Surgery Parsley Antigua

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"How lucky I am to have know someone who is so difficult to say goodbye to." ~author unknown Today was a much needed rest day for the team. The doctors completed their rounds in the morning, said goodbye to the wonderful Guatemalan staff and patients, and finally split off into groups to... Read More
During the morning devotional, Dr. Woolf, asked us to think about what motivates us to volunteer. He implored us to take a little time to reflect on our experiences in Guatemala when we return home.  Are we here for purely selfish reasons?  Do we help others simply to raise ourselves in the... Read More
The landscape is breathtaking from our hotel. Today we can see cloud formations around the volcanoes; sunshine and warm air surrounds us on our walk to the hospital. While surgeries were underway at Las Obras, a few of us spent the afternoon at Casa de Fe visiting patients who had received... Read More
“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we will find it not.”  —Ralph Waldo Emerson We all see in one way or another. But to observe is another matter entirely. We often forget to observe, as our mind is constantly occupied by competing thoughts.... Read More
This morning we talked about miracles.  Do you believe in them or not?  I tend to think when you open your heart to others miracles are everywhere.  All seventeen surgeries were completed today—I think that was a miracle. Today there were a few struggles throughout the day that caused... Read More
It’s beautiful in Antigua, sunshine and blue skies today.  We can see the volcanoes.  After an early breakfast, we gathered together for a heartfelt, inspiring devotional by our team leader, Dr. Parsley.  His message:  “When god speaks to you, don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone... Read More