Mesen Team Day 4 April 2, 2019

Posted on: 04/03/2019

Author: Jim Bruce

 Friends and Family,  I hope the photos are beginning to come through. A photo is worth more than a thousand of my words . Tuesday was our second day of surgery. Things are falling into a routine now. Everyone knows where all the instruments and supplies are located. Also where the bathrooms are— Muy important. Things are moving smoothly. No significant problems. Always a few surprises but things that can be managed. At devotions Pastor Hector asked us to spend five minutes before work with someone that we did not know well and get to know them better. It was interesting to see how folks paired up and how they interacted. Good for team building. It is  good to get out of my comfort zone from time to time. Waliking to the Obras is always interesting. You never know what to expect, goats being herded down the street,schoolchildren in uniform,volcanos venting, goats being milked in front of the Obras. Nothing like warm goat milk in the morning. Felicita is 80 years of age. She is pictured on the blog. She comes in for a hernia repair. She is a vigorous lady and still works at a job requiring significant physical exertion . Her main concern is how soon can she get back to work. These folks are very stoic. Also humble and kind. It is a pleasure to work with them. It is close to Easter which is much more of a celebration here than in the USA. They celebrate for several weeks in preparation. The processions or parades are very colorful with floats that illustrate various Easter scenes. See photos in blog post. Keep those prayers coming. They are appreciated.   Blessings to all y’all.