ER Abroad….All hands on deck

We have been blessed to have the ER Abroad team work with Love

Guatemala….they are 10 dedicated medical staff from Springfield,

Illinois.  We started our week off with visiting Casa Angelina Orphanage,

then visiting LG’s Gerbera Daisy project, on to Ruth’s for some shopping.

Meet Olga, a widow who LG built a home for 4 years ago…

She grows vegetables and sells them at the market…

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…anyone want a carrot????

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LG has a Gerbera Daisy project that supports six families so that they can

stay in Guatemala and not work in North America….80 dozen Gerberas are picked every week…soon the plants will be mature enough to pick 125 dozen a week.

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Alli with Maria and her daughters…The greenhouse project is on Juan

and Maria’s property.

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…shopping….a girl’s best friend

Sue Ellen and Allie picking out some shawls…

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…Jan checking out the purses….

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Philip having fun with Antonio and Gabby….

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Then it was time to make tortillas…Teresa and Sue Ellen trying to make them

round!

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…four little friends who came to watch the North Americans shop…

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…dad, we are being followed by some white guys?????

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Then it was off to Chimixiya….a village 1.5 hours north of Antigua.

This village has never had a medical team visit and they were

so appreciative.  Everyone was getting hugs from the patients.

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…waiting for the team to get organized so that they could see the doctor…

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…Bryan doing intake…name and age

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Dr. Dave and Antonio….

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…Dr. Cynthia and Oscar…

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…Dr. Teresa and Cristina…

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…Christine entertained the kids with bubbles…

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…Philip and Judy walked to the next pueblo to tell the families

about the FREE clinic and found these gals weaving…

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…a month and a half of work and they sell them for $50.00…..

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Caring about others, running the risk of feeling,

and leaving an impact on  people, brings happiness. 

Harold Kushner

 

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~ by LUVSENT on October 24, 2013.

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