Saturday, March 8, 2014

Guatemala Photos!

Some of our photos...

Dremel tool we used as a titrilator to shake our composite for a filling. 

Dental Team working hard!

Sunset over the McDonald tomato fields across the road from the hospital/compound. All tomatoes used at McDonald's restaurants in Central America are grown here.

View from the rooftop. Behind the compound (foreground) are some very, very humble homes.

Dr. David with Misael, a 'celebrity' who had come to the U.S. for orthopedic surgery in Dallas.

Our friend Karen, from New York's Long Island.
Guatemalan traditional dress. Last photo is Brenda, who went as part of the dental team
but was drafted to the Operating Room!

Dremel tool to the rescue once again! We were pouring up a model to replace
a missing tooth for our interpreter. 

More to come soon!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Guatemala, Day Eight

I know, I skipped yesterday. :-) Yesterday, we arrived in the beautiful city of Antigua. Antigua means "ancient" and it is. There are cobblestone streets lined with old, old buildings. Lots of cathedrals and ruins, and so many interesting people. 

There are 3 active volcanoes surrounding Antigua. One of them, Volcán de Fuego or "Volcano of Fire" has spit smoke while we were here. Antigua was at one time the capital of Guatemala, but in 1776, after a series of earthquakes, the capital was moved to Guatemala City.

God has blessed us with some incredible weather and scenery, but the greatest blessing we have had has been this whole mission trip. There have been low points, but very few. We've had many, many more highs. We have met some interesting people, and we pray that we have planted some seeds in those who don't know the Lord. 

We cannot wait to see our families. We're thankful for your prayers while we've been gone, and our prayer is that reading about our experiences will encourage you to try a mission trip yourself. 

See you in America!