It was clear and cold on Wednesday the 4th of December when the truck and empty container pulled up to the door of Bartholomew’s shop in Spokane to be loaded for shipment to Guatemala. We had decided to load from inside the shop this year rather than facing the sometimes brutal out door conditions. We have the use of David Morrill’s forklift and Gary had worked hard to palletize most of the material we are sending.
This year there was a great deal of medical equipment that was donated by Deaconess Hospital that was being sent to the local Government Hospital in Poptun. We have shipped items before to the hospital, but this was by far the most we have been able to send. This material consisted of bedside monitors, examination tables, stainless steel racks, bedding, a manual operating room table, other operating room equipment, patient care items and other things that I cannot describe. This will make the hospital probably the best-equipped facility in all of Peten. I would like to be there when Dr. Lopez of the Ministry of Health receives (more…)