Greetings from Gogo Diana. Gogo is grandmother in Swahili. Gogos are greatly respected in Kenya. My word for this week is transformation. When we first came, the girls were very quiet and reserved. They looked away when we glanced at them. They didn't engage with us when we were teaching. As the week went
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Hi! This is Shangazi Tanya! That’s “auntie” in Swahili😊 We are about halfway through our stay here in the beautiful Mt. Elgon district. I knew I would be in awe of the beauty of the country, people and the work being done here, but there are truly no words to describe HOW in awe I
The team has been very busy and has had spotty coverage, here is a short update from day 2: We played games with girls today and it was so fun. They also had a sharing time tonight where they sang and told poems and some shared their stories. It continues to rain here and
Day 1: We had an adventurous day. A kind of planes trains and automobiles but for us it was planes buses taxis and moda modas which are motorcycle taxis. We remembered you can’t rely on your own plans. Missing our plane due to closed roads caused us to rely on God and his plans.
From Arleen: By now we have figured out many things: How to get on the bus on time in the morning, how many medicine cups we have, that the last two days are really hard, triage flow, to count vitamins by five, that patients show up at 0100am to see us, we have ultrasound,
Wow, what a busy day! We saw close to 150 people at the first community clinic day! There was a long line when the bus arrived and we heard that the first person got there at 1 AM to get in line for clinic. It is humbling to think that this clinic plays such
From Rachelle: Hi friends! Today is Sunday, we had a lovely church service this morning that was translated for us so we could understand. This afternoon we had a small clinic day where we specifically took care of the pastors of the church and their families, as well as our translators and others that
“W” Family Blog From Randy: Hola amigos y amigas! Another beautiful trip to Guatemala! This is my 4th medical mission trip and once again find the people of Guatemala so beautiful, loving and kind. They fill my heart with caring and love. I am so blessed to be able to have this experience and
From Juanita: Second full day in clinic has been completed. It ended with a great game of soccer with several team members and volunteers from the community. For someone who does not like soccer, it was entertaining and a stress reliever for the end of the day. This is my first trip to Guatemala