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Shushufindi Ecuador Video

Charity Anywhere Foundation makes a trip to Shushufindi Ecuador on a Medical and Dental expedition . Many volunteers make the trip into the jungles of Ecuador to serve others. They were able to treat several hundred people while on this service project. Thanks to the wonderful people serving in the Ecuadorian chapter of Charity Anywhere the project was a huge success.

Contact us so that you can go with us on our next trip to Ecuador. You will find it challenging, exciting, heart warming and rewarding.

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need for sewing machines

We are trying to develop businesses in Mexico to employ people. Mirna in TJ has requested a need for sewing machines. Any grade. They have started a purse making business to employ ladies at home. If you can help us get the word out on sewing machines, it would really help. We can accumulate at the warehouse and then send down with our volunteers.

BE GOOD AND DO GOOD.

Gordon Carter

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Gordon and Susan Fishing

This was a great trip to the headwaters of the Amazon. It was true jungle here. I did not catch a fish but did gather a few mosquito bites. They still itch. Susan is the fisherperson of the family. We had a great time and every thing was well organized. We never felt we were in danger. The Ecuadorian CAF people were absolutely wonderful. Worked hard and accepted the US volunteers with open arms. A lot of great work was done.

Gordon and Susan Carter Fishing in Tilapia in La Victoria, Sushufindi Ecuador

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Gordon and Susan Fishing

This was a great trip to the headwaters of the Amazon. It was true jungle here. I did not catch a fish but did gather a few mosquito bites. They still itch. Susan is the fisherperson of the family. We had a great time and every thing was well organized. We never felt we were in danger. The Ecuadorian CAF people were absolutely wonderful. Worked hard and accepted the US volunteers with open arms. A lot of great work was done.

Gordon and Susan Carter Fishing in Tilapia in La Victoria, Sushufindi Ecuador

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Back in Quito

Hello everyone, We were able to make the flight very well yesterday and are back in Quito today. We fly home tomorrow and will arrive in Bountiful at 11:30 that night. We have a hectic schedule leaving Quito at 6:30, to Bogota, to Miami, to Minneapolis, to SLC. We will be sitting in the air a lot! It was nice to relax a little last night. We went to Crepes and Waffles and had the most wonderful crepes with chicken, aspergas and mushrooms. They also have fabulous desserts. I’m not sure what we are doing today. I am freezing now. We have been so hot and now we are at 60 degrees.

Susan Carter

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Ready to come home

Hello everyone, We are still back in the jungle but we have finished our work here and will be flying back to Quito this afternoon. We had a very long day yesterday. The doctors served 155 people and the dentists 121. I worked with the floride treatments for the children and we completed 95. We could have done more but we ran out of toothbrushes. The parents were so anxious for their children to learn and complete the process. We had 6 US volunteers with us and 3 were Spanish speakers. They were wonderful. We had a big dinner celebration at noon. All the dignitaries from the villages and PetroEcuador were there to thank us for coming. We had tolapia rapped in banana leaves. It was delicious. It was back to work afterward. We then had to break down the equipment and facilities we had brought. At 6 we went off into the jungle further to deliver a incubator to a little village health facility. We were there for a while so our doctors could instruct them in its use. We were not far from a beautiful lake so we walked down there. There were old hewn out wooden canoes. The place was so neat with all the night sounds of the jungle. The birds and the fireflies made it amazing. It took an hour to get back and then we had to load up the equipment and supplies in the truck for the trip home. We were SOOOO tired last night.

There are oil wells and pipelines everywhere. Along the side of the road you see at least 2 or three and many times as many as 10. Some are 4 or 5 inches in diameter but some are as big as at least 12 inches. They are still drilling in many places. In the mornings there are at least 12 big oil tanker trucks being filled and sent out. It looks like the places there at North Salt Lake except lots more of the huge storage tanks.

We catch the flight back this afternoon. What a great experience….but I´ll be ready for a nap when I get back.

Got to go.

Susan Carter

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Great work in the jungle

Buenos Dias everyone, We are so tired today. We were up at 6:30 and worked all day and got back to our cabin at 6:30 tonight. It was cooler today because just before noon there was rain. We were already wet from sweat but the rain cooled the air and felt wonderful. It also provided a beautiful sunset. I am happy to report that I’ve picked up a few more Spanish words. I am so jealous of those who are fluent. Today in the morning I worked with the children. We taught how to brush teeth and then did a floride treatment. The kids were so fun and responsive. iN THE AFTERNOON we painted the school. They decided they’d like that so we gathered some communitiy members and it was mostly finished by the end of the day. Even the children pitched in. We also set up a clorine system that produces clorine from salt. This strong liquid then is added to the villager’s drinking water to make it clean to drink. 4 dropswill clean a gallon (I think that is the ratio). After work we went back into the forest to a telopia pond and had a chance to catch some fish. It was pretty amazing to hear the sights and smells of the back woods. We also saw some parrots and several other birds that I don’t know the name. The group accomplished so much. Just in the morning, the doctors saw 150 patients and the dentists saw 59. They are a hardworking crew. I wish you could be with us. We feel very safe and stay in a lock’down facility. It’s not that fancy but it has flush toilets and air conditioning. We have good meals and there is a rec center where there is ping pong and volleyball and pool tables. Tonight there was soccer on TV. This is a great experience. We send our love to all.

On Friday we will try to make some calls from Quito. Hope all is well.

Love you much Susan Carter

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Alive in the Jungle

Hello Everyone, It has been a big day. We flew in the jet just 30 minutes over the Andes Mts into the jungle. Yes it is quite warm and humid. The flight was so interesting as we flew over the miles and miles of trees and saw the big rivers cut through the land. The city here is larger than I thought. It is very poor but big. All associated with the PetraEcuador. Huge big refinery here. We counted 12 huge tankers lined´up to leave in the morning. Its amazing. Our accomodations are less than I expected but still comfortable…air conditioned and we can get some American TV. We have a group of 25 who are here with CAF. They are great people. There are 6 students who are here from the US. Tomorrow will be the real test. I will be helping Maria with the floride. Thank you all for your prayers.

Susan Carter

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next few weeks

Saturday we met with a group who volunteer each Christmas to go to Mexico. It was fun to see their excitement as they planned for this year. Today we spent in Orem area. Today we picked up about 8 slabs of granite and some tile from a renovation. We plan to sell them in Mexico. We are trying to get things in place for the LDS Dental Convention this next weekend. We always have a display and get some good contacts. There is a pre-dental group from UVU that will be there to help us.

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Items needed for Guatemala

WE have a group going to Guatemala this sunday and they need the following items.

1. Tether balls 2. musical instruments 3. electric sewing machines 4. cake decorating kits 5. single bed sheets and blankets 6. small white shirts for young boys 7. small black shoes

Can you help lead us to these items.

BE GOOD AND DO GOOD.

Gordon Carter Charity Anywhere Foundation 1246 Cassidy Circle Bountiful Ut, 84010 208-404-6304 United States Website http://www.charityanywhere.org Ecuadorian website http://www.charityanywhere.org.ec

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