Dr. Bill Wright wasn’t impressed by the numbers.
After setting a one-day record for patients seen, Lighthouse Medical Missions almost equaled it on Thursday with 720 in Coban, Guatemala. At a celebratory dinner, the state hospital director thanked the team for helping offset the crushing load of 100,000 patients yearly they see.
But the only number that mattered to Dr. Wright was the number one. One life changed.
At a time when all volunteers were in a flurry to alleviate daily sicknesses, post top numbers and take care of line that stretched down the block outside the Bible institute where the clinic was staged, the team leader waxed eloquent about slowing down, taking time to pray with each patient and fixing lifelong ailments.
That’s because Dr. Wright was not always the shining light of altruism that he is today. There was a time when he was a heavy drinker, who…
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