Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Day 2 Saturday November 5, 2011

After a full day of work -- everyone is back safe at Hotel Europa hoping to catch the end of the Alabama vs. LSU game. Being away from Saturday college football wan't as difficult as I thought it would be. I think that is the beauty of service you often forget about your needs as you focus more on the needs of others. Dr. Roy Hammond reminded us this morning that 90% of our communication with the Dominican people is non-verbal. A soft smile or a gentle touch proved to be more powerful then trying to fumble through the few Spanish words I don't know how to pronounce. We worked in Santo Domingo in a small community only 30 minutes from our hotel, and everyone WORKED! We didn't get back to our hotel until 7:30PM which means we had patients in the chairs until 7:00. We have a day of rest tomorrow, but are already looking forward to Monday.

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