Greetings From Rio-Wednesday

HI Everyone!

This update will be mostly pictures because

we are worn out and need an early bedtime!

Since the wifi has been unreliable and has impacted our ability to send you photos, we decided to try linking our update to Pages From Joan.

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Just a street in the favela neighborhood where we are serving. (Google “favelas in Rio” and read the Wikipedia article that comes up.
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Another corner in the favela neighborhood.
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Our team of ten from Piedmont Church.

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This young man is very excited about playing a recorder for the first time!
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The students were so happy to play the recorders donated by Edmond and Donna Bush who are here serving with us.
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David Fairchild, son of missionary, Sharon, teach our students how to play!
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Little girl after her visit to the Medical Clinic peeks into our classroom.
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The sign for the Pharmacy
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A baby is weighed by an interpreter, while the triage R.N. looks on.
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Our hygienist did cleanings for 33 patients today. Lisa said she usually does 9-11 in a day back home.
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The dentists look on while Dentistry R.N. shows a patient her tooth that was extracted.
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Jim and Sharon have been tackling The Eye Clinic this week!
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A general med patient has her blood pressure checked by the triage R.N.
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This little guy’s Mother was working as a church member volunteer when he gave out of gas and had to come to the school for a nap. Even our recorders and loud singing did not awaken him!

Our big bus was rolling at 7:00 a.m. this morning, heading to another day at clinic, just as we have the past two days.

It is good to report another great day.

General Medicine-57 patients

Pediatrics-47 patients

Pharmacy-274

Dental-34 patients and 64 extractions, with 33 cleanings accomplished by ONE hygienist, Lisa, a member of the team who joined our team of 10–which is amazing!

Eye Clinic-81 patients with 77 pairs of glasses given out

School children-43

A Total of 41 decisions made for Christ!

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Debra and Doug relax at dinner after clinic.
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The concrete forms for the foundation of the new structure.
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A line is needed to pour cement into the wood forms.
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Jerry, with the help of his interpreter, prays with a group of Brazilians who have come to visit the clinic.
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I was able to hold this little one, born on 9/19/15 for awhile today. The 16-yr-old Mommy was relieved to have a break.
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Edmond and his interpreter, Norma, share the Good News with this group.
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Time for some painting in the school.
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A vegetable garden was planted this week between the school and the church.
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Stan and his interpreter, Ilce enjoyed sharing The Gospel together.
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Deb and one of our students work on a Fall tree art project.
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The School
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Jim and David goof off during lunch.

Good Night!!!

Piedmont Mission Team

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One of our many precious students.
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Beatriz loves her new bag sewn by Joy Page from our church with fabric donated by my longtime friend, Jane Ellen Beasley.

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