Project Compassion will be partnering with FFCC (Friends & Family Community Connection) to travel to
Oaxaca MX 2013
Trip to Oaxaca, Mexico
We will be staying at the Coco Grove Beach Resort on the Island of Siquijor. ·From there we will drive out to the villages to set up clinics on Monday - Thursday. ·On Friday and Saturday we will have time for sightseeing (to be determined)
Sitting five across in a small van with a jump seat in the middle of each row, our team of 21 Americans, interspersed with 4 Malawi translators, 2 Malawi nurses and 1 Malawi physician, quickly began laughing together and learning from one another as we rumbled over the dusty dirt roads taking us to a rural village in the Blantyre region for our first day of clinic.
Our Project Compassion team was unusually well rested despite the five hour flight from LAX or SFO to New York, the 15 hour flight from NYC to Johannesburg and the 2 hour flight to Blantyre. How could that be? Well, Malawi Air which flew daily flights to Blantyre went bankrupt last year, so flights from Joburg to Blantyre now only happen twice a week. We had to arrive in Malawi on Saturday, which left Sunday free for a 2 hour morning worship service in a Malawi church, during which the PC team was commissioned by the congregation with prayers and hugs. Pill counting, packing, and labeling individual doses of medications filled the afternoon, although most team members also sneaked in a nap.
Missionaries Dave and Mandy Osborne
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