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03/17/2017
            Yesterday was our last day of scheduled surgeries, but we’ll still be very busy today! As always, we kicked off our day with a wonderful breakfast and prayer. The surgeons and translators went over to the Obras Sociales hospital to check on patients, while others took some time to... Read More
03/16/2017
Patient Stories Over the next two days, we are going to share some of our patients’ incredible stories. One of our most special cases this week was Juan Carlos. As we mentioned yesterday, Juan Carlos is a recurring patient for us. He puts so much faith in our team and we are grateful for... Read More
03/15/2017
Today marks the halfway point of our trip! At dinner last night, we had the Stempel-team tradition of sharing some reflections on our experiences so far, after a prayer from Father Bill. He started off with a quote by author Father Richard Rohr, “People who’ve had any genuine spiritual... Read More
03/14/2017
Our second day of surgery is here, and we are working hard to treat our patients! We started this morning with a hearty breakfast (thanks to the ever-amazing Bob, Tim, and Kelly) and got right to work at the Obras Sociales, our partner hospital. We’d also like to give a special shout-out to... Read More
03/13/2017
  It’s the Stempel team’s 3rd day here in Antigua, and it’s been so busy that we haven’t written a single blog post! Luckily, we still had time to pause and reflect on our purpose here, including prayer and an anointing of the hands before we began to serve. We’ll let our first-time team... Read More