Dr. Dankbrief Geister and his wife, made a short trip to Peru in order to learn about the hospital. After the large birthday celebration they write, “We had a beautiful celebration, which started with the Diospi film. Many of our guests were deeply moved by it. One 20-year old man, who helped with the day was so deeply affected that he had to ask himself whether God was using this to speak to him about volunteering at Diospi (he is finishing up his studies in Physical Therapy).
Another gentleman in his mid-fifties felt a clear calling in his heart – “What will you do with the rest of your life?”
Undoubtedly the party was deeply impacted throughout the remainder of the evening by the mission film. Some said it would be almost impossible to refute the existence of God after seeing this film. Parts of the film were ingrained into the hearts of many, such as one phrase “Poverty has an ugly side”, as well as several photos of the John`s house before the renovation in which Martina John puts on a radiantly happy face amidst the chaos.
For many present at the celebration, the film strengthen their support for the hospital and their desire to be involved. To the joy of the Geisters, many invitees used the occasion to donate money for Diospi. They have already sent in the first round of donations, while other guests promised to donate directly.
The party was topped off by a suprise performance by the Spanish Flamingo dancers, who created the perfect atmosphere for the party.
By Dorothea and Dankfried Geister