The life and times of those that live(or used to) at Starkey Hollow...Me with husband Larry....
Sons: Mike, wife Lori, children Bailey and Emma; Tim, wife Joni and son Cooper; Daughter: Chelsea and son Bryden
Monday, February 20, 2012
Dominican Mission Part 2 Days 4-5
Day 4 started out very early. We had to leave at 5 am so were all up at 4. On the way we had a flat tire but were near a town so stopped for breakfast of bananas and cereal while it was repaired. We knew we were going up high into the mountains but did not know that it would take us nearly 5 hours to do so. I sat near the front to avoid car sickness that I experienced last year...thankgoodness! Once again optometry was in a small church while we were in the living room of it's parsonage. I can't imagine someone coming in for the day and moving all of my furniture out to have a group come in to take over, but that's what they did and so hospitably too!
Ron, left, our equipment expert, and Lisa here setting up in this new area.
A glimpse of folks who come very early to be in line to be seen.
The children who were in the area for the day were a fun part of our trip. You take a picture and they run over to see it with big grins!
Me with a new friend.
The church, with the end of the day line of people still hoping to be seen.
Matt, in the optometry group, helping with tests for glasses.
Our missionary Gary with some of the youth.
We stayed the night in an interesting local hotel and started again at 6:30am to go even higher up in the mountains to what would be my favorite day.
The absolutely gorgeous scenery was one reason for that.
The second was that this was a clean, charming little town with lovely people.
Entering the remote town...
This is Ken who was one of our group who spoke Spanish well and interpreted for us. He is a prince of a man that we all admired. Sitting next to him is Sarah, the missionary's daughter who also interpreted for us. She will be coming to the States next year to college.
During many of these days, church services were held and 30 new people accepted Christ while we did our health clinics. I got goosebumps hearing this.
By day's end we all...Ok, I felt like this! We got home at 11:00 that night! Zzzzzz!