Clinic Blog: 2012 India 3 Clinic Blog
October 21, 2012
Final Blog - Week 2
No internet access until I got home. Here is a summary of week 2.
The last days of clinic have been similar to Day 5 – a slow but steady stream of people coming to the clinic. There are many small villages though out the countryside, and people travel for miles to get to the clinic. Many come on foot but we see lots of tractors pulling wagons full of people. One day we saw an ox-drawn cart!
The final day of clinic we had camel rides…how awesome is that!! The leader from week 2 was so sad to see us leave, he was choked up and had trouble saying goodbye. This privilege we have to come on a One Sight mission is worth every hardship when we see the gratitude from the people we serve. We’re learning some interesting things about the people here. For example, the average monthly income is about the equivalent of $80 US. That gives you some idea of the level of poverty.
The team is at the Delhi airport, getting ready to head for Newark. We left the hotel this morning for the flight from Jodhpur, then had over eight hours to kill. So Scott arranged for a bus to pick us up and we went to a nice market for lunch and …what else…more shopping! I think I’m shopped out!
This team has bonded so well, and we’ve made some close friendships. We shared so much time together, on the bus and in the hotel, that we feel we’ve made friends for life. But as every mission team knows, it’s time to say see you later. Wish us safe travels.