On October 22, 2015, we held our annual gala, A Rich Harvest. Featuring the Dr. Cary and Mrs. Julie Moorhead family and chaired by Dr. Marc and Mrs. Paola Longo, we celebrated families who have served together on Faith In Practice missions. We also celebrated the way God has created family among those who serve together and the patients and their families. More than 640 were in attendance, raising over $615,000 to support this mission.
We were honored to highlight the story of Miriam and Claudia Alvarez who came to a medical clinic near their home in Petén, a remote and very poor area of Guatemala, in 2010, where they first met Faith In Practice volunteers serving in their village. Over the last six years Claudia has received multiple facial and ocular reconstructive surgeries, primarily by Dr. Sean Boutros and Dr. Marc Longo, through Faith In Practice. Click on one of the videos below to see a first-hand account of their journey.
Another highlight was the energy and joy in the room as dozens gave donations in honor and memory of those who have influenced their lives and for whom they are grateful.