Thursday, May 7, 2009
I am staying at the Hogar San Francisco de Asis, a children's clinic in a village called Chaclacayo, 30 minutes south of Lima. Dr. Anthony Lazarra opened the Hogar in 1987 and devotes his life to God. He spends his days healing destitute children who suffer from all sorts of diseases, such as TB, clef lip & palate and various types of cancer. Volunteers from all over the world come to assist the Hogar staff with the children and daily life at the clinic. A few of my cousins have been to the Hogar and tell me what an amazing experience it is. Some of them have been up to four times and can't wait to go again. I will admit that I am a little apprehensive about going alone, but I am ready to step out of my little world and see what life at the Hogar is all about. I fly out of the Atlanta airport at 5:15 pm tomorrow and arrive in Lima at 10:50 pm. I was told that after I go through customs, there will be a taxi driver with a sign with my name on it. Chaclacayo, here I come.