Monday was the first day of the clinic. If you've ever been on a medical trip you'll know that the first day can be a little hectic getting everything set up and going. Because of that the boys and I stayed home that day while they got the kinks worked out. David left early that morning to join up with the team and spent the day working with them.
The boys and I spent the day at home mostly playing. I took them back to the sand pile and they played for most of the morning. Below is a photo of Cruz pretending to be a skier.
He would slide down the hill and then try to do it over and over again.
We worked on some Valentine's crafts to decorate their bedroom door. I used the idea from our Thankful Tree back in November and decided to do another tree and add hearts saying things they love. We started writing on our hearts on the 14th of January and plan to continue through Valentine's. I let them help me add what we've done so far to their door.
Things my boys love. So far their answers have been simple but fun.
I cut some yarn and let them glue it onto a heart. They worked on this while I fixed our lunch.
That evening after supper David needed to run to the store to pick up a few things the team needed. The boys and I rode with him and afterwards we stopped by a local ice cream shop, Sarita's, for some ice cream. It was a fun, spontaneous way to end our day.
our late night ice cream outing
Tuesday morning we were up and out early so we could get to the village on time to help start the clinic. The boys and I were very excited to be going with David!
Cruz, Ben, and Dr. Hook (he is a former IMB missionary to Barbados)
David spent his week working in the pharmacy. He has always enjoyed doing that.
Three of the sweet pharmacy ladies.
part of the dental team
The boys were hungry early on Tuesday so we had our picnic lunch in the car. Here they are enjoying their PBJ's.
They decided to wear their scrubs to the village on Wednesday to be like the other doctors. I thought they looked precious that day.
my little trainees
Another fun day to "help" Dr. Hook
This is my favorite photo of all. Cruz is pretending to pull one of Dr. Hook's teeth. ha So fun!
more play time
David in the pharmacy
The dental team pulled lots of teeth this week.
Ben and Miguel, one of our translators
So far my little guys have had a wonderful time getting to be a part of this team. They have been troopers spending the whole day in the village. The clinic would go from about 9:00 until 4:00. I would put them down for naps after lunch and then they would be back out playing until time to leave. They did great and I was very proud of both of them.
We finished up the clinic in the village on Wednesday afternoon. The team will spend the morning sorting and packing everything up for storage and then we'll all head into Guatemala City this afternoon. We'll spend some time there together before the team returns to the States on Saturday. I'll update about the rest of our time together as well as our weekend activities in my next post. Thanks for praying for the team this week. We felt your prayers and the Lord blessed!