On March 6, First Christian Church of Hagerstown sent five members on a medical mission trip to Las Matas de Farfan in the Dominican Republic.
They joined a group of 67 doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and helpers sponsored by an organization known as MMI, Medical Missions International.
The members of the team were Dr. Terry Campbell, general surgeon; Cindy Campbell, anesthetist; Christine Wason, Megan Powell and Jackie Huffman.
Chris Bradford, a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, joined the group.
The team arrived in Las Matas March 7 after a five-hour drive from Santa Domingo. They unloaded the MMI truck with all the equipment and supplies to operate three major surgical stations, a minor surgical area, pre- and post-op rooms.
On March 8 at noon, surgery began.
More than 16 major surgeries and just as many minor surgeries were performed each day by the hospital team. The medical team traveled to a different village each day and performed dozens of dental procedures and patient exams, dispensing medications as required.