Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hello Guatemala!

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,


  1. Good morning, Benjamin,
    Thanks for all your emails, texts, and phone calls. I just got your email from Tuesday...I guess we've been a little busy. I hope your throat is feeling better. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Mom

  2. hey ben!
    looking foreword to the day i can go with you! thanks for keeping in touch!
    cant wait to see you again:) take care now,

    Nathan :P

  3. Hey benny!
    how are you doing? can you email me if you have the time? luvs,

    your sis,


  4. Hi Ben!!8)
    How is it going down there? I really miss you!

  5. Hey Ben! how is you're trip going? I hope it's awesome!we miss you a lot around here:(

    love your sis,

  6. Hey Ben,
    Hope you are having a great time!
    I hope you feel better!

    Love your Bro,

  7. thanks guys! miss you all too! i was so bummed when I remembered that I'd be missing Dad's b-day--i'm sure that y'all made it uber special for him though!