Diving In 7-10-08

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Although we are living large in a TRUE hacienda with real mattresses and shower heads, we managed to get a little dirty and jumped into work this first full day in Quimistan.
Sam, Joey, Kathy, Jennifer, George, and Mike were first off the ranch this morning en route to one of the ongoing construction projects. They hauled mountainous piles of dirt into the homes to level the surface in preparation for concrete floors.
Meanwhile Morgan, Jenna, Brittany, Blakely, Vanna, Andrea, Roxanne, June, and Ken went to Quimistan Elementary to distribute anti-parasitic medications (banana flavored!! Que rico!) and fluoride treatments to about 300 children. By the end of the day the girls and boys were competing for the loudest “Hola!”, and all members of the team were blessed by their enthusiasm. Maynor and Arturo were invaluable helpers in the organization and instruction of the activities.

Midway through treatments the kids took a break for recess (recreo) and gathered in mobs for BUBBLES.

The eyeglass clinic was prepared and some team members were trained for the fittings that will start tomorrow.

The food has been amazing and has left us very tired. So tired we believe we are past our blogging capacity. Hasta Manana!

Brittany Klein

(with gracious input from Morgan and Jenna)