Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

I thought you might enjoy a new Christmas song. All should listen, even the little ones. Have a wonderful Christmas.


Gordon Carter

The story behind the song, as told by Steve Haupt:

While at the mall last year, my 4 year old grandson saw kids lined up excitedly to see Santa Claus. Having been taught as a toddler that Christmas is the holiday that Christians celebrate the birth of God's son, with the innocence of a child, he asked his mom, "where's the line to see Jesus"? If Christmas is Jesus' birthday, why don't we see Him more?
As his grandpa, I was so happy that little Spencer understood the meaning of Christmas at such a tender age, and then the words for a song were jotted down in just a few minutes. The song was inspired by my grandson, and the message was inspired by my Savior. Out of the mouths of babes come profound truths that many adults can not understand. Hopefully Spencer's observation and our song will cause people to reflect on the love of Jesus, and the certainty that one day we will all stand in line to see Jesus. Merry Christmas everyone.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Radio Interview

Gordon and Susan Carter will be on the radio show on Sept. 24, Thursday at 9 am. It can be heard on the computer at Please listen in on the interview.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

About CAF

Charity Anywhere Foundation
Non Profit Organization, 501c3
Charity Anywhere is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving service to Anyone, Anywhere in the world. We have organized service projects as close to home as Twin Falls Idaho and as far away as Ecuador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Mexico. We organize Dental and Medical expeditions as well as construction and re-construction projects. We normally organize 4 expeditions to Tijuana Mexico every year. Including Christmas, Spring Break, Summer Break and Fall.We have an office in Quito Ecuador which organizes Free Dental and Medical Clinics throughout Ecuador.

Our most famous trip is our Dental and Medical expeditions to the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador. We have hosted up to 80 people on these trips. The Galapagos Island trip is an experience of a lifetime. If you are interested in any of these expeditions, please contact Gordon Carter for information on the Mexico Trips and Washington Zambrano for trips to Ecuador.


Sunday, September 6, 2009

Dominican Republic Feb. 2009

Trip to the Dominican Republic in Feb. 2009 with the Charity Anywhere Foundation. Special volunteers were Chris and Srey, Brady Quinn, Brook and Brady Poppinga and Laura and A.J Hawk.

Here is their video from their Trip to the DR.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Guatemala Video

Derek Moss created this nice little video about his trip to Senahú and San Nicolás, Guatemala. Enjoy

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Senahu Nutrition Program

I don't know if you have heard yet from Lauren, but we were together in Senahu for the Incaparina distribution last week. It was pretty tough... Passing through San Nicolas we were stopped by one of the mothers carrying a small child with severe burns all over its torso. We took them to meet the ambulance, and then in Senahu came a family whose toddler daughter had also badly burnt her arm the day before. They walked for five hours through the mountains to pick up their Incaparina, and then took her to the health centre for treatment. Protecting children from accidents around the fire is definitely something we will be including in the health education films...
This time the distribution took place in the town's maternal centre
(one room). Next time we have been promised use of a larger
facility where we won't have to all get wet in the rain.

All the children were weighed...

... and their weights recorded. We now have the help of two
health centre staff, as well as one woman, Matilde, who is paid for the day.

Lauren helped enormously with this and the education films
- as well as working for WHO. We really are very grateful and hope to
see her here again soon.

This is was Petrona last year (I sent you pictures of her in January).
We didn't think she would survive.
This is Petrona now, recovered and with her cleft palate
operated on by US surgeons in Antigua.
It was good to be able to tell this mother that her child will also
be able to have the surgery once she has been on the programme
for a few months and is stronger.

This 22-year-old mother arrived at the centre asking for Incaparina
for her child. Normally she would have had to be referred by a doctor
or health worker, but in her case we made an exception. Her husband
had died suddenly three weeks earlier. The shock stopped the milk
for her 4-day-old baby, and she had been left with no money to buy any,
nor feed herself or her other child.

This child, new to the programme, has normal weight
only because of swelling, but shows the scalp sores
symptomatic of malnutrition.

The next Incaparina distribution will be end October.

Later this month I will meet with health centre staff to review

weights, etc. A couple of children's weights hadn't increased.

It seems they are fed nothing but the Incaparina, since there

is no money to buy them food, which is why they ended up

on the programme in the first place. We will also be looking

at a strategy to deal with these cases.

Thank you, as ever, for your support and kind regards to Susan,


Monday, August 24, 2009

Ecuador Update

Just thought I would let you all in on the latest action in Ecuador. The church has assigned a part time missionary in Salt Lake to develop medical work for eyes in Ecuador. He met with Dr. Zambrano for a week and returned with a great report.

The first letter you read is the missionary, Dr. Christiansen, responding to another eye doctor in Otavalo, Gaby. She is 28, lds, and has to work for the government for 2 years before she works for us.

Dr. Christiansen called me yesterday and reported that the church is going to purchase eye surgery equipment and supplies for our clinics in Otavalo and Quito. Dr. Christiansen will also have Gaby come to the states and receive more training. This partnership will blossom into providing all of Ecuador with some wonderful vision care. Dr. Christiansen will also have eye doctors going to Ecuador to work in our clinics.

One other exciting news for Ecuador. Shell Oil has contracted with CAF on serving the indigenous tribes in the headwaters of the Amazon. Once every month for a year, CAF will send a team of doctors and dentists for a week to provide health care. Shell will fit the bill.

Hope this gives you something to smile about tonight.

Be good and do good.