Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Today there were many bumps in the road figuratively and literally.  After a rough ride we arrived at the village of Choloma. We were happy that 214 people could be seen by the doctors and 250 could be dewormed. We also had a dentist with us today that did over 100 fluoride treatments for the kids.

The boys in our group worked about a mile away painting a Mennonite church. They worked alongside pastor Dennis who was a pastor at another Mennonite church nearby and had his church painted last year. Dennis was also the pastor who was singing with pastor Ken a year ago. After painting the whole inside of the church pastor Juan and Dennis started singing.

I have been learning how to take blood pressure and weighing and measuring. Today we had a big crowd so I just did the blood pressure for adults 40 and older. The kids 19 and younger were weighed and measured, my favorite kid that I saw today was half asleep while his mom was holding him on the scale and standing him against the wall to be measured.

It was a hot day but we managed to find some shade where we ate our lunch consisting of quesadillas. After lunch we gave out coloring pages and crayons to the kids and they loved them. At the end of the day I helped give out beanie babies and toy cars. I learned the importance of the word "fila" which means line😃 All in all it was a hectic but good and productive day. That's all for now.

Rachel for the team


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahh...such great memories of that experience last year - several of us singing and praising God together after painting in the church. Thanks for the daily updates. You're in my thoughts and prayers a lot this week. Ken

Thursday, March 12, 2015 6:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enjoying your daily updates! Keeping you in my prayers as your week is already winding down...for continued health and safety in all you travels and work. Once again, you are a blessing! Jeanette

Thursday, March 12, 2015 2:21:00 PM  

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