Later today, I’ll be flying to Guatemala for my fourth medical missionary trip in the past three years. It’s a five day trip, where I will be serving as a volunteer to a team of well-respected doctors and nurses, treating people in a poverty stricken area, where most of the citizens have have never received medical attention in their lives. We will work to treat as many people as possible throughout our stay, seeing as we turn a popular church into a makeshift clinic, which is open to the public. While in Guatemala, we will be staying at an orphanage, called Missioneros Del Camino which serves as a home to children who have either been abused, neglected, or who have any sort of neurological disorder. There is a neurological clinic on site, and it just so happens to be the best one in the country. Parents from America even bring their children there for treatment and therapies! So not only will we be treating those in need, but we will be making ever-lasting memories (or in my case, expanding on ever-lasting memories) with amazing children who really put things into perspective with regards to how important life is. I’ll try to post while I’m there, but trust me I’ll be taking plenty of notes to blog about when I get back. In the meantime, I’d like to end off with a favorite quote of mine which I used a while back, but I think now is a suitable time for it to resurface.
-Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)