Second full day in clinic has been completed. It ended with a great game of soccer with several team members and volunteers from the community. For someone who does not like soccer, it was entertaining and a stress reliever for the end of the day.

This is my first trip to Guatemala and doing a medical mission’s trip and to say the least I am being blessed. I was nervous prior to coming here as I did not know what to expect and was told several times, “It will be fine” and “You are going to love it”. You were right. I am most impressed with the organization of this team. This includes the registration of the patient, to vital signs, to the interpreter’s that help the provider team, to the dental clinic (isn’t that amazing), to the pharmacy, to the procedure room and to the check out. You guys all ROCK!

The families that are being seen are so patient, waiting several hours to have all the services provided. They are joyful and understand the limitations of the things the providers can do. They are thankful and will give hugs and kisses before and after their visit. Today, we did an ultrasound on woman who is 8 months pregnant and she heard the baby’s heartbeat for the first time. She had a smile that was beaming, and we were all crying.

God is the planner of all things and His plan is perfect for me in taking this mission’s trip. Thanks everyone back home for your support and taking care of Aspen and Maggie.

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