February 2, 2013
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International Volunteers

And now we are seven… gringo volunteers that is! Besides ourselves, Christina is here from Texas and fellow Canadian, David Michael is here from Kingston, Ontario along with three dentists from England who arrived here at CdA last Sunday.

Jenan, Rachel and Nardine have been studying dentistry for four years in England. A requirement of their degree requires that they complete a six week placement in a foreign country and they chose Peru. They will be here for eight days doing dental exams, fillings and extractions for the kids, teachers and workers. They will also be doing dental outreach in some of the surrounding mountain villages. They are a real blessing for the kids and adults here at Casa del Aguila.

Currently we have one volunteer from the USA who has been here since Christmas.  Christina Johnson lives in Schertz, Texas, part of the greater San Antonio area.  Christina graduated in May 2012 with a degree in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Sciences. Christina came to Casa del Aguila for the first time last summer on a mission trip with her church and absolutely fell in love with the kids and the environment.  Christina said she talked to a bunch of different people and prayed a whole lot, and decided she would come back for several months!  Christina keeps very busy here teaching English (excluding the term y’all), helping the dentists, hanging out with the kids and helping Mike and Nancy with the small group Bible study with the older kids.  Christina said, “It has been a blast!”

David Michael Donevan has graduated from three colleges in Ontario and has yet to figure out his calling in life!  David Michael is currently studying for his Canadian Securities Course.   David Michael decided to come to Casa Del Aguila to:  1) primarily, be of service where he could help;  2) grow in his walk with the Lord Jesus;   3) experience the Peruvian culture in a different way.  He is here for the month of February.   His last trip to Peru in August 2010, was for sheer pleasure and sight-seeing.  This time, David Michael wanted to make it different by serving.  For more information about David Michael and why he came to Casa del Aguila, please visit his blogs here and here!

Greetings to everyone from all the kids and the 7 volunteers here at Casa del Aguila.

Originally posted right here!