Yesterday I left early in the morning for Central America, and the medical team and I arrived in San Andres, El Peten, Guatemala last evening at around 10pm. We did some minor unpacking, checked for scorpions and tarantulas (none in my room!!), and headed to bed.
First thing this morning after breakfast, we started packing our portable pharmacy and all the things we would need for our clinic, and had everything in the bus and ready to go by 10am--by then of course, it was probably well over 90 degrees. Yeah, coming from PA this year was not very good temperature preparation. The clinic destination today was Sacpuy, Guatemala, and we saw about 150 patients.
I had the pleasure of working with the children's ministry, and was able to teach a few different songs to my audience (yes, they were quite gracious with this gringo...). All in all, I had a great time meeting some very cute children, and doing my best to let Christ shine through me and into their lives.
Tonight we'll be repacking (besides cooling off!) and preparing for launching another day of clinics first thing tomorrow morning. This is the first year we have done more than 3 clinics, so I'm sure it will be intense!
At this point, I'm just uber excited to be here, and super glad that I have such an awesome trip still ahead of me after we finish our epic work here.
Blessings to all on the homefront!
Yours in Christ,