Our last day in Belize involved seeing homemade tortillas being made, visiting a Belize nursing home, touring a private hospital, having ice cream, seeing how chocolate is made and above all making memories.
As today quietly came to and end, it was the end of the CUAA clinical experience while here in Belize. This trip has made us see nursing care through another light. We have watched people clap and laugh and we’ve been hugged and prayed for. But through this mission the Lord has opened our eyes to the gift we hold as nurses.
Today the students split up and some went to clinics and some went to the San Ignacio Hospital. The feeling when we came back together was to be grateful for what you would normally take for granted. What do we mean by this? Be grateful for the ability to wash your hands between patients, be thankful for the ability to give your patients water, or the ability to have new supplies such as EKG stickers for every patient.
Don’t take for granted the small things because the small things are big things to someone!!
Be someone’s encouragement. What an amazing service we got to experience this morning. After lunch we were able to encourage each other and once again step out of our comfort zone while visiting the Green Iguana Habitat.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.
I we climbed to the top of Xunantunich Temple, conquering fears and over coming what we thought was weakness, proving through Christ all things are possible.
We also visited the local market and got to experience what a true Belizean Saturday looked like.
Yep I am grateful for every precious moment life offers me. It allows me to see the miracle in each experience." -- Emmanuel
Today started out seeing people for eye glasses and ended up with a mini medical clinic. God called upon us all and we stepped up and provided the care that was needed. Today it was made clear that the thing that are little to us mean the world to others. Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, and Vitamins made so many people smile!!!
. “Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!” Today CUAA students traveled almost to the boarder of Guatemala to provide more people with the clear vision of God through another eye glass clinic. The gift of site is something most take for granted, but not here, it is a gift from God.
They say you should not go a day without learning, today we learned that according to Eliu this is a Belizean Jaguar. We are blessed to have such an amazing Man lead and educate us!
“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” Helen Keller
Today CUAA students saw their vision a little bit clearer. 133 people were blessed with new glasses, or sunglasses. The responses were everything from clapping to laughing when the new glasses were put on as the gift From God was put into focus.
Jesus stopped and called them. 'What do you want Me to do for you?' He asked. 'Lord,' they answered, 'we want our sight.' Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed Him
“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” Dr. Seuss
To the CUAA nursing students travels to San Antonio to host another medical clinic. Today was different, it was very hot, hot to the point of some feeling miserable, and still people came in groves to be seen by the doctor. There was a lot of kids and long waits, some waited up to 3 hours, and not a single person complained. Not a student, not a Mom holding a hot baby, not a Grandma bringing her sick grandchildren and not a single child who also had to wait in the heat. The students played ball, colored, played paper rock scissors and just plain hung out. Today was an amazing opportunity to learn patients, love and guidance through the eyes of a child. Another amazing day, another blessing from God!!
Hebrews 10: God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.
Today we served the community in a medical clinic. Some students even hiked up a mountain to treat a young man who was involved in a motorcycle accident. There is no feeling like serving those who need it most!!
The day was not all work and no play, some of students enjoyed a cool dip in the pool!!