I am delighted to say that Kathy Garcia and all our doctors pulled things together very quickly after the Junta Vigilancia de la Profesión Médica told us they wouldn't authorize our medical mission unless all the doctors' documents had an Apostille from their state. Licenses and Curriculum Vitae were re-notarized and sent to Kathy; Kathy took the Oregon documents to Salem for their apostille, and Andrea Nenzel drove the Washington documents from Bellevue to Olympia. Both sets were sent via Federal Express to our friends at CIS (Centro de Intercambio y Solidaridad) on Friday - because FedEx doesn't deliver to Suchitoto. I'll be lurking at the CIS offices Monday to get the precious apostilles and take them over to the . And at last, we should be properly approved!
Meanwhile work toward the February mission moves into high gear this coming week. There's a mountain of shopping to be done, meetings with our volunteers, complicated transportation issues to work out...a lot, but it all seems do-able and delightful. In two weeks we will have the clinics set up and organized, ready for Monday, Feb. 15th, when we open our doors to the people of San Juan Opico.