Ryan and his wife Kirsten left about six months ago, but we remember them well. Ryan has gone on to be a major help in our mission organization, working in the area of communication as he takes lots of pictures and tries to convey well the story of what God is doing through the doctors who work with the Christian Health Service Corps. I like these pictures in this post from a couple of years ago, and I wanted to share them again.
Ryan is the husband of one of our physicians working in the hospital. Besides being a great guy, he is a very talented photographer. Both he and Kirsten, his wife, work harder than most of us to understand the Quechua culture and to try and bridge the cultural gap between us and them. While I see a gap that cannot be crossed, they see opportunities for friendship. I really respect the work they are putting in to make a difference here in Curahuasi. Please take a look at the post below from the spanish portion of the Diospi Suyana Hospital website.
The dignity of man is inviolable
Ryan Morigeau shows this photographically.
Week after week Ryan Morigeau saw poor patients in the waiting room of the mission hospital. A look at their shoes, their clothes, and not least, their teeth, indicate to us the sad and heavy circumstances in which they have lived and still live.
Ryan Morigeau had a great goal. “I wanted to give the Quechua speakers, which are usually treated in Peru as second class citizens, dignity and beauty.” His portraits show that he succeeded.