Around 8 o’clock this morning the staff at ASELSI’s Father’s Heart Clinic climbed “back in the saddle” and began another year of serving the people of Chichicastenango, Guatemala.
After a month of refreshment and preparation it was time to “get back into the swing of things.”
Cathy Hartle and her staff did not come empty handed. In fact, Cathy’s trunk was full of donated supplies from Vine International of Knoxville, Tennessee. Why wouldn’t five hundred umbilical cord clamps, medicine for Parkinson’s disease sufferers, and a half-year supply of pre-natal vitamins put a smile on Cathy’s face? By the way, those numbers have been verified thanks to the donated desk calculators Cathy brought along with her to hand out to the staff.
While on the subject of numbers here are a few more: Three local doctors were on hand for the first clinic day of the year to look at more than 70 patients. Usually the ASELSI clinic staff sees over a hundred patients on a typical day but this wasn’t a typical day.
This was the first day of the new year at the Father’s Heart Clinic, a year that promises to offer more challenges.
It will be a long, hard climb
definitely no picnic,