Location: Riobamba, Ecuador
South of Quito and Ambato in the High Andes
Altitude 11,800 feet above sea level – rubber boots are recommended
4 days of clinic and one day to relax and see sights, make purchases.
The clinic will be held outside of Riobamba in the community of Lucud where a small church has been planted. They have been granted special permission to have a clinic and to hold meetings. The greatest need seems to be back and joint pain. The purpose is to strengthen the church and to introduce new people to this work.
This is primarily a Quichua outreach. However, most of the people do speak and understand Spanish.
There are several options which include a mission guest house near the clinic site. This would house 18 people and is equipped with 6 bathrooms. Another option would be individual housing (couples and individuals) at Cabañas Valles del Sol located in Chambo. This place has 7 rooms and capacity for 16 people. They offer a buffet breakfast, which includes fresh milk, house cheese, house butter, Viennese bread, natural juices , fruits, yogurt, cereal (granola and nuts), tea, coffee. This can be seen by following this link - https://www.facebook.com/valles.delsol.71/videos/191635356075806/?d=w
Meals will be provided by missionary personal (Canadians) for breakfast and super…a light lunch will be provided for the clinic days. Team members might want to bring snack items.
Interpreters will be provided from the staff of Open Air Campaigners and the Proaño family.
VASE (Voluntarios en Ayuda Social y Evangelismo)
This is a non-profit organization incorporated in Peru and has the responsibility for the organization and coordination of the outreach. A small group of Peruvians which will include support staff, medical professionals and interpreters will travel from Peru to support the outreach.
After 4 days of clinic a day off will be planned. There is an area called Baños de Agua Santa which can be visited for purchases and visited for a well-deserved rest. More can be seen at this web site on YouTube.
This will be Dr. Dave Sealy's 14th trip to Peru as the team leader. He has participated in 27 VIMM trips since 1991. Dr. Sealy is the Director of Sports Medicine Fellowship at Self Regional Healthcare Family Practice Residency in Greenwood, South Carolina; Full Professor at MUSC, AHEC; and Head Team Physician at Lander University. He has been married to Ann for 36 years and has six really great kids.
***Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic trip details are subject to change***
***$300 non-refundable deposit is due before any team member is added to a team roster.***
* COVID-19 Vaccine is recommended for this trip*
***Please note that passports must be valid up to 6 months from your trip return date.***