Monday, February 8, 2010

Day 4 - Monday (Feb. 8) - VMC

Village Medical Clinic - Copper Bank

One of the highlights of the trip was getting to ride a hand-cranked ferry across the river. Of course, we had several photo ops with the "gringos" operating the hand-crank. Probably made it go slower but we had a lot of fun!

Copper Bank rests by a lovely river which provided a cool breeze, a very welcome cool breeze. As we were setting up the medical clinic the breeze grew a little strong, lifting up a portable canopy shelter that was set up for some of the children, and then it began to come apart. We ran over to make sure the children got out and then safely disassembled the structure. No one was injured. God enabled us to be in the right place at the right time to help out.

At Copper Bank we were able to screen, evaluate and treat 140 patients. That means we have seen over 500 patients by this third Village Medical Clinic -- over 500!!

In addition to the medical patients, we were able to distribute 13 more reading glasses and 16 more Bibles. That means that we have distributed almost 90 pairs of glasses and almost 50 Bibles.

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