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Review for Opal House, Snohomish, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have known Dr. Will and Diane Boegel for many years, but only recently had the opportunity to visit their mission site in Guatemala. I was only able to stay for two days at the end of a business trip to the area, but it was a great opportunity to see the fruits of their labor with my own eyes. I visited the hospital where Will volunteers regularly and saw the operating room that was fitted with modern equipment and supplies through the Boegels' efforts. Will and Diane sponsor medical missions on a regular basis that bring highly trained surgeons to Guatemala to treat children with severe injuries and birth defects. I was able to tour the chapel and schoolhouse that they have constructed on the property over the last five years and use to educate local children. And, I walked the property to see the improvements in organic farming that have been implemented to improve their avocado and coffee crops. The proceeds from the farming activities are all churned back into the mission programs and building projects.

Will and Diane live a simple, yet busy life of service to the local people. They have extremely low overhead and their actions have a real and lasting impact on the children in the area. I am glad to have donated to Opal House in the past and will continue to make donations in the future.

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