Wednesday, June 22, 2011


We had a great mobile clinic this morning in a small colonia about 10 km away called Noguera Kue.

It was a dusty day.

Jeff welcoming patients into the clinic

Seeing patients

Jeff sharing a bible story with the patients before treating them.

Brea at work

Rachel at work

Patients drinking terere while waiting

The waiting patients

Here's what my kids did during the mobile clinic.

Jordan and Micah

Seeing patients

Jenny taking a blood pressure

Taking a terere break

The girls in front of the mobile clinic

At 3:00 I welcomed youth into my home.

This past week a couple of the students have attended a funeral for a baby born premature. They had seen the mother in clinic earlier in the week. One girl attended a burial and another girl participated in the annual prayers for a dead grandpa.

The girls attended another San Juan festival. Much of the same went on as last weekend.

The girls have been enjoying running together in the afternoons. Running – for exercise - is not something people do around here so the girls get tons of looks from those passing by. Brea’s host sister stays on the track with them offering terere as they come around!

In clinic the girls have been doing tons of OB ultrasounds. They quickly realized that teen pregnancy is a HUGE problem here. Jeff’s been letting them pray over these patients. On OB ultrasounds, they’ve been also able to see twins and a molar pregnancy.

The students have all been enjoying baking with their families and learning how to make some of the traditional Paraguayan dishes. <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Here’s a recipe for empanadas:


For the dough, mix 1 egg, flour, a pinch of salt, a little oil and some water until dough is soft and rollable. Roll in to 15 thin circular sheets.

For the filling, sautee ground beef, chives, chopped onion, grated garlic and salt.

Fill dough shells with 2Tbsp of filling and seal shut with fork. Fry for 3-4 minutes in oil.

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