Peace, Hope, Health, Safety, Completeness...
So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, gentleness and patience.
— Colossians 3:12
The Shalom Foundation has made a huge difference to our family. Their generosity has changed our lives.
— Veronica Santay de Vasquez , Guatemala
While I participated in this mission with the intent of providing interpretation/translation services for the medical staff at Vanderbilt and the patients and staff in Guatemala, I soon realized that this experience is greater than me and that my services extended beyond breaking language barriers. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to be able to be the language liaison in providing medical care, hope and encouragement for families in Guatemala who otherwise would not have received such help. I believe we all must use our gifts, skills, experiences and circumstances to better our communities and world. Thus, I look forward to being able to continue to contribute my language services in Guatemala and other Spanish-speaking countries in the future.
— Rebecca Zanolini, Plastic Surgery Trip - Nov 2010
When compared to all the children in the world who need help, at times it seems like these missions are just a small drop in the bucket. But to these individual children and their families, it’s a massive drop in a little bucket.
— Dean M. Anselmo, MD, FAAP
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