Honduran Lutheran Church leaders had a vision for a sustainable health project. Along with members of the North/West Lower Michigan Synod, Salud Para La Vida: Health for Life began in 2005. Through the mission of reconciliation and sharing of gifts, we are able to make a difference by:

Personal Involvement with ICLH:

  • Teaching 60+ health volunteers ways to improve the health within their communities (Domestic Violence and HIV/AIDS workshops, wound care, diabetes concerns, etc.)
  • Sending money to give nutritious lunches to a kindergarten school
  • Supporting the purchase of filters for safer drinking water
  • Offering spiritual enlightenment workshops to aid volunteers in their personal life and in contact with their neighbors


Accompaniment is a mutual relationship of listening and sharing talents and spiritual gifts while walking together in faith. Recognizing and embracing one another’s gifts is part of our shared journey as the love of God is revealed to us. 

  • We establish relationships built on equality and mutual decision making
  • We empower our friends to reach their potential. Heath volunteers serve year round in their communities
  • We uphold the capabilities and the spirituality of our volunteers and our partners in ICLH

The Fruit of Health for Life: Read stories of how this initiative has impacted peoples’ lives