Dr. Wall and Brittney South traveled to Guatemala from February 15-22 with Madison Street United Methodist Church through Volunteers in Mission. This is the second year that a Madison Street group has volunteered in Guatemala, this year with the Boca Costa Medical Mission in Chocolá, Guatemala. Much of the group worked to construct a house for the mission’s doctor and his family, and Dr. Wall’s wife Anne and several other volunteers created and delivered educational materials to the children in Chocolá on topics like dental health, English language learning, and Bible stories. Dr. Wall, Brittney, and their team worked out of the mission hospital to provide emergency dental care to about 75 patients of all ages.
Below, several patients wait for their appointment with Dr. Wall and his team.
Dr. Wall and Brittney are hard at work on a patient.
Dr. Wall and the team pose together: at left, Brittney South and Amy Wright; at center, Brittney and Dr. Wall; at right, Dr. Wall and his wife Anne.
The rest of the group works on constructing a house for the doctor’s family.
Local children show off what they’ve made during their educational enrichment group.
Dr. Wall traveled to Guatemala from February 16-23 with Madison Street United Methodist Church through Volunteers in Mission. The Madison Street group is one of 6 Methodist groups that volunteered this year at the La Toma school in Nuahualate, San Antonio, a remote area about an hour east of Mazatenango. While much of the group worked to construct three additional classrooms for the school, Dr. Wall provided emergency dental care for patients in Nuahualate. Dr. Wall’s office was in a local church led by Pastor Felix, and the patients were coordinated by the pastor’s wife, Aurora. Dr. Wall served about 75 patients from February 18-21.
Pastor Felix and his son enjoy a break from the heat. This image is borrowed from the blog of Vona Wilson, who went to Nuahualate with Volunteers in Mission in March of this year.
These patients quietly sit in the waiting room for their appointment with Dr. Wall.
The dental office set up in Pastor Felix’s church.
Dr. Wall and one of his assistants, Amy Wright, work on a patient.
Another of Dr. Wall’s assistants, Lacy Wilson, rewards a patient with a new toothbrush.