After the celebration of the Eucharist in the church, the Team went off to barrios to a place, which means in English “Liberty Village,” where they held another medical clinic. I returned to my hotel room and spent the morning working on church-related matters.
I joined the team in the afternoon, where the clinic was established in the home of a family. The waiting area was outside under trees to the entrance of the home with the clinic being set up in two rooms of the house. It was a very hot day, but there were fans to cool us off, a bit. The team treated over 70 children and before leaving the area, we visited Frankie Jr. and his family. Frankie Jr. is a little boy with whom we visited last year after learning of his involvement in an automobile accident in 2011. He was severely injured to the extent that he is in an incapacitated state. Some of the members of Holy Sacrament and friends have contributed to his care. It was wonderful to see him and his family again. He was seated on the back patio when we arrived. We chatted with his family and then prayed for them.
The team, Father Vicente and his family, and Carlos, our driver, went to dinner at the Bonao Tipico Restaurant which was about a 7-minute drive from the hotel. We had a wonderful evening with delightful company, delicious food, beautiful ambience, and great service.