Returning Brings Rewards
By Susan Dale, Delegation Member
It was pitch dark when I arrived in Tapasle with a delegation from West Virginia in May of 2001. Our goal was building a new medical clinic.
Thirteen years later, in 2014, I returned to Tapasle at midday with an entirely different delegation from West Virginia. At the welcoming celebration, I recognized the faces of Salvador Lopez and Valentino, two respected leaders I had met in 2001. In short time, I saw these men in action as they showed their continued perseverance and faith in God and in the people of Tapasle.
It is rewarding to return this year to be a part of a team who painted the clinic, built a new latrine next to it, restored the clinic's electricity, and established the plumbing for a hand washing station.
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