S: Brazil 2011 By: Rebekah Owens
BC: Whit, Katrina, Wes, Sam, Paul Heather, Amanda, Rebekah, Liz, Jennifer, & Blaire
FC: A Doctor's Heart Brazil 2011
1: Dick, Rick, Wes, Paul, Whit, Sam, Bob Jennifer, Amanda, Blaire, Liz, Katrina, Heather, Rebekah
2: "Life is not circular, with us somehow coming back to where we started. No, I think it's more linear. We're on a path, and that path starts the day we're born. And whether we understand it or know it or even believe it, we are all on that same path. And that path leads us all to one place. We are all marching to God's throne. And standing at the side of God's throne is Jesus. And you know, it's all about Him, isn't it? The problem is we don't all understand that. If we did, we would live our lives differently. We would pay more attention to the journey, and to the people who are on that journey with us. But is still remains, we're all on the same path. And when we reach the throne, well, that will be the best beginning of all" (Dr. Robert D. Lesslie).
3: Amanda and Rebekah left St. Louis on June 3rd, 2011. The rest of the team drove from Tallahassee to Miami over night. We flew from Miami to Manaus, Brazil on June 4th.
4: Arriving in Manaus, Brazil and driving to Itacoatiara.
5: Our room on Discovery III. | Blaire, Jennifer, Amanda, and Rebekah roomed together. The late night laughs and stories were the best.
6: Sunrise on the Amazon River
7: Sorting through clothes | Getting ready for VBS.
8: Organizing medications.
9: The Good Samaritan
10: Arriving in Centenario on Sunday. | The Famous Toe | Cousins
13: Alligator hunting was a success.! | Sam | Heather | Jennifer | Amanda | LUNCH | Liz
14: Validating medications: We gathered in the girl's room where more space was available to work. During this time, two different teams went alligator hunting. | Rebekah | Paul | Jennifer | Whit | Blaire | Katrina & Liz | Wes | Heather
15: Monday Morning, June 6 | This is the Day, Let us Rejoice and be glad in it.
16: Our First Clinic: Centenario
17: First VBS: Centenario
18: Skit | Singing | Making new friends | VBS Craft: Windsocks
19: Wes | Liz | Paul | Rebekah | Whit | Clinic in Villa Flor
21: VBS Team: Sam, Blaire, Mandy, Heather, and Katrina | VBS in Villa Flor
22: Traveling on after a busy day! | Mandy | Liz | Wes & Heather | Rebekah
23: Cacoal | Morning dose of sunblock. | Awaiting our arrival | Getting ready for the day!
24: Classroom at the school, lunch for the kids, and doing the dishes. | C L I N I C | Pharmacy tech for the day! | Line at the pharmacy | Tuesday June 7
25: Whit & Rick | Greg | Wes working with a patient | Paul | Rebekah & Katrina | Rick & Liz | Clinic in Cacoal
26: VBS in Cacoal
27: Whit ready to work. | Iana, Rebekah, & Katrina Bring it on! | Bob trying to catch a nap! | Just woke up! | Clinic in action
28: Everyone working hard in Caioe. | Paul doing his thing.
29: Breaking down manioc root into edible form | Singing in VBS
30: We do VBS anywhere!
31: Our third Clinic and VBS for the day in Fortaleza.!
32: The First Taste of River Swimming for the Week. | Heather | Sam | Blaire | Mandy | Paul
34: Another Amazing Sunset.
35: The start of another day! | Daily laundary done here. | Day 3 for clinic and VBS
36: Wes | Liz | Whit | Whit, making the baby cry. | Wednesday June 8 Sao Tome Clinic
37: Liz found a girls to give Lilly's hairbands to. | VBS shirt from 2 years ago. | Giving the soccer ball away | VBS group shot | Sao Tome VBS
38: Whit seeing a few late comers on the boat. | With Moises, he has been with our team for three years.
39: Santa Teresa | Only 23 days old. | Paul with our first location for the afternoon.
40: Clinic conference: Check out this wound. Ordered medication included: Bactrim Doxycycline Rocephin 1gm IM | Young girl who was blind: It originally could have been fixed. | Liz working with her awesome interpreter, Bob. | Santa Teresa clinic
41: VBS skit, craft, and parachute fun!
