guatemala

Monday, March 27, 2006

Well hello, i know it´s been a while since i´ve updated..woops! well, we finished up our last week at our ministry sites on friday the 24th of march. it was a long 3 weeks working in the clinic...but i´ll miss going and seeing the nuns everyday....
on the 11th and 12th of march we got to go to another city in Guatemala named Panajachel. It is located on one of the biggest lakes in Guaetemala, lake Atitlan. It was gorgeous!! the water was perfectly clear and the weather was amazing. I got a hennah tattoo...don´t worry mom, it´s not real...we got to swim in the lake in Panajachel and we were befriended by two young boys named marcus and david. They were 10 and 9 years old. we had a great time jumping off this piece of decaying wood in the water and launching them off of our hands until they couldn´t laugh anymore...we took a boat ride over to one of the lake side towns where there was a church and we got to see some really beautiful pottery work that is done in that town.
-The doctor we are working with quite her job at the clinic in the town next to us, Jocotenango. so we are in the process of helping her set up a new clinic. but for right now she is seeing patients in her house! she´s such a giving person, it´s amazing!
- also on the 21st of march we got to go to the birthday party of a little mayan girl named Merly. She turned 13. This was also my brothers birthday!! So i got to celebrate a birthday in place of Ben´s...it was an amazing celebration. Her family has 11 kids and they all live in one house....it has dirt floors and a wood-burning stove. We got to help them make tortillas in their house for the birthday dinner.

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