The email from the US sounded exciting. A certain Dr. Will Caire and his wife Allison mentioned they were interested in working at Diospi Suyana. Of course, I couldn’t resist and booked a flight to Dallas, Tx.
The couple picked me up at the airport and invited me to a nice restaurant. We liked each other immediately. The general practioner and the Spanish teacher were full of enthusiasm and it was clear, we need this family to come to Curahuasi. That night in their living room, I gave a presentation about Diospi Suyana. The audience: family, friends and colleagues. That was two year ago, on May 25, 2011.
For the past 12 months, the Caires, including their four children, have been living in Costa Rica, where Will is wokring on his Spanish. The six Americans are expected to arrive at the hospital at the end of September.
The Caires will be an incredible additiion to both the missionary hospital and the Colegio Diospi Suyana, the school, given that they are planning to stay in Peru for a number of years. The Caires are not humanists, altruists or hippies who want to get away from everything. Rather they are believers, Christians.
Whether your faith is your foundation often times becomes aparent in a time of crisis. Four weeks after I met the Caires, Allison’s mom was diagnosed with metastasized cancer. She passed away two months later. In all the emails and phone calls that I received from them during that time, there was a clear message: we will see each other again in heaven.