Surgery Askenasy Retalhuleu

Triage day prayer led by David JordanWheelchair Team Orientation, Saturday NightSurgery Team Orientation, Saturday NightTeam leader Dr. Erik Askenasy speaking to the team on triage dayMeeting the hospital staff on triage dayWheelchair team already seeing patients on triage day

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We enjoyed one last breakfast together before we boarded the hour-long bus ride to the Guatemala City airport and boarded our respective flights back home. While the team gave warm hugs and heartfelt goodbyes, many were already discussing returning for next year’s mission. The calling we felt... Read More
This morning one of our nurse practitioners shared with us a message of immense appreciation she received from one of our surgical patients.  He said that we would be receiving our gifts in heaven for all the work we are doing and he led a blessing for our entire Faith In Practice team.   ... Read More
Today marks our final full day here in Retalhuleu.  The team is beginning to feel the depletion of energy from the last several days within in our legs, arms, necks and backs, but our heads and hearts are still fully engaged.  This morning before discharge, I checked in with eighteen-year-old... Read More
During announcements and devotions we were reminded that our individual talents are not just for us, we are given these talents to accomplish things on earth.  Each one of us felt a calling to share what we have to offer, whether it be the gift of surgery, the gift of mathematics, the gift of... Read More
We began the day at 6:00 a.m. for devotions where we sang and listened to inspirational quotes from the bible and Martin Luther King Jr. With needed coffee and nourishment in our bellies we climbed onto the bus to head to the hospital.  Once the ORs started rolling with the first patients of... Read More
The team started the day congregating for devotions before breakfast. Our team leader Dr. Askenasy spoke about expectations in life and how each of us are naturally holding expectations about this experience.  The key here in Guatemala is to let go of any expectations and hold onto our... Read More