Monday, June 29, 2015

Medical overview

Ever wonder what it looks like to go on a medical mission trip somewhere in the world?  Having done more than 500 mobile medical clinics, established a permanent clinic in a third world country, and worked in disaster situations, I've seen a is a video to give you an idea of what it looks like to be involved in medical ministry.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Medical team and construction

This week I had the privilege of working with two docs from Westminster Presbyterian Church of South Carolina, and my friend Denise who currently lives in Florida.  We had a full week of medical clinics, from a mobile clinic in an outlying village, and finished up in the permanent clinic in Armenia Bonito.  The rest of the team did a full week of construction, spent some time with the Peter Project (our street kids ministry), and taught English class at our Hig School.  

Overall we saw 159 general consult patients, and 50 additional children were treated for parasites and given children's vitamins.  We saw a variety of patients with a multiple variety of illnesses. 

This is an interesting place, mentally, for me.  As our job roles have changed, my position is going to look very different.  Medical brigades and the clinic have been so much a part of my life over the last 7 years,  In that time frame, I have easily had over 16,000 patients come through my mobile clinic and permanent clinic.  I am excited to see what this next chapter is going to look like.  I know that there will always be a medical/mercy ministry component to what I is just part of my genetic make-up.

Mobile medical clinic in barrio El Trejo

Running an EKG on one of our patients

Sweet little 95 year old patient we saw in clinic