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As we prepare for, and soon embark on our journey, this blog will not only be a window into our travels and experiences, but also a way for us to share with our supporters in the good works along the way. So many people have helped make this trip possible and for that we are grateful! We hope you'll stay tuned to see what and who your support impacts. We also ask that you will continue to pray for us and the people we will serve while we're in Nicaragua.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Clinic Day 1
A warm hello to parents, friends and family,
What a great day we had! We spent a full day at the clinic in Leon, 7:30am to 5:30pm. We saw a total of 74 patients, and led 14 to Christ. Yay God! It was quite hot, but we were graced with a rain shower mid-afternoon that cooled us off. We were divided into groups that each saw patients within their procession through the clinic. First the patients stopped at a secretary, then had their vital signs taken, followed by patient history, they saw the PA's, and then waited for their precriptions. The Nicaraguan's are extremely patient people! Addionally, some of the team helped occupy the children that are just as restless as American children. Balloons and bubbles go a long way!
The clinic is held in a neighborhood Church on a dirt road about 5 miles from our beautiful hotel! We are staying in air-conditioned rooms of 2, 3, or 4 people. The rooms surround an open-air veranda with a kitchen and porch on the lower level. The hotel is decorated with lots of rocking chairs and greenery. Muchas bonita!
We have all had a chance to practice our Spanish, and the Nicaraguans are eager to pick up some English. It has been really neat to see the way that they live and the many similarities that exist amongst our cultures.
We have an absolutely fantastic Nicaraguan cook that is staying with us at the Hotel. She cooked a delicious fish, rice, and fried plantain dish tonight. Every meal is accompanied with a fresh juice made from the local fruits.
We love hearing all of your comments, please keep them coming! At this point we are all still happy and healthy, although three accidently drank some unpurified water today. Ahh! Please pray that their stomachs will handle whatever was in that water!
We love you and will update again tomorrow!
Allison and Brittany