Saturday, March 21, 2015
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Sunday, November 30, 2014
One of the highlights was being able to do something I've always wanted to do: cut down a real Christmas tree. Well, I didn't exactly do the cutting...BUT I supervised quite well :) Here's a few pictures from our adventure!
Monday, November 17, 2014
I took this weekend for some much-needed down time and relaxation. I've been battling a nasty cold and thought that this would be a perfect opportunity to lock myself in the house and finally succumb by matching my home decor to the weather outside.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
On Wednesday morning, we woke up a little tired, as the hard rains on the tin roof kept a lot of us awake for a portion of the night, although I think we all still felt thankful for such a nice place to stay compared to many of the buildings we’ve seen in the villages.
|Coffee in hand and ready for another day of clinic!|
|This little guy was helping his mother sell rice pudding to patients coming to get care in the village|
On the way home from clinic, our awesome driver, Vicente, stopped by the side of the road so that we could check out the beautiful Lagos de Montebello. The water was beautiful and blue, and again, I feel like pictures can't do it justice (are you sick of me saying that yet!?! Sorry!)
|I would love to find out what these are. My favorite flower is the orchid, and these reminded me of them!|
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Clinic went well and we were able to see 73 patients from 7 different villages. A lot of the people that came were Mayan and had their own dialect, which required a second interpreter. This took a longer for each provider visit, so 8 patients had to be turned away. Because it was raining, it was important that we got out on the gravel mountain roads before it got too late in the day, We also had three more days of clinic that they could come back to. Again, there was so much gratitude here that it was humbling. Padre Miguel was around for this clinic today and it was great to see him interact with the community members. He has done some amazing things here, and you can truly see his compassion for living to serve through God.