THUNDER BAY – After 56 containers I think we are getting the hang of it!
We had enough volunteers and the work ranged from light wrapping of bed heads and foot boards to gut busting standing 400 pound beds up on end in the container. We have pretty well emptied out the little Van Horne warehouse. It will be kept for storing large heavy things as it has a 4’ dock(truck level) which makes for easier loading.
We shipped 60 beds to Saldana Hospital in El Salvador. This is the government referral hospital for Shalom Clinic.
These beds with proper hospital mattresses will bring much comfort to patients in El Salvador. As well 2 electric scooters for pulling wheelchairs with patients up the steep slopes between buildings at Saldana. The X-ray building is at the bottom of a steep slope with the Emergency Room building at the top!
253 other pieces of hospital furniture and supplies were also included. I am so impressed with our volunteers with their eagerness, happy attitude and persistence. We are blessed.
Teri Benner’s (director of Shalom Clinic) elderly father has taken a turn for the worse and requires her time and care while in hospital.
For this reason Eduardo and I have cancelled our trip to El Salvador to give Teri a bit less to worry about in organizing things.
Ruthann Robinson the laboratory consultant has also delayed her visit to get the lab up and running.
Our plane tickets were non refundable so we have booked for October 13th to Join Erwin Stuka at the beginning of his 2 months installing the digital X-ray machine in Shalom Clinic.
Please pray that God’s will, comfort and peace will be carried out for the Benner family at this difficult time.
We are so thankful that the Lord has promised wisdom during difficult times.
Thanks for praying.