In 2019, after much discussion with the local clinic, and leadership from Monica Dunn, RDH (from Illinois, USA), we had a very successful dental hygiene week with the local villagers. Using the local clinic for 2 days, and two different schools each for 2 days, Monica with two assistants and a translator as well as the local clinic hygienist, succeeded in cleaning 150 mouths, many that have never had a cleaning. This program was very successful for many reasons:
We get a lot of questions about what we do here at the mission, so thought I would put this 'overview' together. [If you are interested in more of the bigger picture, such as where in Peru, or why we are 'here', here is a link you should look at first.] The page below is a more dynamic "day to day" list, ever changing, but is a good snapshot.
Our mission is equipped for short or long term mission visits.....
Let us introduce you to our mission host family, the Barriga's. Their names are Sosimo Andrate Barriga Romero and his wife Yannirett Mogollon de Barriga. They are both 43 years old, and they have a son, Daniel Samuel Barriga Mogollon (Just turned 8 on May 24th, 2019).
They have made a long difficult journey to serve at La Mision in Peru. Please click on this article and get familiar with them.