August 24, 2012

Serving God in Central America

Wade Hosseini - HOH Medical Missions Coordinator

Mission trips are often accompanied by amazing stories of adventures, cultural experiences, and the remarkable people we work with and meet. But, as great as these experiences can be, they are never the goal of the trip – the focus is always sharing the love of Christ.

On a recent medical outreach to Panama we were able to serve God by helping the people of Panama in what is locally known as some of Panama City’s harshest living conditions. Working with Dan Salas Ministries, as well as 25 medical professionals from around the world, we saw areas torn by gang violence and poverty open their doors. As a result, we were able to provide free medical, dental and spiritual care as well as share the gospel with over 1,800 patients in Panama City.

While serving on an outreach in Guatemala we were also able to provide health care to over 1,000 people in desperate need. Each morning there would be lines of sick, injured and undernourished people waiting at the clinics to be treated. Seeing so many people in need can almost make you feel helpless, if not insignificant. However, we were able to bring these precious people hope. Through sharing the gospel, prayer or even a smile and warm touch, we were able to impart something eternal – a hope in Christ that goes beyond daily issues and circumstances.

Our goal on these outreaches is simple - to reach out to as many people in need of medical and dental care as possible, to provide good-quality health care and to share the love Christ has for each and every one of them.

Hand of Hope is the missions arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Our goal is simply to help as many hurting people as we possibly can, to alleviate human suffering and to help Christians grow in their faith.

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