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Dental Brigade (see picturesupdates)
When my in-laws were visiting in December, we talked about a boy in town (Lorenzo, age 14) who needed some dental work done. At the time, we did not know why he had two rows of teeth on the top (was it that he still had his baby teeth or was something wrong…?). Upon returning to the States, my father-in-law found out that a dental team from the University of Connecticut was coming in March. So, we set up an ‘appointment’ for Lorenzo to see the dentist. Usually, dental clinics are on a first come, first serve basis, but because we had made contact through email before hand, Lorenzo was one of the first patients seen.
I drove Lorenzo to Comayagua and we drove around looking for Vida Cristiana (a church). Eventually, we connected by phone with the director and she was able to meet us and show us the way. It turned out that Lorenzo had the correct amount of teeth and they were adult teeth, but they had all crowded. He could see an orthodontist (which would not be possible or affordable), leave the teeth in, or remove 1 or 2 teeth. Lorenzo opted for the removal of one. At first, he was not too excited about the needle for anesthesiology (we talked on the way about how we both close our eyes when the needle comes), but then half way through the removal, wanted his picture taken! We even took a picture of the tooth once it was out.
The dentist said that the brigade was going well and they would likely return next year. If for some reason Lorenzo’s other tooth did not move into place, then he could return to have it removed. Also, the director of the Leadership University in El Socorro just asked me about dental clinics in Comayagua, so tomorrow he will take a van load of girls from the University to the brigade.
Marching In (see pictures)
The end of February and beginning of March, Luis had a team here from Alabama. They held special services for women, gave away sandwiches and juice. I sang with Robin, from the team, who lead in worship. The girls helped pass out the food and drink. The team ministered at a variety of places during the week and held meetings Monday thru Wednesday night in Zambrano. The second night, another ministry cooked food for everyone. The last night, they gave everyone a bag and a bag of food. Some molinas (it looks like a meat grinder) were given away. They use them for grinding the corn for making tortillas.
We decided on a house in Santa Lucia to move into. It is 20 minutes from Discovery School (where Kjell teaches and the kids attend) instead of an hour and fifteen minutes. We are slowly moving things in throughout March and then making the final move in the first weekend in April. Please pray for a smooth transition (emotionally, physically) and that we would find some type of moving truck.
Please DO NOT send anymore mail to our old address. If it is already sent, then we will be able to get it from Guillermo or have someone bring it to us in Santa Lucia. However, from now on, please hold all mail. We have to figure out where mail can be sent to.
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