Bus is waiting - not enough time to write the book that needs to be written! Things are awesome. Yesterday, was a govt holiday so the leaders can't go to the human rights commission until Monday. But they are indeed fired up! They ignored Concepcion and went into the school and set up a whole kitchen area to prepare food for the preschoolers. It is well organized; clean and they are so proud.
The farm co-op is incredible - over an acre of the finest tomatoes you'll see!
We've picked out land for the community center; the owner is giving us an incredible price.
We once again heard many tragic stories in the clinic yesterday that continue to give us the courage to continue the work.
In the midst of a biopsy on a man whom I suspect has some type of skin cancer, I had to get a piece of equipment and my heart almost stopped when I saw Flori lying in the other room. To say that seeing her decline was shocking surely doesn't describe my feeling. We talked and wept for a long time; much to tell. When I asked her if there was anything she wanted, she said that she's always dreamed of seeing the ocean and running her hands through the sand so we're headed there tomorrow.
She was in agony when she arrived ( a 3 hour bus trip!) but was so much better when she received the morphine we brought - it was really a blessing to see the relief on her face.
Randy is going strong campaigning for clean water and solar lights. The demand is growing and people are even stopping us in other villages as we drive toward the main road.
Randy had a geography lesson with the leaders yesterday - their enthusiasm was reminiscent of children at Christmas!.
Deena is of course everything to everyone; this trip would not be what it is without her. Everywhere she becomes everyone's best friend and she has an incredible gift of persuasion!
Oh, yes, the fish farm is unbelievable. I'll send pics later!
Love you and miss you all!