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2008 Mission Trip   


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The Picaflores Hotel—our home away from home.
photo by Lawrence Turner
The first order of business is to organize the medicines.
photo by Lawrence Turner
Getting ready to leave for a clinic.
photo by Dedra Torres
Loading the bus with medicines.
photo by Dedra Torres
All aboard!
photo by Dedra Torres
No one was really bored with the trip to the clinic!
photo by Dedra Torres
The first clinic and all the evangelistics meetings were in the church in Sosua.
photo by Lawrence Turner
It was small but everyone felt welcome.
photo by Dedra Torres
Pastor of the Sosua Church.
photo by Dedra Torres
The bus was a faithful beast.
photo by Dedra Torres
Julio could get the bus through places where there was no place!
photo by Dedra Torres
We had to share the village road with local transportation.
photo by Dedra Torres
The pharmacy was in a small room.
photo by Dedra Torres
Preparing to direct traffic and control access to the pharmacy.
photo by Dedra Torres
Getting ready to set up the clinic.
photo by Dedra Torres
The first clinic was quite busy.
photo by Lawrence Turner
Etla making some executive decision.
photo by Dedra Torres
Seeing patients.
photo by Dedra Torres
Taking vital signs was an important preliminary.
photo by Dedra Torres
Elizabeth made a friend.
photo by Dedra Torres
Seeing patients.
photo by Lawrence Turner
People were welcomed at the meetings.
photo by Dedra Torres
And always included singing.
photo by Dedra Torres
Tom was responsible for the Power Point.
photo by Dedra Torres
Steve was introduced.
photo by Dedra Torres
Much ground was covered.
photo by Dedra Torres
Steve had everyone listening attentively.
photo by Dedra Torres
Activities for the children were across the street from the church.
photo by Lawrence Turner
The children gathered each evening.
photo by Dedra Torres
The leaders were as enthusiastic as the children.
photo by Dedra Torres
But the children were also interested in what was happening in the church.
photo by Dedra Torres
A break to the beach was welcome after the intense clinics and meetings.
photo by Lawrence Turner
The children were delighted to have their picture taken anytime.
photo by Dedra Torres
While waiting to be seen by the medical staff, the people could listen to the Bible being read.
photo by Dedra Torres
Some pharmacies had to make do with the space available.
photo by Dedra Torres
Clinics were also in schools.
photo by Lawrence Turner
It was great to have space to set up an organized pharmacy.
photo by Dedra Torres
Lot's of help in setting it up.
photo by Dedra Torres
Making certain the right medicine is dispensed.
photo by Dedra Torres
Margaret takes blood pressures.
photo by Dedra Torres
Nurses and doctors saw patients.
photo by Lawrence Turner
Seeing patients.
photo by Dedra Torres
Dr. Teo seeing patients.
photo by Dedra Torres
Dr. Tony seeing patients.
photo by Dedra Torres
Dr. John seeing patients.
photo by Dedra Torres
Translators were a vital part of the process.
photo by Lawrence Turner
The pharmacy is always busy.
photo by Lawrence Turner
And the medicines needed to be explained carefully.
photo by Lawrence Turner
Why we come!
photo by Dedra Torres
John and Ernesto.
photo by Dedra Torres
Summer and Tom.
photo by Dedra Torres
The group of serious professionals.
photo by Dedra Torres
A cable car trip to the top of a nearby mountain was a "highlight".
photo by Lawrence Turner
Puerto Plata was laid out below.
photo by Lawrence Turner
The focus of the mountain top was Christ.
photo by Catherine Turner
Christ has His hand on each of us.
photo by Lawrence Turner
The view from the top of the amber museum!
photo by Lawrence Turner
The last stop of the day was the Fort of San Felipe.
photo by Lawrence Turner
Once upon a time it provided protection for the harbor.
photo by Lawrence Turner
Thick walls were once impregnable.
photo by Dedra Torres
Inside were items found in and around the fort.
photo by Dedra Torres
The guide explained what happened to pirates that were caught.
photo by Dedra Torres
Dr. Tony took time to keep his streak of never missing a Rotary function alive.
photo by Dedra Torres
During the last Sabbath the group was recognized and thanked.
Steve and Rocio, the evening meetings leaders, could relax.
photo by Dedra Torres
A highlight was the group baptism in the Puerto Plata church.
photo by Dedra Torres
Baptism.
photo by Dedra Torres
Baptism.
photo by Dedra Torres
After baptism the newest members were welcomed by the pastors and elders.
photo by Dedra Torres
The last Sunday was spent at Ocean World—$25.
photo by Dedra Torres
Playing with the birds—free.
photo by Tony Torres
Swimming with the sharks—an arm and a leg!
photo by Dedra Torres
It was appropriate that they were nurse sharks!
photo by Dedra Torres
Dr. Tony and Dedra.
and Drs. Larry and Cathy.
photo by Dedra Torres

photo album system by Lawrence Turner