Back to Shell

We arrived back in Shell on Monday, August 1 after leaving Maine at 3 am the previous day.  The trip was long, but uneventful.

We had to get to Ecuador to see snow.

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Diane continues to recover from the total knee replacement surgery that she had on June 7 in Maine.  She is still in physical therapy a couple of times a week, and has worked out a deal with a local hotel to use their pool at a reduced rate for exercising.  To read Diane’s viewpoint on the recovery process, you can go here.  http://grammysgarden-grammy.blogspot.com/2011/08/last-9-weeks.html

Diane, one week after surgery

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One of our needs in the hospital has been for more help in administration.  Last week, I was able to announce that Dra. Narcisa Brito has accepted the position of Assistant Administrator.  Narcisa brings a wealth of experience, many strengths, and a great attitude to this position.  I am looking forward to working with her, and am confident that she will continue to be a blessing to the ministries here in Shell.

Dra. Narcisa Brito, new Assistant Administrator at HVO

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Diane has now assumed the role of Working Visitor Coordinator, as well as continuing to manage the Guest House.  In her new role, she will be communicating with prospective short-term missionaries, and coordinating their housing and acclimation when they arrive.

Working Visitor Housing

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Recently, the hospital held a health fair in Puyo, about 5 miles from here.  We were able to tell people about Hospital Vozandes del Oriente, and show them some of the services we provide.

Diane and Steve

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Dr. Wolff explaining something to a patient

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Daniella, demonstrating Physical Therapy