This is day 5 of the 8 day Luke 9:2 Mission… and here’s a view of four of the hardest working medical professionals with whom we are blessed to be working. In today’s clinic, in five hours, they made 16 extractions, 16 fillings, 32 cleanings, and 2 fluoride treatments… with patients sitting in metal fold up chairs leaning back and a portable pressure machine providing power to get their teeth fixed. And for people with minimal access to medical care, this is a blessing.
A mission trip, like an army, runs on its stomach. All mission members bring food to make their own lunch because we don’t want to create a hardship where there shouldn’t be one. But this week, we have been surprised and very grateful to have churches that insisted on making all of the volunteers, Spanish and English, a lunch. This was the kitchen crew today at Casa de Diamantés, and the very hearty meal of chicken and rice that was wonderfully flavorful and a delight.
In the third picture is mission member Miles Baxter, head of the food distribution effort with two of the kids today that always seem to gather around when food is packaged, but also because of Miles’ excellent Spanish and ability to chat them up and make everyone laugh.