The site of the mission

The Iloilo Provincial Hospital in Pototan is the site for this week’s mission. The open air chapel at the hospital is doubling as pre-op and post-op ward for all the patients. The families come with their children, uncertain, but hopeful. As you can see in the photos, their resources are limited to say the least. There are no beds here. They bring folding cots if they have them, or they use broken down cardboard boxes as the only thing between them and the cement floor of the chapel. They are accustomed to these hardships, but it is heartbreaking to see the poverty among these people.