Well, that was a long journey! We are glad to be back in the States!
So, a lot happened during that month we were helping in Bolivia!
If you look back at our September post you will recall the 12 year old girl who stopped talking and walking at the age of 6 years old! Her name is Bilcha. Bilcha's face was so swollen her eye could not open. We reached out to a medical team to see if they could help, but unfortunately they only worked on hearts...we were very desirous to get Bilcha to a Doctor who was capable of helping her solve her health issues ASAP! There were so many needs around us and so much to do we were not able to get back out to see her until about a week later. The Good News is, it appears our prayers for her were working! She looked much better, (picures below) She was sitting up on her own, more aware and making more communication sounds in response to us, her eye was no longer swollen shut! We were able to bring her family some food to help them out, we wanted to be sure Bilcha was getting the nutrition she needs. Her father told us he was getting help from a Pastor that was going to help them bring her to a hospital within the week. It was good to hear someone else was helping the family and hopefully Bilcha will get the care she needs to be in better health.
Even nicer brick stores and homes you will often see with the thatched roof.
A Beautiful Butterfly visited me on my long tractor ride through the Amazon forest as we headed back after days of well drilling.
|We had this roof to pitch our tents under thankfully,
because we did get some rain.
|Thank God for the strength!
|Yep, even Little 'ole me chipped in!
|These are bottles he collects his muddy "drinking" water in.
stained water cup from the mud he drinks for water!
|Finally! And thank God! Beautiful, clean & safe drinking water 💦 for Bonafacio!
Bonafacio's niece has a well by her home which is where we drilled one of the first wells in the community years ago . We brought the materials to make her a new hand pump for the well.
Be sure to look back at the September 2023 post as I did update it with more info and pictures. I think from this little bit that I shared you get the point that a lot happened in a months time. You can also check out our Medical Support page where I will be adding info. about the people we were able to visit and help with medical needs.