Sunday, May 29, 2016
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Last Sunday we also had Patrick (the FD in Mississippi) and Abbey arrive. Patrick is here to assist with construction plans in Canaan and Abbey is learning the in's and out's of interning from Intern Connor.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
This morning the team worked hard and finished painting the whole house! We decided on a bright yellow with an order border. The youngest daughter of the family Amalia and her father Carlos both helped out with the job.
This afternoon they had their last activity with the children. We printed out pictures that were taken on Friday and they made picture frames. They also did their favorite perler bead craft.
This was a great week with an awesome team. They accomplished a lot of different things and always had a great attitude.
Monday, May 16, 2016
After a day trip to Lake Atitlan on Sunday the team was back to work in the village today.
One person helped Flor make the nutritious cookies that we give out to malnourished children to help them gain weight. The ingredients include powdered milk, vegetable shortening and peanut butter among other things. Their dough today made 198 cookies!!
The stove crew installed out last two stoves bringing our total to 10!! Including a new stove especially designed for making tortillas for Marcelina who makes the team lunches everyday. It is such a difference to go into her kitchen and see zero smoke!!
This morning I went with two team members to talk to Santos, a woman who received a house last year from PID. We asked her what color she would like her house to be and she answered "a happy color". Can you guess what color we chose? You will find out tomorrow.
Saturday, May 14, 2016
The team installed two more stoves today along with 8 water filters. The remaining two filters were picked up at the clinic by their recipients. They live in a village on the other side of town and very far in from the main road through fields of corn and sugar cane. They were excited about their new filters. One of the families has a son that tested positive for various parasites and we suspect that the other family members may have the same issue. This water filter is an integral step in helping to solve that problem.
Friday, May 13, 2016
After prepping pom-poms for the afternoon craft, the team set out and installed two stoves. They got to see another section of the village that seems like you are walking through a jungle. They also made friends along the way with some of the children and families. They are impressed by the friendliness of the people and the attitude of the kids.
Two people stayed back with Gale and I amd continued to make the pom-poms. After they had finished we brought two suitcases of medical supplies and prenatal vitamins to the Centro de Salud (local Health Center) in downtown San Antonio. We then did a few errands. They were able to see the central park and go into the Mayan market.