Saturday

thu weekend thus far

Have you ever seen the movie Doc Hollywood?

Have you ever seen the movie Cars?

Have you ever noticed that they are pretty much the same movie? One is about cars, and the other is about people. But other than that, they are the same.

Today we went to Los Guizaros. When we got there, we saw a bunch of cars and remembered that there was a mission team from Tennessee helping out today. We figured that they would be running the show, and there would be little for us to do. "Oh drat," I thought, "I could still be sleeping". As it turned out, we were able to help out a lot. The team was a medical team, full of registered nurses and doctor type people. They transformed Cecilia's house into a clinic and a pharmacy. People from the neighborhood were invited to come for free medical exams. The team has been there all week and has seen over 80 patients a day. We were immediately set to work as translators. Robin helped with the examinations while I helped in the pharmacy. I wish I would have taken pictures, so you could see the set up. The exam room was a part of Cecilia's living room, separated by a hanging sheet. The pharmacy was her front porch with suitcases and old wooden shelves full of medicine. I spent most of the time handing out and explaining medications to the patients. It was probably the most fun I've ever had at Los Guizaros . . . even if I didn't know the Spanish word for constipation.

On the way home, we stopped at about eight grocery stores (slight exageration). We didn't get home until almost 5:00. Robin gave me a haircut, and now she is cleaning the floors.

Tomorrow, I have a big music ministry lunch/meeting after church. It will probably last a good four hours. I don't think I've mentioned yet that I am now a coordinator for our group. I guess that neither being a native Spanish speaker, knowing a lot of songs nor playing the guitar well are requirements for being a leader. But gringo generally equals responsible, so I got the job. It's another step in my rise to power. Soon, I will be president of the church.