Salcedo, Ecuador, will be our home for two weeks, comfortably placed right in the middle of that tiny South American republic. They say that this town is famous for ice cream, as last year Cayambe was for bizcochos (something like a cheese danish) and Guaranda a few years ago for chocolate, but I never found any of that. Loja is famous for its shoes, Cotacachi for all kinds of leather products.
But ice cream isn’t why we’re going. We’re Hancock County Medical Mission, a small band from Maine with several other states and Canada represented too. We number 23 this year, plus several Ecuadorians (more on them in a future post) and our team is mostly surgical, so we’ll stay in Salcedo and work in the hospital keeping two operating rooms going full-time. I work as a translator.
Stay tuned for more posts while we’re away. I’ll try to schedule several to show up automatically, and hope to put up a few while down there.
Stay warm back in Maine and pray for us in Ecuador (by the way, don’t think we’re basking in sunshine. We’ll be at 9000 feet, and the 7-day forecast for Salcedo is cloudy and rain, temps between 9 and 17 degrees Celsius, or 48 to 63 Fahrenheit).
But no snow.