Ok, I really want to get into specifics and share the stories but there is so much going on right now that I think I will have to give a bunch of snapshots to start us off. So here is the really broad snapshot of what we did today.
Construction: Construction team has neared the completion of a home for a family who’s house burned down a couple years ago. They have struggled with a place to live since the father died. According to the family getting the house. They team was the answer to their prayers and by the end of the week they can move in!
Village Carnival: So these awesome teens and leaders were doing face painting, nails, stories, a puppet show and letting the village kids play with a parachute! They kept the moral up the whole day as families waited in the hot sun to be seen by the medical team and made waiting fun. The whole mood of the process was better because the kids were happy playing and the parents watching their kids have fun.
Village Nursing: These champs kept things cranking and were the starting point for the 210 patients seen in the village today. Here a kid is getting his ear cleaned out. (It’s not all pretty)
Village Doctors: This was one of my favorite pictures of today as one of our first timers injects the shoulder of a patient who was in pain but will now be able to use his arm without pain for months. These Docs are not only amazing at what they do but proved to have amazing hearts as well.
Dental: 75 patients in a mobil dental office set up in a trailer. How awesome is that. This team is working together like pros from the first minute they started.
Surgical: I will have much more on this tomorrow. The surgical team is actually working really late. They go all out when they are here. This is a microscope as one of the Docs is checking her ear.
Loving it! Praying for all of you…..please keep the pics and stories coming!
I am vicariously with you guys as I keep my broken leg quiet and elevated here at home. I look forward to your messages each day. God bless you and stay upright!!
Love and prayers. Hello to our L indsey girl now in Belize serving the L ord. We are so proud of yoy and everyone on the mission.
Love Papa and Nana
God is using you as you help those waiting help, medically and to learn more about our amazing Lord. Thanks for the pictures! Keep them coming. We love to see how God is working with this mission team.
From Eagle Point, Oregon
Missed all of you at church yesterday, but my thoughts went back to mission trips I have taken – nothing like knowing that a smile can say so much for Jesus! They were truly the most meaningful times of my life.
I read this week that when you look into the eyes of someone in need, that you are helping, you are looking into the eyes of Jesus. Matthew 25:35-40
(Verse 40) “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” You are certainly fulfilling these verses.
My prayers are with you as well as my excitement at the thrill you are receiving from serving.
Missed you at church yesterday, but I know your hearts are thrilled as you serve. Isn’t amazing that a smile can say so much for Jesus? I read this week that when you look into the eyes of someone you are helping, you are looking into the eyes of Jesus. You are fulfilling Matthew 25:35-40 – Love and prayers.
You are fulfilling Matthew 25:3-40, and I am thrilled for all of you.
I am so proud of you all for being the The Hands and Feet of Jesus!!! I love you guys–a special shout out to Therese Z and the FPC youth.–Go construction team Nick, Scott S., & Brian (hope someone bought you a doughnut–if not I will when you get back!). Also to my dear friends Brooke and Andrew–love you guys God Bless you as you bless the people of Belize
Awesome pictures. I’m glad you got to go and I’m very sorry I couldn’t donate towards it at this time. Love you <3
I am so proud of this team, going to help in the name of our Lord! You have been in my prayers as you were away and now that you are home as well, to keep you close to God as you return to your normal life. It’s so easy to feel God working with you as you do His work, and you need to keep Him near every day! God’s blessings, The Gilmers