The generosity of churches, families, and friends are why we are here! People support our salary so that the hospital does not have to pay for their physicians. That allows the hospital to keep its services very cheap for the patients. Most of our supporters help us because of their love for God and their trust in us. They want to be a part of God’s work in Peru, and we hope to be able ambassadors for their good intentions and service. We pray that God will help us in that effort, because we are probably not always up to the task in front of us. We are thankful for every person that is helping with this work in Peru, and we will work hard to honor your confidence. Read this article below from the Diospi Suyana Hospital webpage.
What do these things have in common?
A full waiting room, a wedding, and communion
The waiting room is full; there is standing room only. Outside the main entrance of the hospital, there are many patients without a doctor’s appointment, hoping to see a doctor. At Diospi Suyana, it costs four soles ($1.25) to be examined by a physician. Needless to say, this hardly begins to cover the true expenses of the hospital. Patient fees cover roughly 20-30% of the hospital’s budget, depending on whether or not donated missionary salaries are included in the calculation.
166,000 patients have been seen so far. Why is Diospi Suyana not already bankrupt? It is because of people like the Wiemers. A few days ago, Frank and Petra Wiemer celebrated a church wedding after 25 years of marriage. Instead of asking for gifts, they collected donations for Diospi Suyana. Their son Paul-Ferdinand also gathered a contribution at his communion.
Two days ago, the Wiemers gave a total of 1,325 euros ($1450). This amount represents 4,640 Peruvian soles, which will cover 1,150 patients for their medical appointments with us.
We thank the Wiemers and many other friends of our work who allow us to do what we do. We wish God’s blessings on all three of the Wiemers for the future.