Today I would like to begin by telling a little bit about our team leader Susan Peller. Susan, along with Bridget Coughlan Hermer, founded MDP in 2006. Since that time they have both been the driving force behind this medical mission group. They serve with energy, wisdom, a spirit of service and such amazing goodness and enthusiasm.
As team leader, Susan makes the logistical decisions for our team. She lets us know when we should be at a certain place, such as team prayer which will begin in 15 minutes. She watches for our well being and helps us grow as a team, appreciate the many different gifts of each person and grow in embracing social justice elements which are critical to being able to serve well.
This morning Susan was up before 6 to shower so that she could lead a group on a city walking tour. She especially wanted those who are new on this trip to get a chance to see the town. San Lucas Toliman is about the size of Waseca, MN. It is surrounded by 3 volcanoes and Lake Atilan is at its base. It is dripping with beauty.
Susan also handles any problems we might encounter and at our medical clinics helps things run smoothly in all areas. She is an RN, an interpreter and an expert in the pharmacy area. She can be seen helping in any of those areas during our clinic days. We are truly blessed to have her as our kind, caring and gifted leader. She was recently volunteering in Haiti for 10 days and truly lives her Christian faith. Thanks to her husband Rich and her three children for sharing her with us so that we can help others!