|The first flight out of Fiyawana to Yifififiki with Teresa on board.|
We were met at the dirt helipad on the edge of a cliff by nearly a hundred of the Hewa and neighboring tribes who had shown up to hear us teach them and to treat their medical and dental problems. We were so happy to walk up the muddy path from the helipad to Jonathan and Susan Kopf's house. Susan had meat rolls and plenty of water waiting for us for lunch.
|Teresa counting pills in the |
pharmacy corner of the clinic.
The medical clinic was a tiny room, about the size of a large closet, built on the back side of the teaching area. Dr. Stephanie, Teresa and I started up the medical clinic and began to see patients. Teresa did a fine job as our pharmacist, and Susan Kopf translated from Pidgin and English to Hewan.
|Dr. Stephanie sees a patient in the clinic.|
That night we set up a small projector, speakers and a laptop to show the movie Jesus of Nazareth in the outdoor teaching area. The Hewa people had only ever seen a movie crowded around a small laptop computer. The large image that we projected up onto our screen thrilled them. I didn't realize that it was a 2 DVD movie, so we finally had to call it a night about half way through the movie and explained that we would finish it tomorrow night. We poured ourselves into bed, physically and emotionally exhausted.
|Hewa woman waiting to be seen|
in the medical clinic.