Jun 30, 2009
Jun 28, 2009
Jun 21, 2009
Jun 20, 2009
- sleep inside of a tent inside of a building
- put my deodorant on in front of a male non-family member
- have some one tell me they found a tick in their private areas
- hear some one say they were afraid of sleeping without their gun
- participate in a 3 day clinic and see over 700 patients
- take a 30 person team on a "modified camping trip"
- drive a 4x4 truck full of people and supplies across 1 river and 7 creeks into the mountains
- take allergy medicine as a sleeping aid
- sleep on a blow up raft with a battery operated fan 8 inches from my face
- have a candle light worship service in Spanish on the front porch of a school
- go to sleep at 7pm because it was too dark to do anything else
Jun 15, 2009
- If you have cool hair in the States...you won't have cool here.
- Comfort and functionality always win out over cute and fashionable.
- What you think is cute and fashionable changes into what other people call "the mountain girl look"
- Scarf: it is a little chilly in the morning but not enough to warrant pants, so a scarf works very well.
- T-Shirt: cool and airy
- Capri pants: covers the knees but leaves room for your ankles to breathe
- Socks: It was cold that morning...hence the scarf, so I needed to keep my toes warm
- Clogs: We don't wear our shoes in the house because of the many kinds of poop we walking though daily...so you need to have shoes that are easy to get out of
A few weeks ago when HPC was here, we went to visit the elementary school in Rio Viejo. While we were there one of the teachers mentioned that there were not enough chairs for the students. It seems that as the community continues to grow the classes get bigger and bigger. So the kids have been sharing chairs during class.
Jun 10, 2009
Jun 8, 2009
Jun 7, 2009
This is my new favorite book. If you are thinking about going into missions. If you are new to the mission field or a seasoned missionary...you HAVE to read this book. Or rather...you have to CHEW on this book.
Jun 6, 2009
Jun 3, 2009
We hiked to the village of San Luis today and it has abslutely been on of my favorite days EVER! The hike was challenging, the scenery was beautiful and the people stole my heart. We were the first medical team to go there...there have been so many firsts lately.
Dr. Martin and I have been talking a lot about claiming territory. You know every peice of ground on this earth is claimed...someone has rights to it and the people who live there. Well today we laid down some serious prayer and we claimed the aldea of San Luis for the Lord.
We stand on the promise the Lord gave Abraham...where ever your feet land will be yours. Well now we have San Luis, it is our responsibility now. We have a burden for the people there, the young and the old alike. We actually saw the youngest and the oldest people there in the village. I think we actually gave medical attention to everyone in the village.
It was such a peaceful day. The people were so hospitable. Honduran hospitality just blows you away. We were served coffee, beans, tortillas and cheese...all home grown and prepared by hand. I am just speechless at the blessings of today. I can't wait until tomorrow.
I am expectant.