The last three days the medical team and I have been setting up medical clinics in two villages, and today is the final day we'll be opening a clinic on the missions base in
. In the past we've done a maximum of 3 clinics over a period of 4-5 days, but this time we will have hosted 4 clinics over 4 days. Can you say intense? Besides the heat and the work of setting up clinic, we also have had to prepare medicine dosages beforehand, so there has been plenty to keep us busy! San Andres, Guatemala
Yesterday I had a little adventure of my own when my uncle (Doctor Crespo) asked if I would go and purchase some needed medicines in a village called Santa Elena, which was about 45 minutes away. So I set out with a driver from the Hearts in Action missions base who knew his way around pretty well—but only spoke Spanish... I had a blast!! On the way we were able to have a halfway decent conversation as he told me more about himself and his family, and I shared a little about my background.
It took several tries at different pharmacies before we finally found the medicines we needed to purchase. Surprisingly enough, medicines are about twice as expensive down here as they are in the states!
Oh, and if you guys wouldn’t mind praying, I seem to have picked up a cold! I am next to positive it’s because I pressed myself a little too hard with my finals, etc. before I left for
. Either way, I’m sure it’ll be gone in a day or two.. thanks for praying! Guatemala