREDISAN. We had an evangelism team, eye-care team, puppet team and psychological team. I was part of the psychological team. We spent our time at CEREPA which is an inpatient treatment center for alcohol and drug addiction. While there, I observed group therapy, recreational activities, and presented training to the counselors. Since my initial visit, I have been invited back each year to lead training sessions for the counselors at CEREPA. I also was asked by the PREDISAN Board of Directors to serve on a subcommittee in an advisory capacity for CEREPA.
Volunteers from the US provide much needed health care services, mental health training, materials, advisory staff, and money, as well as spiritual training and support. However, PREDISAN is unique in that much time and effort has been given to developing and training the local population to carryout and manage the day-to-day operations of the Good Samaritan Clinic, the mountain clinics, CEREPA, and other service areas. At the present time PREDISAN has a staff of Hondurans who work with volunteers from the US with a common goal: improving spiritual, physical, emotional and environmental health in their communities and families.
I am proud to be a donor and volunteer for such a wonderful organization. I am confident that my money is used for the growth of PREDISAN that provides much needed services to the wonderful and deserving people of eastern Honduras.

3 Kenneth8

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been personally involved with predisan for over 20 years and throughout that time it has consistently improved on its own high standards of providing the best medical, emotional and spiritual support available for its constituents. I have seen firsthand how they have raised the standard of living off individuals and communities from literal starvation to the point where former recipients of care are now employees or volunteers of Predisan themselves. They emphasize empowering and training the local population to the point that most local leadership is handled by very well qualified locals who look to the US for friendship and financial support.

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Donor

Rating: 5

After making a trip to Honduras as a volunteer in 2010, I became a monthly donor. I began to donate because I was able to share first hand in the vision of Mission Predisan which is to enable the people of Honduras to achieve spiritual and physical healing. I was able to witness the many good works in progress and I was so impressed that I wanted to become of part of this project.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

I have worked with many not for profits over many years. Predisan is the most focused and resourceful. I have made many recommendations to help them continue to grow and strengthen their focus. I have made three recent trips for observation and consultation. The staff and leadership are good listeners and have excellent follow-though. This is an organization worthy of your donations of talents and gifts.

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Donor

Rating: 5

There are a lot of places asking for help and looking for money. Predisan has far exceeded expectations of using a donation to help those in need in Honduras instead of the administration stateside. The organization is growing and has developed into a leading model of how to grow a project in the country using the assets of the country to meet the needs of the country. While there is a wonderful working relationship between those working onsite and those working in the states, the work of Predisan is truly an amazing example of an Indigenous Health Project. Kuddos to all those who have worked over the years to serve those in Catacamas and the surrounding areas!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have visited the clinic in Catacamas, Olancho Honduras many times over the years. My favorite trip was when the clinic was opened to the public. A great festival took place in the whole city.

The staff at Predisan are the most devoted Christians and talented medical personel.

1 Lori69

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have supported mission trips with Predisan for the past five years and I had the privlige of goin this past April. It was a "best trip" in many ways. The Predisan staff made us feel so welcome and met our every need but more than that they shared their passion and love for their people with us. They have an ethos of helping in ways that strengthen communities and bring healing on every level. Investments in Predisan's work pays lasting dividends in the hearts and lives of Hondurans. I saw children healthy and learning, parents learning to care for their families and value education and communities reaching out to help their neighbors.

1 Laura59

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been on six trips to Honduras to volunteer with Predisan over the past ten years. I love going there, love the spirit of the place and the people at Predisan's Good Samaritan Clinic in Catacamas and also at the outlying village clinics. Predisan does many good works, which I have seen and been blessed to participate in. I also am a regular donor to Predisan and feel very comfortable with that decision. I support one boy's school expenses and have been able to meet him when I have traveled to the country. The people who run the programs are smart and dedicated.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Money well spent! Predisan is a very important organization to those it serves. It has a history dating back to 1986 and I have been blessed to support since the start.

2 Linda123

Board Member

Rating: 5

Having been on the Predisan board of directors for several years, I recently became employed by the organization in a part time role working with development and facilitating board leadership for Predisan. The staff in the USA and in Honduras for Predisan are the most dedicated, enthusiastic people and we are all so excited about growing the organization and continuing to build partnerships in Honduras and in the U.S. as we lean in to the mission of providing hope and healing for those who need it most in eastern Honduras. Predisan is blessed to have partners in the Honduran government, in the private sector in Honduras and in the U.S., and to have many willing volunteers who travel to Catacamas, Honduras to share skills and knowledge as well as to partner with Hondurans in working toward spiritual, physical, emotional and environmental health in their communities and families.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Predisan since 1993, when I first visited Honduras on a 'lets go and see what this is all about" trip. I was amazed! Predisan accomplishes so much with so few resources, compared to similar organizations that work in the United States. And the need! The need in Honduras and in Predisan's service area particularly is so great - need for opportunities for Honduran citizens; need for training and education in so many areas - need for a boost or a helping hand in order to help individuals live a healthy life - spiritually; physically; emotionally; and economically. It is a privilege to go to Honduras regularly and participate in Predisan's work, and to learn so much myself as part of that participation. Whether you are a medical professional, a teacher, a person with business skills, whatever - Predisan is an organization that will put your gifts to good use and bless you in the process.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Predisan is a wholistic medical mission work in Honduras which provides primary and preventive care at a central family care clinic as well as rural satellite clinics. Predisan also sponsors Cerepa, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. Staff, nurses and physicians are all from Honduras with opportunities for North American volunteer work. I have served as a volunteer and donor since 1997 and currently serve as a Board Member. Predisan provides hope and healing in rural Honduras.

