Here are some highlights from the week:
Monday: Pill packing and brigade prep
Our first medical brigade in Rio Viejo! We saw 102 patients, loved on some amazing kids and some of the group members taught the kiddos how to play baseball.
We traveled up the mountain for our second medical brigade that was held at Give Hope to Kids. Together we saw 96 patients, the orphans all received well check-ups and the group got a tour of the orphanage.
Our original plans of having a medical brigade changed due to a container filled with medical supplies needing to be unloaded in La Ceiba. The ladies stayed behind and visited Instituto El Rey and had an amazing day teaching English, playing games, watching the senior boys play a soccer game against the college boys and of course sponsoring some students. All of this happened while the men where in the city unloading and re-loading a 40 ft container into two box trucks and King George (our jungle bus).
The day continued as we finally received the contents of the container around 4 p.m. We quickly unloaded and began installing the three new AC units into the back of the hospital. Not only were our AC guys installing these new units, these doctors, nurses and ministry people all chipped in to complete the job before the AC guys had to leave on Friday morning. Mr. Brian and his crew worked ALL night long and up until the left at 6 Friday morning.
Due to everyone being up so late the night before, we cancelled our brigade that was scheduled and did some much needed work around the hospital. We were able to clean up from receiving the container and the installation of the AC. With the help of Bay CC, we were also able to stuff 600 backpacks with supplies that will be delivered this Thursday to students in Las Minas! It was an incredible work day. We were able to complete so much with their help.
Because we had to cancel our hike/brigade to Los Limpios the day before, these guys decided that instead of having a fun day, they wanted to take that hour and a half hike out to a village that is in need of medical care. That right there shows you just how much these guys love people! Their hearts to serve God's people were indescribable. We saw close to 140 patients!
Once we arrived back to the hospital, we quickly showered, packed and began our travels to San Pedro Sula for these guys to fly out Sunday.
It was such an honor to serve with this amazing group of people. We were able to accomplish so much more than we could have ever imagined. They impacted the lives of so many, including me, and will continue to impact lives due to the seeds that were planted. Thank you Bay Community Church for an incredible week!