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Terry S.


Rating: 5

We have been doing mission trips since 1999, setting up clinics in local churches and prisons in Central America for a week at a time.

We will commonly take $50,000 to $100,000 worth of medicines with us each trip along with 100's of pairs of glasses, Doctors Nurses, a pharmacist and an optometrist.

We always hire a local physician to work in the clinic with us so patients that require ongoing treatment have a resource for treatment once we leave.

For the week before we arrive a local church will give out tickets in their community to be seen in the clinic. This assures we will be able to treat the maximum number of patients (although we have never turned anyone away). It is not uncommon for us to treat 1000 people during the clinic.

While patients are waiting to be seen, others entertain the children, present the gospel to the adults and are introduced to local pastors working with us. Our host missionaries operate a feeding center and have access to school supplies, toiletries and other staples useful to many of the very poor.

When we leave, any supplies and medicines left over are left with the local doctor to help with ongoing needs.

Consider signing up to go with us as well as making a donation. We need help of all kinds and it will be a great blessing to you as well. Visit our website and drop us an email. We'd love to talk to you.

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