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January 23, 2015

It was a long ride this morning to the village of Santa Fe Abajo.  The weather was cool and crisp and the ride of two hours was smooth. Then we started up the always exciting mountains roads where the community awaited us.


The dental clinic was very busy...

November 16, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014 


Mud, rain, flies and mosquitoes were the order of the day. Amazingly, it is not as bad as it sounds, as we are now seasoned team members who have experienced all extremes of weather and working conditions in one week -- from chi...

August 29, 2014

Thursday, August 28


In today’s devotional, we learned why a pigeon walks “funny.”  A pigeon cannot focus its eyes and walk simultaneously, so they must stop, look, walk, stop, look, walk, etc. In our spiritual walk, we can have the same problem as the bir...

August 9, 2014

Friday, August 8


Our final day is complete.  Our visit today to El Ocotal was shorter, but full of small children.  Needless to say, we consoled many a crying baby throughout the day.  There were 12 children referred into FOB’s Extended Care Program, desp...

July 18, 2014

Thursday, July 17


This morning we took our group photo wearing our Friends of Barnabas scrubs! Everyone was in it with the beautiful Santa Barbara Mountains in the background. Today our ride to the clinic was exciting! We were all lulled into a false sens...

July 15, 2014

Monday, July 14


Today was a busy day! Thomas Gentry, one of our team members, turned 15 today. Waking up early we all came to breakfast ready for the clinic dressed in our scrubs. Gathering our belongings, we boarded the bus and made our way to our first...

June 28, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014


Today the final day of our journey of healing took us to the community of El Diviso, one of the smaller and poorer communities.  The distance traveled was shorter than the others but took a much steeper climb to reach the community....

June 5, 2014

Greetings Family and Friends on the Home Front,


We’re past the half-way mark and still running strong; only two more communities to visit and serve. Today, the team visited the community of Terrerito, a forty-five minute drive from our base camp at Barnab...

June 2, 2014

Greetings Family and Friends on the Home Front,


Got off to an early start yesterday (4:30 a.m. at the Richmond Airport) and arrived in country right on time. All our meds, supplies and baggage landed with us so we had no delays once on the ground.


We were...

May 9, 2014

Every year I've been on a FOB mountain medical team, Friday perfectly rounds out the whole week. This year was no different. Our community today, Las Flores, was smaller and so the clinics were less hectic. In the past we have gone to a community near the...

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