The team wrapped up clinic on Thursday. Everyone labored long and hard, but we unfortunately had to turn away people desiring care. On the other hand, we were able render more than 200 services each day. These included many Quechua people who are indigenous to this area and who are the poorest from an economic standpoint.
The clinic elevation was 9000 ft. and many of our patients live in the surrounding mountains at very high elevation. On Friday, most of our team headed to Macha Picchu to view one of the wonders of the world. It’s still a mystery how the Incas were able to build this city in such a remote elevation.
We returned home on Saturday and left behind some new missionary friends who were great hosts. Our translators this year were especially good both in communicating and praying for our patients.
We departed Peru a bit tired, but recognizing the privilege which we have been given to serve, learn, fellowship and explore in the name of our Lord.