April 14, 2010

Medical Outreach: Managua Nicaragua

Ashley Wilkins, R.N., Medical Outreach Coordinator - Hand of Hope

Our medical/dental team has just returned from a one week medical outreach to Managua Nicaragua. The medical/dental clinics were held in three different villages throughout the week. Each morning when we arrived at our clinic site, there was a long line of patients waiting to be treated, most of whom have little to no access to medical care. Our team treated ailments such as high blood pressure, diabetes, severely infected wounds, malnutrition, fever, upper respiratory infections, parasites, and dental needs. Each patient who came through our clinic had the opportunity to be personally prayed for to receive Christ.

As our team cared for the patients who came to our clinic, we were able to place value, love and honor on each and every one of them. As they left the clinic, it was apparent they knew they had been cared for and the pure simple pleasure on their faces was priceless. What a blessing to be in Managua to give these beautiful, warm hearted people free medication, vitamins and most importantly, the gospel. We were able to treat a total of 3,377 people, 177 of which gave their lives to the Lord. Many thanks to Joyce Meyer Ministries partners for helping the people of Nicaragua.

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