Yesterday we returned to a village that we worked in all summer last year so it was cool to go back. there is a church back in the states that has adopted the village so we went to get some information from the clinic head and the village leader. it is about a 45 to an hour drive from the town that we live in, we we left out early yesterday. on our drive up we met the nurse just walking along the side of the path, so we stopped and talked to him. he told us that the people of Pane are very mal nourished and have alot of sickness. basically they just need to be eduacated on ALOT of things. that is someting that we are working on.. jennifer and i are going to be putting together a presentation about how and why it is good to boil your water, brush your teeth, how to make home made toothpaste, how to NOT get parasites. so that should be fun! then we met with the village leader, the Lord had him standing right at the entrance when we arrived! we talked with him about who needed the latrienes(outhouses) and things of that nature. there are 55 homes without outhouses!!! how crazy is that? there are 201 families in this village, and they say that over half of them are in extreme poverty. this sunday we are going back to meet with the people that need the outhouses.
spanish is getting easier and easier! praise the Lord!