Surgery Stempel Antigua

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Having arrived in Portland after eight days in Guatemala I am struck by the ease with which we straddle such dichotomous worlds. One day we are serving the impoverished, under-served people of Guatemala and the next I am in a grocery store trying to choose one of twenty types of yogurts for... Read More
Post by Alicia Hamilton Last night we were lucky enough to have Obras Hospital Chief Nursing Officer, Odra Flores, join us for dinner. She shared how much the Faith In Practice mission means to her and the Guatemalan people. Three-year-old, Fernando, is a perfect example of the importance... Read More
Post by Alicia Hamilton One thing you will notice when you arrive in Guatemala is the warmth of the people. If you smile and look them in the eye, they will return your greeting with an ear-to-ear grin. However, for many Guatemalan people, this smile is a cause of shame. WIth no access to... Read More
If someone had told me in the beginning of this trip that I may end up observing in the operating room, I likely would have thought they were joking. However, yesterday, when presented with the opportunity, I didn't hesitate to jump at the chance. I am so glad I did. Going into any operating... Read More
"Grandfather, Sacred one, Teach us love, compassion, and honor. That we may heal the earth and heal each other." ~Ojibway Prayer As I walked into the Obras Hospital this morning, I was greeted by Guatemalan faces filled with hope and fear. A mere, "Buenos Dias", brings ear-to-ear smiles... Read More
"In every community there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart there is power to do it." ~Marianne Williamson Arrival in Antigua is a testament to the beauty of the Guatemalan culture. We are greeted by warm smiles, vibrant colors, cobblestone... Read More