September 26, 2012

Medical Outreach in Madagascar

Wade Hosseini – HOH Medical Outreach Coordinator 

We recently held our first-ever medical/dental outreach in rural Madagascar, treating some of the neediest people in the region. Patients walked from neighboring villages as far away as 30 miles each day to receive free medical and dental treatment provided by the Hand of Hope volunteer medical and dental team. Twenty-five volunteers from around the world – including 5 different nations, helped aid in relieving human suffering while sharing the love of Christ to those in need.

Patients like 4 year old Marie (pictured) easily faced death had preventative care not have been provided on this outreach. Marie suffered for years from an oral abscess from a single infected tooth which grew through her cheek and began to eat away her ear canal allowing severe infection to take over. Left untreated she could have died. We treated Marie with antibiotics for a week then extracted her tooth and the swelling/infection was reduced. She was pain free and all smiles by the time we left. Without the support from Hand of Hope, children just like Marie would continue to face conditions like this, and much worse. We're all extremely blessed to have been involved in all that God is doing in Madagascar and around the world!
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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