A sweet first day
After arriving late Wednesday evening, the advanced team of 11 people spent the day working on a community health initiative. We handed out 2,000+ pills to treat children for intestinal parasites that interfere with their nutrition, growth and development. DumDum suckers sweeten the medicine as it goes down.
The locals were excited to see the arrival of the team, greeting us with song and dance. Lora Koppel, mission lead, and Elyse Vandersteen, mission partner, were presented with flowers and a letter at Beautiful Blessings school as a show of appreciation for our work. Tomorrow we will continue our service project, visiting additional schools and community centers outside the Fireside farm.
–Katie Johnson, CSI medical records volunteer
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