Barry Sorrells, MD
GHO Specialty Coordinator
Dr. Barry and Lynda Sorrells come to the GHO/ONL partnership as a "package deal." Since together accepting a personal relationship with Jesus Christ more than 25 years ago and being baptized together a month later, the couple has been involved in a whirlwind of spiritual activity along with worldwide travel while Barry has lectured on total knee replacement surgery. He maintained a busy joint replacement orthopedic practice until his "refocusing" in 2002. Shortly afterwards they became involved in helping develop and expand Operation New Life, now the Honduran surgical mission partner of Global Health Outreach.
After many trips to their beloved Honduras, Barry and Lynda now lead short-term mission trips to Tegucigalpa, the capital city. Barry has aided in the development of arthroscopic and arthroplasty surgery in the nation, teaching faculty and residents and furnishing them with donated equipment and supplies. He has served on the Board of Operation New Life (ONL) and has helped facilitate the GHO/ONL partnership.
Lynda, a commissioned lay chaplain, serves as head of the Prayer Team on trips the couple lead to Hospital Escuela, the 1,800-bed public hospital in which they serve. Her teams visit patients and families in all hospital areas with encouragement, prayer and provision of Spanish Bibles and needed hygiene supplies while bringing smiles to children's faces with Beanie Babies, tooth brushes, toys, and caps for the children undergoing chemotherapy. The team makes digital photos of the children, prints them immediately and gives them to the parents, some of which will never have another picture of their children suffering with terminal illnesses.
After raising a blended family of six children and eight grandchildren, they have found an outlet for their desire to serve. They feel greatly blessed to be used by God in His work in Honduras. This "team" is really encouraged as they watch God's hand at work in developing this wonderful ministry in the second poorest country in Latin America. They invite your participation!