Friends Reaching Friends, 2011
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Friends Reaching Friends, 2011 Mission Trip to Jamaica

Saturday, June 11, 2011

We arrived later than we normally would in past years. By the time we cleared customs and checked into our hotel, it was too late to have our usual quick visit with the girls. We all went to bed early as we were exhausted.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

On Sunday, The Rev. Maud Paraison conducted Pentecostal services at St Peter's and St Steven's, after which the team had rest time before preparing for Mondays duties. The young people are excited with anticipation.

Monday, June 13, 2011

On Monday, we had a busy busy day with 42 patients with various medical problems. The team did a great job, working all day without a lunch break. The team at Granville Home for Girls also had a great day. They reported that the girls were behaving much better than they were last year and are more cooperative than last year. VBS went well and they enjoyed multiple games of dodgeball. Arts and crafts completed the day with them using the beads to nake beautiful necklaces and bracelets. The children are all fitting in well and having a good time.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Today was an extremely busy and challenging day in the clinic. The team continues to do remarkably well seeing 50+ patients and working well together. The group at Granville had a more challenging day with some of the girls not behaving appropriately. As usual, the members of the team were up to the challenge. The youth especially the new members are doing well - and making valuable contributions.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Today, Thursday, June 16, was another busy but fulfilling day. At the clinic we only had one doctor and the dentist as Dr. Holder had to leave this morning, however we treated see 50+ patients. The young folks put on a skit at Granville dealing with the topic of “Attitude.” It was well received by the girls. The highlight of the day was making Tie-dye shirts, which kept the girls busy and entertained. Rose Williams actually met with the Mayor of Falmouth today and brought him up to date on what the team has been doing for the past few years.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

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"Lord make us instruments of your peace. Where there is hatred let us know love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is discord, union. Where there is doubt, faith. Where there is despair, hope. Where there is darkness, light. Where there is sadness, joy."

"La marca del señor nosotros son instrumento de su paz. Dónde hay el odio sepamos, el amor. Dónde hay la herida, el perdón. Dónde hay la discordia, la unión. Dónde hay la duda, la fe. Dónde hay la desesperación, la esperanza."

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