Friday, May 30th 2014 AMe Bolivia Shelters #1 & #2

We headed off early this morning to finish painting at the AMe Bolivia Shelter # 2. When we arrived our translator told us the patients were so excited to see us that they jumped up and down and said the painters are here. We painted for the morning and all packed back into the van headed for a vegetarian buffet. After the buffet we made our way to the other side of town to the first shelter. We got a tour of the shelter and met some of the patients. There were about 20 patients altogether with varying physical disabilities ranging from amputated limbs and  broken bones to skin diseases. We met George’s 6 year old adopted son named Alex who has cerebral palsy. He is a very sweet boy that would light up whenever George would hold him or swing him around. We talked with the patients and were interacting with them for awhile when a new patient arrived that had a leg that was broken in multiple places and will take about 6 months to heal. We soon left the shelter and Scott, Rob, and Georghe went and bought a new toilet to replace an old faulty one at the shelter while the rest of us headed back to the hotel. We had a lovely supper at a quaint little Mexican restaurant and are now back at the hotel having a relaxing Sabbath evening.