Today we went to the airport early to take the flight from Villavicencio to Mitu. When we arrived at the airport we were informed that we would not be allowed to take any excess baggage. This meant we would have to leave all of our bags of medicine and supplies behind. After a series of quick negotiations, Pastor Leonel and Pastor Jacil were able to arrange to have our supplies sent to Mitu on a cargo plane that was leaving later in the day. Once again The Lord provided a way for our ministry In Mitu to continue. God is good!
When we flew over Mitu preparing to land after about an hour and a half flight, we looked down upon a city on a winding river surrounded by dense jungle. It was an amazing site! We were met at the airport by Pastor Fabio Cano and his wife Diana and their two sons along with a couple of leaders who had come to Mitu from their tribal villages. Pastor Leonel informed us that some of the people coming to our clinic and VBS had to travel two days walking through the dense jungle to get to Mitu, others traveled by boat on the river. We were taken by vehicles supplied by the local police to our hotel which had a beautiful view of the river right across the street.
We took a brief rest and them went next door to the elementary school where we will be conducting the medical, dental and eye care clinic and VBS for the rest of the week. By that time our supplies had arrived in Mitu and we were able to get set up and organized. We had a delicious dinner at a local restaurant owned by one of Pastor Fabio’s church members then went to bed early to rest up for a busy week.