Welcome to our journey. We're so glad to have you!

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


  1. Thanks for the wonderful update. Sounds like you all are doing a wonderful job serving the people of Nica and the Lord. Many prays being said especially for those who drank the water!
    God bless you all. With love, Rachel's mom

  2. Hi everyone. this is Leah's dad. Congratulations on a great day. I am very jealous. By the way, being born in a third world country myself, I believe I have credibility when I say....local fruit juice???....Oh boy...long live Cipro!!!
    We continue to think of you all and pray for you daily. We love the blog.
    Cesar and Cindy Gumucio

  3. Hi friends! sounds like you are all doing amazing work... you are in my prayers every day! I am so proud of all of you :)

    keep on keeping on - Lindsey Perrone

  4. Hello Team
    What wonderful memories you are creating each day-not only for yourself but for each person you meet. The blog is great. After listening to daily news each day, it is so refreshing to see a positive influence in the world with the Lord's name being included instead of excluded. Keep up the good work!!! Judy, Kelly's Mom

  5. Terrific job you guys! Brings a smile to my face to think about the joy you must feel in the work you are doing and the lives you are changing.

    Steven- We watched home "movies" last night and every time Ava saw you she excitedly screeched "dada" and pointed to the t.v. And she can now say sheep, cow and moo.
    love you!

  6. What a great first day in Leon! Sounds you all have already influenced so many people. Please tell Britt that I am thinking about her and praying for the whole team.

    Tracy Edenfield

  7. thank you so much for blogging - i know it's tough when you're tired and barely have enough time to sleep, but please keep posting photos and clinic stories. I am jealous of you all and wish I were there. Please share some clinic stories with us.
    Praying for you and thinking about you all day,
    Michael O

  8. Praise Jesus! What an amazing start to what will be a wonder filled time!

    PLEASE send our love to Aileen! We are praying!

    Bryan, Sarah and Baby M

  9. What a day! I know you are all exhausted but I hope you take the time to step back and look at the amazing things God is doing every day while you're there. I don't have wonderful words of wisdom like my friend, Storm, but please know that I am praying for you all and I am so excited for the work your loving hands and words will be doing for God's kingdom!
    ~Brandi Eaton

  10. Praise the Lord- you guys are doing SO much! Praying for the whole team...love you, Britt!!
    ~Rebecca Linenger