It’s always nice to have faces that go with the names. Here are the faces in my little story
They are married and have a son Peter
who usually does not appreciate pictures being taken
Peter’s cousin Lemuel stays with us sometimes too
and Lemuel’s sisters Pam and Hazel were here for Christmas
There are lots of Peter’s friends around the house every day – most of them from his soccer team. Ben and Tobi are the Norwegion missionary kids
Peter, Ben, and Tobi are all taught by the schoolteacher Kristian
Ben and Toby’s dad is Jarle – one of the missionary pilots.
There are three pilots in all – Jarle, George, and Wayne – who serve Ahuas.
George is a longstanding friend of my family
Ahuas can only be reached by boat or by plane so the pilots perform an integral service in both daily and emergency flights. This is Wayne
Then, of course, there is the hospital!
We are lucky enough to have eleven amazing LVNs who keep the hospital staffed.
Delroy does the monthly paperwork, and is one of the best nurses in the hospital
Carmen runs preclinica
Jenaine runs the MP program for peri-natal care
Jeni and Digna work in the pharmacy
Sosimo and Karixa are out two lab techs
It takes a lot of people to keep the hospital running. This is Sabio one of our maintenance men
Lesvia the cook is an important help in the doctor’s household so that both of them can be in the hospital all day. She makes absolutely delicious food.
Rachel is one of my friends who came all the way out here to visit me! She is a doula and has been helping all the women in the hospital who are giving birth
My brother Stephen, and my friends Taly and Uri came down for New Years in Utila, and then volunteered for a week in Ahuas
It was great for my little brother to get to see where our mom grew up
and Taly and Uri got to see all sorts of interesting medical moments
then, most recently, my Mom and youngest brother Micah were here!
They got to experience boating on the river to get from Puerto Lempira to Ahuas, and then my Mom got to see all of her friends that she has been missing for over 30 years
And, if you hadn’t already guessed, this is me!