We are humbled, excited, and thankful to announce that on July 20th the clinic officially and legally opened it’s doors to serve the community of Bocachica. July 20th, 2016 will be a day that goes down in history for all of us here at Proyecto Libertad.
We are so encouraged to share the news and to thank each person who participated in making this dream a reality. From the donor who helped us buy the property back in 2001, the youth group who helped clear the land, the countless staff, volunteers, and donors who participated over the last 15 years by working, praying and funding; the community of Bocachica…from small children to strong young men, middle-aged housewives and elderly grandma’s…who helped unload sand and cement, hauled building supplies, made cement blocks by hand, stuccoed and painted, who helped with every phase of construction, who cheered us on and kept encouraging us even when things looked grim and we wondered if this day would ever come. To the teams who have come and invested their time, resources and expertise in making this dream become a reality. To those key people who spent untold hours pouring over paperwork, creating operating manuals and safety manuals, filling out forms and applications; studying, researching and getting everything officially and legally ready for our inspection by the Health Department; and to our pioneering team of clinic staff who are dedicated to serving the community day in and day out! This has been a team effort and so many have invested a piece of themselves! There are too many names to name and we would fall way short if we tried.
We thank the Lord for not letting us give up; for His protection, keeping everyone safe during this whole 15 year process; for sending so many people to help in so many ways; for providing finances and resources at each step; for correcting us when we were wrong, for picking us up when we stumbled, for encouraging us to persevere, and for teaching us so many lessons about life, service, and faith throughout this whole process. We thank Him for giving us the privilege of serving Him and for allowing us to see the dream come true.
After witnessing and experiencing His faithfulness through it all, we know can stand firm and trust that He will continue to be with us as we learn to walk out this new phase of the dream. We know there will be new challenges to face, more mistakes to grow and learn from, and bigger mountains to climb. But we know that we are not alone.
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
A little walk down memory lane: