Monday, July 21, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The team from Hamilton Congregational arrived this evening after a long day of travelling. They had a delicious dinner followed by a quick orientation meeting. Then it was off to bed!
Tomorrow they will split into three groups to do construction, VBS and painting.
Monday, July 7, 2014
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Saturday, June 28, 2014
The team has done two full days in the village. Dr. Liam and his son are working hard seeing patients all day long. He is even using acupuncture with some people. They are a little hesitant at first, but afterwards are impressed by the results.
The construction crew continues work on the house in Desierto. They are now transporting cement blocks to the house. It is a loooooong path from where the materials get dropped off to the construction site - they counted 300 steps!!
The afternoons are somewhat rainy so we have been doing crafts with the kids (see pictures below). Eliara is working hard putting sealants on the teeth of children and getting sponsored kids in to see the dentist. Rachel is leaving today after a month of interning. We will miss her friendly attitude and enthusiasm. She has helped out a lot with the after school program and english classes. She was also doing fecal samples and looking for parasites.
Gene and his daughter Rebecca are having a good time catching up with old friends (well Rebecca is meeting them) as well as interviewing staff to see how the PID programs are running.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Last week. Steve and Camilla from St. Joe's University came to work with the ladies doing the gem cutting and train 3 new gem cutters, as well as teach a new cut. At the end of the week, the 3 newly trained gentlemen received certificates. They produced great pieces throughout the week and are eager to produce more.
Today, the McMurry team from Texas arrived, accompanied by my mom, Linda, and Marlis, who will be running a children's program for the week. The McMurry group will be working out the house out in Canaan as well as helping out in the clinic. We look forward to a great week together!