Ready to talk continued
Well I'll try and make it quick because I have a lot more to go.
Sunday afternoon, after some awesome, much needed worship and devotions with the group, (We worshiped in English! I really needed that. God reassured me that He will take care of me no matter what country I'm in.), we left for the mountains. We went to Agua Fria and then to San Marcos. We missed mos of the church service in San Marcos, because we stayed a little too late in Agua Fria. We had a good time in Agua Fria. Dispite being eaten alive by bugs, I got to help tech the kids again (including cracking a few eggs on the side of the building and them spilling all over the ground- that part didn't go so well). We also did a few other activities like coloring books and Salvation bracelets. Lucia got to do her hair beads.
Lucia and Cal helping some of the kids in Agua Fria.
(Lucia was very brave to be sitting on the ground : )
This is the house that we went to church at in Agua Fria.
The service was outside. We taught the kids outside around the back of the house.
This is some of the group packing in the car again to head to church.
Cal is on the left, Janet is in the middle, and then Ben and Debbie on the right.
This is me and Fransi Yulissa at the new church they are building in Agua Fria.
We stopped to take a look before church.
Monday was our get ready day. We organized all the stuff and made hygene bags for the brigades. It rained just about all day. We got to go out to eat at Campamento. mmmmmhhh
Tuesday morning we headed on our first brigade to Los Jobos, a near by village. We set up "shop" at the church there.The people came and were seen by Marari our volunteer nurse and given their parasite and floride treatment by Arlene, before being sent in to see Doctor Estrada (who also volteered form the hospitlal). They then were sent outside to our "make shift" pharmacy (with Vanessa-one of the translaters and Gayle) and then to the gifting window. I helped Janet and Holly give out all the wonderful goodies the group brought at the gifting window. We met all kinds of people at our little window. Some "multiple visitors", lots of kids, and some really sweet people, (including an adorable 82 year old woman - who I have a picture of below and a 67 year old man). Larry, had a prayer station set up for all the patients who came through to see the doctor. I got to help him translate that for a short time. I wasn't doing so well, but he did an awesome job.
These are some off the people waiting out side the church at Los Jobos.
These are some of the kids that came to visit us at our window.
(All still in their school uniforms from being let out of school)
This is Janet, me ,and Holly at our "gifting station"-
slaving away. haha ;) (We had a lot of fun giving out things)
You can sort of see what the set up looked like here.
Those were some of our gifting supplies in the suitcases.
This was during our lunch break.
This was a very sweet 82 year old woman that I met.
(I found her especially cute. By the way that sweater makes her look big than she is- she's really actually very tiny : )
Did I mention that on the way up Sandy brought Bird?
(Yes her name is Bird- Sandy named her.)
Thatt was a lot of fun.
This day ended up being an awesome learning experience for me.
This is Pastor Roberto talking to a woman about Christ.
He had a prayer station set up rigtht next to me and Larry.
This is Janet on the left with the baby, Carlos- the nurse who helped with the delivery behind, and of course mom in the wheel chair. I sadly don't know her name.
Down the road, maybe an hour, we stopped where we usually do when we go to "The Valley". It's a house that we call the one dollar house with the millionn dollar view. There was only a young boy and a baby home at the time. The group used this time to give away some of the things they brought in His name. The baby , in the picture below, only had cardboard lining his crib on top of springs, so the blankets they gave will really help. He was really cute. We ofcourse got some pictures of the "million dollar view" and were on our way. After we finished our shopping (which of course didn't end with out some last minute running from store to store for some last purchases) and eating -at an awesome restaurant, we started our journey back to the compound. We stopped at three more houses on the way back to give away more things, in the name of God. Two of them were across from each other. The people there were very sweet. The men seemed to appreciate the screw drivers and flash lights. They were two Christian families. We got to pray with them before we left. (Larry prayed). The group really felt like it was deffinitely where God wanted us to stop and that He planned it. There were several other places we could have stopped. The third house that we stopped at was a house with two young girls. We weren't really supposed to stop anymore, but we saw one house that was by itself and it seemed perfect. Just the truck Joann was driving stopped there. We were trying to be sneaky, but ofcourse Snady found out. We had a fun time on the radios after that. : ) (The drivers always have walkie talkies to comunicate with eachother during the trip- This time it was Sandy and Joann- almost always is)
It has been nicknamed "The One Dollar House With The Million Dollar View".
His brother said he just turned one.
This is the one of the houses at the second stop we made coming home.
This is Gayle and Denis giving away a few things.
By the way, just a little fact- after I got sick on Friday, 2 other people got sick on Monday. After that it seemed like everyone was to getting sick left and right. In total I beleive 9 people got sick. (Including me and Sandy and Joann) I am soo glad the hospital is so close by. Joann says that's the most she has ever seen get sick in a group in all the years they have been here. It was crazy. -not a very nice experience, but uniting in a way. : )
Janet is on the left, then Debbie, Arlene, Larry behind, Ben is in the middle, you can barely see Gayle peeking from behind him, then Denis, Cal behind him, then Holly on the far right, and Lucia behind her.
This is the bug that visited me in the bathroom when I came to wash my hands the other day.
You may not be able to tell in this picture, but it's body is as big as the palm of my hand! Scared me so bad!
(Just thought I should share)
In His Love,