This blog from Susan was written yesterday but we were unable to post because the Parish had temporarily lost their internet connection.
Hello from San Lucas Toliman!
We held our first clinic today in Comunidad de Xejuyu, everyone pitched in and from the beginning things went smoothly. We had a bit of excitement as we were setting up for clinic. The ground began to shake and a loud roar accompanied it like a really large truck traveling quickly down a gravel road. We quickly realized it was an earthquake and not a large truck and so we left the building we were in. After about 30 seconds the ground settled and not even the medicines in pharmacy were knocked over. We heard later in the day the quake was large and other parts of Guatemala had severe damage. We are all fine and safe here.
It is always a joy to watch the team come together, and to serve the people to the best of our ablilities. One of the best memories from today was watching the kids of the community play with Sarah and Lily (a long term volunteer). Then the kids sang a song for all of us. Beautiful!!
Author: Sarah Peller
I'm a senior in high school on my second trip to Guatemala. I will be working in the pharmacy and also hold the title of Blog Poster Extraordinaire! So if our blog isn't updated, I am the one to whom you send the angry emails. Thanks for following our blog!