In Mirador on Monday, Dr. Dave Cooper saw three-year-old Sindi who has infantigo, an illness contracted from a mosquito bite that progresses to a very contagious strep/staff infection. Sindi had a fever and looked very sick - not lively at all. She had weeping skin lesions all over her body and a very rapid heart rate.
Dr. Dave gave her the appropriate treatment and when she was seen the next day, she was remarkably better! What a surprise God had in store for Dr. Dave and his fellow Mirador missionaries at our mass held later in the day. Sindi arrived in a beautiful white dress! Her dad was holding her and her parents asked that she be baptized. She was one of five!
When all the parents and los padrinos (godparents) brought forth candles for the baptisms, our team was in awe. For Dr. Dave, this story was a "full circle" experience as it linked together both a medical moment and a the celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism.