San Raymundo, Guatemala Update
- Created on Tuesday, 23 February 2010 08:48
We are all happy campers in San Raymundo! Most of us slept through the 4:55 am earthquake (5.3) last night but just a second ago we had an aftershock that we all noticed! While the earth is moving under our feet, God is moving in our hearts- spurring us on to do the work of compassion for the least of these.
I say this with every group we bring here, but it bears repeating—what a privilege to have a front row seat as the drama and thrill of healing is taking place in this beautiful but desperately poor country. Our volunteers are the most admirable people who bring their best game to serve, without complaints and very little sleep. I marvel at the skill sets that are divinely provided to fill each need, from help in the pharmacy to someone to run the lab to an engineer who is keeping surgery going by running our hugely scary sterilizer. None of these folks have ever done this work before but you wouldn’t know it today! Clinic is running like clockwork!
A few numbers:
15...this is Refuge's 15th trip to San Raymundo
12...the hour the surgical team finished in the OR last night
7... clinical consult rooms we have open
200...patients seen in 2 days
0..the number of times Deb Bell let anyone take her picture
1000...smiles seen so far
1000....tears shed, both sad and happy
42...happy Americans here in Guatemala!