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Back from Nicaragua

June 12th, 2009

Like every getaway, no matter the place or duration, the trip to Nicaragua went by like a flash. While I was there, I learned of more places I wished I had time to see and  things I wished I could have done. But given the nature of this trip, I’m already setting my intention to join […]

When we returned to Escamequita on Saturday, there were few people in the “waiting room.” The clinic is usually closed on the weekends. Another learning we’ll take note of for the next trip. After about a half dozen exams, Belinia, one of our interpreters, was Jon’s last patient, and after that we didn’t have much […]

  Dr. Jon got stared with the real work today. We were fortunate to have many people show up at the clinic this morning because there were also medical examinees scheduled. The talks at the schools were effective, too, because we have several students we saw yesterday line up patiently for and exam.     […]

OSAT Gets Started

June 5th, 2009

  We got started with the real work this morning, visiting two schools in Escamequita, giving dental hygiene talks and demonstrations. Giovanni, our interpreter, picked me up in San Juan del Sur at 8:15. We met up with Jon and Angela at Fred’s place and headed to the village. These kids were a tough audience, […]

It was an eventful journey getting to Managua and Jesse didn’t make it – victim of so much travel and a worn out passport. Apparently, it’s now a security alert if your passport has a tear on the picture page. You might be a terrorist sneaking out of the country with a faked passport! Continental […]

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