After receiving an invitation from the Huerta Alta church community, 40 Diospi Suyana staffers, including missionary kids, boarded various vehicles and made their way up to the village of Huerta Alta. The trip was quite exhausting but not even the numerous bumps in the road could take a way from the excitement.
An old barn served as an OR, The farm machinery made room for five examination, separated by a few portable privacy walls. Ob/Gyn Katharina Leeb had her examination room in another building. Our three dentists had ample room on the second floor of a big building. Our two assistants Rina and Joanna patiently explained the best tooth brushing techniques to their audience. All in all, our doctors and nurses saw about 140 patients.
For lunch, our team was served a yummy chicken soup, Quinoa and vegetables.
Gabi Wall was in charge of the kids’ program, while Christian Oswald showed a movie about "Jesus" inside the church building. But, for the Quechua kids, the highlight were the sunglasses the team handed out.
Mission trips to Quechua villages require major preparation, including logistics. Many thanks to Jessica Toews for all her help during the prep phase. The result: many thankful patients and brave volunteers with many new cultural experiences under their belt. Photos to the right by Lisa Isaac.