Sending Agency:
Global Outreach International
PO Box 1
Tupelo, MS 38803
Ph. 662-842-4615

The Merritts in Honduras:
LaCeiba, Honduras C.A.

Stateside contact:
Harry and Elaine Hanger
15601 Chesdin Point  Drive
Chesterfield, VA

Mark and Heidi Merritt, whose first short term mission trip was to Japan in 1999, participated in six short-term mission trips to Honduras and one to Bolivia before moving to Honduras in June 2006. When the Merritts felt God was calling them to full-time missionary work in 2004, they learned through The Finishers organization that Hospital Loma de Luz was looking for a family physician. After visiting Loma de Luz, they decided that that was where God wanted them to serve there. They sold their home, headed for a year of language school in Costa Rica, and moved to Honduras in June 2006.  Mark is a Family Physician who is also involved in Pastor Training and Bible studies for Honduran men.  Heidi is involved in organizing and training in the X-Ray department at the hospital and her passion is discipleship.  She is leading two ladies Bible Studies in Balfate and Lucinda, and is teaching an abstinence course called “Creating Positive Relationships” in local schools.  The Merritts are from Richmond, VA and have three grown sons living in the US (two of whom are married with children).  The Merritts’ sending agency is Global Outreach International which has lent and sent the Merritts to serve at Hospital Loma de Luz.