Our clinic hit the ground running this morning and we saw 96 patients today! Thanks to our amazing providers, nurses, translators, and many helpers.
From Annie: We arrived in Guatemala yesterday afternoon which gave our team an opportunity to set-up the clinic prior to seeing patients, which is a first, and provided the benefit to hit the ground running with patients today. Another first was implementing an electronic medical record (EMR) as prior to this trip, documentation occurred primarily on paper. Speaking from first hand experience, implementing an EMR is a feat of its own with new challenges yet many positives for both caregivers and the patients. So, thank you Shawnda for all your work in helping design our inaugural EMR and it’s a great starting point.
Since the pandemic started this is the first time our team has been to Guatemala. It was good to see familiar and new smiling faces. The people are so welcoming, gracious, and filled with a thankful heart even though there are many life challenges and limited resources they face every day. My heart felt torn at many times seeing their tears fall upon their face while they told their stories of physical pains and mental anguish. The compassion you feel is beyond measure and the simplest prayer goes a long way. There were a couple times today I felt the sadness exuding from their soul, compassion swelled within me, and asked for their permission to pray for them because I know God provides healing power not only for their physical body but their soul. The Guatemalan people will always remain in my heart and prayers. I’m so thankful for this opportunity to serve others and to be with a great team and organization.
Thank you for sharing on behalf of the team, Annie! What a gift to see how He is working through you all! It must have been taxing as you all prepare for thIs trip and I’m prayer that He confuses to allow for opportunities of connection, healing, and direct provision. You all are close to my thoughts and sincere prayers.
(Dana knows I’m the worst about never checking what I write before sending – so, just know I’m *prayerful* that He *continues* )
I miss you mommy! Have a good time in Guatemala , love you
Awesome! Looks like you guys are a doing a great job helping out in Guatemala. I’m sure you’ve been a blessing! Great pics Annie! God bless all of you for your sacrifice. Prayers for a healthy safe trip.
What a blessing this team is for the people of Guatemala! Blessing to you all!
How great and how merciful is our God that you all get to join him in his gracious plans in Guatemala! I’m so grateful that you all get to be there but also a little green with envy ;)
Special place, special patients, very special team! Prayers for and blessings to you all.
So thankful for all of you and the sacrifices you have made to be a part of what our God is doing in Guatemala. Jenni, it’s lonely over here…even for an introvert. I love and miss you! I hope you all get some much needed and deserved rest.
Annie, Thanks for giving us an update.
What a blessing you all are! Continued prayers for the team, the patients and always prayers for you, dear Annie❣️