Day #5-Last Work Day El Tigre, Santa Cruz de Yojoa
Our last day was very productive (even though we were tired.) We set up our clinic today in a beautiful church, with tile floors and finished wood benches. Ruthie did deworming on a lovely breezy porch, along with Rosa doing registration and Tim W. helping with weighing and measuring. Dr. Sandra saw patients, while Rhoda and Trish took blood pressures. The dentist was in a room off the back of the church. As we drove into the community we saw nice homes, surrounding a grassy green with the church on the corner. But the cement floor crew saw a different picture as they did 4 floors on the outskirts of the village, very poor homes where the new floor is more substrantial than the walls. We were sad to have Vince and Rhoda leave about 1:30 for San Pedro Sula to stay overnight to catch early flights home on Saturday.
Tonight we enjoyed a special dinner celebration with the staff---oh...Isabel is a wonderful cook. She worked so hard all week. We appreciate all the staff for their hard work to make our week a success.
Final numbers for the week: Deworming pills- 792, Vitamins to children- 498, Medical Consults- 341, Cement floors- 20 plus work at mission house (110 1/2 bags of cement).
Thanks for your prayers on our behalf, as we experienced good health, safety and nice weather (70´s daytime, 60 nighttime). Please pray for better health for the people we saw, that the medicine we gave will heal and give hope.
We head for our R & R weekend at the Copan Ruins tomorrow at 7am.
Will write from the internet cafe.
Barb for the team