This first picture is of the tents set up in the jungle when the doctors and nurses travelled outside the city of General Santos. They were there with the protection of the Filipino and the U.S. Army. 2000 patients were seen during the 2 week medical mission and 5000 Rosaries were distributed.
On the last day the missionaries were taken to the ocean before they returned home.
This is a picture of Dr. Phalen enjoying a Diet Coke. I understand that is not ALL she drank on the trip. A hem. Seriously though, apparently women do not drink in the Philippines and Dr. Phalen horrified the populace by having a beer. Unfortunately there is no photographic documentation which makes it an unverified rumour.
This shows the barbed wire around the perimeter of the houses. The first night Ana spent in the Philippines her gracious host told her all about the burglaries and kidnappings that were common in their town usually perpetrated by natives and Muslims. Just last month the home Ana stayed in had been invaded. Three men hid in the pantry all day until the servants went home. The residents counted themselves lucky- they were only robbed and not kidnapped. They didn't sleep too well that first night.
This is Jack Fruit- one of the many fruits that Ana fell in love with. She ate rombutons, papayas, mangos and I have no idea what else.
One of the many gorgeous flowers of the Philippines.
The other flowers that the Philippines are graced with.
One of Ana's jobs was to hold babies while their mothers were seeing the doctors. She liked that job.