Posted by: calloftheandes | May 4, 2016

Notes from the Quake Zone (Fifteenth in a Series)

(27 April 2016 Canoa, Manabí Province, Ecuador)

 By Hermann Schirmacher

At the health center we waited for the team members, so we decided to go and see Marianita again. After a medical checkup and getting in touch with our orthopedic surgeon at the Quito hospital, it became obvious that she needed surgery as her shoulder is broken. Our team stabilized her left arm to make sure she would not move it as much and now we are trying to find a place to take her to so she would receive proper care.

Dr Daniela Guevara with a patient in Manabi Province, Ecuador.

Dr Daniela Guevara with a patient in Manabi Province, Ecuador.

It was about 11:30 a.m. once we had all our team members ready to take off to Briceño to reach out to the many patients who looked out, probably more for love and care than medical attention.

I don’t know what happens and what is different with our team that the national members we take with us tend to be reserved when we start working, but [they] become good friends of us and appreciate the team and the members after serving out to the people.

However, at 6:00 p.m. we packed up all our stuff again–the many boxes with medicine–and headed back to Canoa.

Left to right, paramedic Darrell Holden and Drs Daniela Guevara and Trina Wisecup work with a patient's leg cast.

Left to right, paramedic Darrell Holden and Drs Daniela Guevara and Trina Wisecup work with a patient’s leg cast.

We had just enough time in Canoa to see the sunset at this wonderful beach. Our walk through the streets of Canoa was more a walk over a cemetery than anything else.

Thank you for praying for the many, many homes where people lost dear members of their families. Thank you for your continued support and care.

May the Lord bless you and all the affected Ecuadorians and foreigners who have been affected in any way.

Hermann Schirmacher is a missionary with Reach Beyond.

 

 

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