It's surreal that the last day of Clinic was today. It was an early day as the Clinic opened at 9 a.m. This year, the Clinic saw 913 patients in four days! It was exhausting, of course, but no one let the chaos bog them down. The optical clinic showed such resiliency throughout the week. Through many difficult cases they never got impatient or upset. Nate, Tim, Kamie, Sarah, Jared and Christina we thank you for your compassion and patience. As for the pharmacy, there is little to compare to the devotion of the pharmacists and techs running tirelessly from bottle to bottle. Thank you Dr. Kim, Dr. Lindsey, Sue, and Vily. A special shout out to Eddy and David for making this trip a smooth one and doing diverse tasks at all hours, we can't thank you enough. To the students who shadowed the docs, Emily, Alex, and Marie, we thank you for your love of education and willing to serve those in need. Megan, Abby, and Pat you were all so versatile in your position and happy to help anywhere; the lab, triage, optical, the pharmacy. Your positive personalities were uplifting to both the people of Guatemala and the people of the mission! Of course, this mission could not be possible without the medical professionals; Dr. Dan, Dr. Kurt, Dr. Joe, Dr. Lloyd, Molly, Julie, Lora, Dianne. Your empathy for the Mayan people was uncanny and you all lead with such passion. You all bear special gift and never fail make us newbies feel like family. I appreciate that more than you know. And last but not least, we all thank Michelle for breaking the language barrier in so many situations! We would be lost (literally) without you. Dr. Kurt and David, we also thank you for blessing us with the gift of music and bringing us closer through this universal language. Dinner was held at the Chiquito's house in the company of the leaders of Los Olivos church. Pastor Johnny gave a beautiful talk today about how we can show our love for Christ. Jesus asked Peter, "Do you love me?" Peter replied, "Yes," to which Jesus responded, "Then feed my sheep." Again Christ asked Peter this and Peter responded the same. A third time he asked him, "Simon son of John, do you love me?" Peter was hurt that Jesus asked the question a third time. He said, "Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you." Jesus said, "Then feed my sheep." We can express our love with words and we can express our love in prayer. But only when we help and serve each other do we truly SHOW our love. In the local community or 2,000 miles away, there are always those in need of a helping hand. We are all sheep; we are all family. There is so much to be grateful for. It's time to get some shut eye though as tomorrow we depart for a day on the streets of Antigua! Buenos noches familia. With love from Guatemala,

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