1 Sheldon A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first came to Catacamas, Honduras and Predisan in December 2010. At that time we began the planning process for the building of a low ROPES course at Cerepa drug and alcohol treatment center. We also began to plan for a group from the Memorial Road Church of Christ's Celebrate Recovery program to come and assist in building the ROPES course and to train the staff of Predisan to begin a Celebrate Recovery program in Catacamas. After several months of planning, our group came to Catacamas in July 2011. During this 9 day trip we were able to build the low ROPES course at Cerepa and complete the Celebrate Recovery leader training with the staff. I returned in February 2012 to do follow-up training with the Celebrate Recovery leaders and ROPES course facilitators. Our Celebrate Recovery group returned in June 2012 and we were able to build another ROPES course element and finish some other small projects on the ROPES course. We also did more follow-up training and encouragement with the staff.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I went to Catatamas Honduras in August and had a life changing experience. The Predisan staff was awesome and amazingly helpful, I was able to make friends very quickly and I felt like I had known these people all my life. We worked primarily at a drug rehibilitation center and at multiple schools. At the schools we held basic health clinics and I felt like I made a big impact on those kids lives, even though I can't speak any spanish. I would say that Predisan utilized our time very well, I just wish that I had more advanced medcal training and was fluent in Spanish so I could do more for others.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This was my second time going to Predisan as part of a medical brigade. Just like before they took excellent care of us. They pre planned the entire visit and got the word out that we were going to be there. We saw a good amount of patients and even some of the patients we had seen two years prior! I absolutely can not wait until next year to go and help more people. It was just as much of a blessing for me as I believe it was for them.

1 April16

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I have worked with Predisan for the past 2 summers with Park Plaza Church of Christ in Tulsa, Ok. Both times the experience has left us so amazed and excited about the work that God is doing for ALL people. We are always touched by their kindness towards us and the way they help to make us feel at home in a different country. We have enjoyed working with the many different mountainous communities. Last year the kids in LA Florida blew us away each day with their big smiles and playing with us and watching us work. As we have built latrines that past 2 years for these communities, it amazes me to see how excited they are about helping you build for them. They have taught us so many new ways to do things without all the modern tools we have access too today. I think by far the roadtrip was so beautiful and while we are in cars they walk everywhere they need to go, it might be miles upon miles. In communites where life is so simple and the people are so happy, it makes you sit back and really think about how blessed our lives are and how blessed their lives are too. Each day when we left a home we would give them a bible and say a prayer for their familes. Predisan is doing a wonderful thing for Honduras and it is an experience that you will never forget. Our children are waiting for the day to come with us. You will be blessed many times over by them. May God continue to bless you all.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have provided short term optometric physician services for the past 9years for Predisan and plan to continue annual trips. Predisan clinics provide exceptional care to the under served in Honduras. I have been blessed to witness life changing eyesight and vision improvements for many that would not have been possible without Predisan.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My dentist husband has been going down to work in the PREDISAN Clinic in Honduras for several years. I joined him this last year to see for myself. The clinic meets the medical and dental needs of the poorest of the poor, and also provides a center for alcohol and narcotic addition recovery. Many teams of doctors, nurses, dentists and construction teams from the U.S. and Canada are privileged to assist in this work. But the clinic and treatment centers themselves are run by native Hondurans who sacrifice their lives to help others.

1 TurtleCreeker

Donor

Rating: 5

Predisan performs extremely meaningful work, has a 25 year history of successes on the ground, documents results in concise and transparent ways, publishes an annual report, focuses on financial accountability to supporters, and is adept at evolving its key mission components given changes in community needs and economic circumstances. Across the years, those supporting Predisan have largely felt connected to both Honduras and to leaders of the organization, and perhaps more importantly, have felt appreciated. Predisan performs admirably in managing volunteer groups and site visits, which is vital to growing the donor base and the breadth of Predisan's programming in Olancho. I've been a donor for a decade now and am very pleased with the investment I've made.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I feel like my donation goes to real need and is administered well.