42: Arriving in Bom Pastor | Paul & Whit conversing. | Bob ready to work! | Mandy working in the pharmacy | Wes working
43: In and around clinic. | Dick & Paul | Mandy, Rebekah, & Iana | Playing with a 5 month old baby. | Bob & Whit working with a young girl who has had a rough life.
44: Duck, Duck, Goose! | A relaxing evening, drinking coconut water.
48: Thursday June 9 8:00 A.M. and ready to work. | Paul with our location. | Village kids in school. | Home Sweet Home
49: Osorio Clinic | ADH | Pharmacy crew | Meeting of the minds
50: Hard at work or is it hardly working in Osorio? | Worms | The line | Liz had a patient bring her back some oranges.
52: Humid Thursday afternoon in Sagrago | Ready to see patients
53: Very Busy afternoon in Sagrago | Wes | Liz | Paul | Whit
54: Faces | Going on a house-call.
55: Rebekah's First Swim in the River! | Sam | Mandy | To get in or not to get in? | Jennifer | The Toe | Heather & Whit
60: Friday Morning | Old Friends | Off to work | Jen with our location of the day!
61: Clinic in Sao Pedro | Twins - 5 months | Rebekah & Sam working in the clinic.
62: VBS in Sao Pedro
63: Exploring Sao Pedro
64: Having fun with the kids | Outhouse
65: Vila Nova Clinic
66: Children of Vila Nova
67: What happens when you give a monkey a Jolly Rancher? | The Monkey of Vila Nova
69: Funny Shirt Day! | Heather | Jen | Mandy | Sam | Blaire | Whit | Katrina | Liz | Paul
70: VBS in Vila Borges
71: VBS in Vila Borges
72: Alligator Lunch and Nap Time | Taiper | Tambaqui
73: Our arrival in Nova Filadelfia | Boat parking for clinic. | ADH well: Placed in 2010 | Paul getting ready for a busy clinic.
74: Saturday afternoon | Wes | Liz | Whit | Greg | Paul working with Dick | Greg with Rebekah | Ready to GO!
75: Kim working with Liz | Iana with Wes | Rick with Whit | The Line | 1000th patient
76: Nova Filadelfia VBS | S K I T | S I N G I N G
77: Gone Fishing | Relaxing after clinic & VBS. | Never ever mess with Kim!
80: Whit preached.
81: Sunday Morning Nova Filadelfia | A Doctor's Heart 2011 | Family
82: Sunday afternoon: Arriving in Anta | Bob getting his Sunday afternoon nap in.
83: Anta kids climbing the tree and jumping into the water.
84: ANTA Clinic
85: 7-year old with a machete injury.
86: Anta VBS | Cledie with her guitar. | Giving away clothes | Coloring | Village monkey
88: Monday Morning: Monte Cristo | A friendly spider visits the pharmacy. | Katrina | Liz | Wes | Whit | Paul | It was a very busy last clinic with each clinician seeing over 50 patients.
89: Saying our traditional "Good-Bye"
90: Soccer Ball signing and presentation to those we worked with on the trip.
91: Organizing and Packing | Checking expiration dates | Making a list and checking it twice | Liz making sure the lid stays on.
92: Making Final Memories of Brazil 2011. | Liz & Katrina | Jennifer & Sam | Wes & Rick | Amanda | Blaire | Our bags ready to go
93: Arriving back in Itacoatiara. | Unloading the boat. | Pulling the boat in | Cacao beans drying | John tying up the boat. | Saying one last "good-bye"
94: Sites around Itacoatiara | The Governor was in town | Local Catholic Church
95: The girls Room at the Parker's Ranch (Mandy, Blaire, Iana, Jen, & Rebekah) | Iana | Blaire | Jennifer | Mandy | Jen's Knot!
97: All God's Family
98: Villages visited: | Centenario Villa Flor Cacoal Caioe Fortaleza Sao Tome Santa Teresa Bom Pastor Osorio Sagrado Sao Pedro Vila Nova Vila Borges Nova Filadelfia Anta Monte Cristo
99: Missionaries: Wes Scoles Blaire Scoles Paul Harmon Sam Harmon Whit Boyd Heather Boyd Rebekah Owens Jennifer Thompson Amanda Scoles Katrina