In the last couple of weeks we have gone out to lunch or dinner a couple of times. Once at Taco Bell and another time at a Chinese restaurant. It is possible to find most any American fast food restaurant and many of the restaurant chains here. In fact the Mission home President owns 42 Taco Bells. Most days we pack a lunch to take to the clinic which we scarf down between the morning and afternoon patients. Some days we don't get a break.
|Hector, quiet for the moment.|
Another exceptional patient was Oscar from Belize. He has been a member of the church for one year and is the only member in his family. He is 21 and works on a banana plantation. He wants to go on a mission, but when he went to the dentist in Belize he was told he would have to pay $1500.00 which would have prevented him from ever being able to go. He traveled 9 hours on a bus to Guatemala City to be treated in our clinic for free, spent the night at the CCM, (MTC in Spanish) spent the entire afternoon in the chair in order to get everything done and then spent the night at the CCM again and then traveled the 9 hours on the bus again. He really, really wants to go on a mission. I really admire his faith and determination.