Update from San Juan!

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. As we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

 

-Galatians 6:9-10
Be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.
-1 Corinthians 15:58
Ministry 
 
I now been back in Guatemala for about a month and am settling in for the long haul! July and August were filled with great progress with the Casa, and after spending a few weeks in September back in the US and Honduras with family and friends, I am now back and have moved into a beautiful little house which I am renting from a friend.
We are preparing for our inauguration of the Casa on November 10th! Just 12 days away. We have been working this month preparing for the ceremony and inviting over 100 guests. I am so thankful for the continued collaboration with Saving Mothers and the Guatemalan Ministry of Health as we prepare for the opening of the Casa.
As we prepare for the inauguration, we are putting the things together which are necessary before the opening. I have continued to meet with Jes from Saving Mothers, with the Ministry of Health, and the municipality of San Juan as we work to have everything prepared from a legal standpoint. We have also been getting last minute equipment set up and I am happy to say that we nearly have all that we need from a clinical standpoint. We have also been preparing the outside of the Casa, cleaning out the garden, leveling the driveway/parking area, and painting the the outside of the building. While we painted the trim a sky blue, we hired a local painter to do our logo.
It feels like a slow and long process, but I am so grateful to work with a great team of people for such a worthwhile cause and that we are near to providing perinatal care and education to those who are in need!
New paint job for the Casa! We are thankful for our new friend Bernardo who did a wonderful job with the logo.

 

While our patients will pay a fee to help cover the costs of their healthcare, additional funding for the Casa is critical at this time for the continued functioning of the Casa. If you are interested in financially supporting the work of the Casa and/or receiving my fundraising newsletter, please do email me at annaghaas@gmail.com. 
I am so grateful to each one of you who take the time to read about my life in Guatemala, who pray for me, and encourage me from near or far. I could not do it without you!
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