Two meet again – but they have never seen each other before

The Swede Dr Mattias Egberth

The country of Sweden not only produces excellent tennis players, but also surgeons like Dr Mattias Egberth.  This month the doctor who hails from the country of Ikea, Pippi Longstocking und Abba is operating in the Hospital Diospi Suyana.  From 2010-2013 he worked as a missionary surgeon in the Hospital Vozandes del Oriente in Shell, Ecuador.  10 years beforehand Dr Klaus John held the same position in the same hospital.

Yesterday the two of them spoke for over an hour; their conversation also homed in on the good old times in Ecuador and the future in Peru.  Mattias is planning on coming back to Curahuasi in 2018 for his next stint.  He speaks Spanish fluently, as he does English and of course his mother-tongue Swedish.  His parents are missionaries in Burundi, i.e. Dr Egberth imbibed what missionary life is all about with his mother’s milk.  Perhaps someday he will come back to South America for a longer term.  If and when, God only knows.

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