Sunday, December 27, 2015

The Jungle Medic

When I was researching different countries to go and visit, the main draw was to connect with people who are serving in that country. It didn't take me long to find Bryan Buchanan, the Jungle Medic in Guatemala. Though he is no longer doing a documentary, you can check out some of the trailers to get the gist of what he along with his wife Mar and teams from the U.S. do to help.   I contacted him and we became friends.  It was a huge blessing when we got together for lunch.

Mar taught us how to cut the top of a coconut and even notch a little flap that keeps the coconut water in when not drinking. 

They not only opened up their home and cooked us lunch, but they shared their hearts with some amazing stories. 
(They raise rabbits.)
Bryan and his wife Mar continue to serve the Lord and do medical work in the remote villages of the surrounding Rio Dulce area.  Here is what Bryan's best friend had to say.

"Trip of a Lifetime! We are talking about an adventure like no other you will ever experience and it’s all inclusive. Included; is housing, food, transportation... from and to the airport, for only $75.00 a day.
My best friend Bryan has been a missionary for 2 decades in Central America. mostly helping the remote villages in Guatemala… He needs teams of 10 to 15 people (minimum) to help now! As you can see your daily fee ($75) barely covers your costs and you will be staying in a safe comfortable environment (with air conditioning) in Rio Dulce Guatemala (see pictures on the link below)…with a cook to prepare daily meals for you. Bryan’s only goal is to help the people of Guatemala!
Besides the villages you help (no experience needed…Bryan will teach) you will have the opportunity to visit some wonders of the world (this is the only way I know how to explain it) example, swim in a volcano heated waterfall was my favorite.
Please check out this link…
I have been down to Guatemala and Honduras many times and if you are unsure, scared, or would feel more comfortable having someone along who could travel with your group. I am willing to join your team, travel with you, and answer any of your questions. This is a safe adventure with lasting memories!
This can be a large family trip, church group, or even a bunch of friends. Helping hands is what is needed. I have no medical knowledge, but I was able to help fix things, pass out vitamins, lug supplies, and take direction…basically whatever is needed, it’s that easy!
Please share this with others, we all take vacations…I think this could be one of your most memorable trips ever. "

If you are looking for a mission trip opportunity, Bryan and Mar would be happy to talk to you, I'm sure.
Thanks Bryan and Mar for your wonderful hospitatlity.

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful family you have. You are well blessed and should feel very proud. I have nine, all grown now and am so glad we had a large family. You are an inspiration


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