I was blessed 6 years ago when I had the opportunity to start to work for the Boca Costa Medical Mission. Through these years I´ve had the chance to be part of a wonderful, compassionated, committed and loving group of people that are willing to donate their money and time to make a difference on the lives of the people around the Boca Costa region.
I´ve also seen the Boca Costa Medical Mission grow, evolve and overcome problems that came across the roads. I have witnessed that it hasn´t been an easy job to keep up with the hard work and the all the people´s needs, since they are so many….but, with God´s help and all the amazing people that is willing to help; we have succeed.
One more thing I´ve been able to see is, communities getting benefited from the BCMM´s programs such as Medical Care, Education, surgeries, Dental Care, Feeding Program, Scholarships, Special need program, Stoves, construction and in addition to that, more and more people being health educated….so, they can prevent some medical issues.
I can see that these villages are grateful and feel supported. They trust the Medical Mission more than the health system in Guatemala, and…. that is of course, because of the love that all the people involved in the BCMM add to their jobs.
Talking the other day with the nurse in charge of the clinic in Xojolá about the BCMM, he was telling me that the health Center’s supervisor came to congratulate him for the work that the BCMM has done at Xojolá´s clinic. They where curios why people from the area would not go to the health centers to get medical care, why would they rather to go to the BCMM clinic. They were asking Manuel lots of questions of how the clinic worked. After Manuel explained to them about the clinic and the programs; they understood why people would come to us, and they even said that it was an amazing job that we were doing. I personally feel so proud of being part of this amazing organization.
Along with all the programs that the BCMM has offered to the communities, comes the de-worming & the Vitamina A program from vitamins Angel. Which I think is really good since will provide preventive care to 15 communities.
I see all the board members committed to help the BCMM to be able to continue with such a hard work but done with all of their love for the Guatemalan people. I know that we will find obstacles on our journey but I also know that we will be able to overcome them all. I also believe that the BCMM will continue to grow. I´m confident that the BCMM will be able to get more teams in the future, since everybody can see all the work done and the improvements provided to the communities.
All of the programs are important and really great but for me the stove project has a special meaning. To be able to improve the lives of these women that work so hard to provide food to their families. Reduce the use of fire wood and the respiratory diseases that all the family gets from smoke inhalation, is just a blessing for all the family members.
I´m sure we will continue with the hard work to keep running all the BCMM programs at the Boca Costa. Like I said before, it won´t be easy; we will find problems and more obstacles but I´m sure that we will do our best to work them out.
I would also like to mention the impact that the BCMM has on the employees…..since not only provide us jobs but also allow us to learn from other cultures. To know that are people with big hearts willing to help, makes us want to be part of such an amazing job and gives us strength to keep working.
Want to thank Jim & Dianne and all the members for giving so much to the Guatemalans.