Monday, June 4, 2012

A Dose of Some Good Medicine

The Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE), sent a team of 5 to do a medical clinic alongside BHM this past week.  The team members came from Wisconsin, California, and Pennsylvania.  Their skills varied from being a Physicians Assistant, to retired nurses, nursing students, and moms eager and ready to serve.  Throughout the course of 5 clinic days, the team was able to see 330 people.

Not only were the patient's physical needs met, but their spiritual needs were attended to as well.  The team welcomed 5 people into the family of the Lord this week!

The medical clinic was held in three different locations.  They hosted clinics for 2 days in 2 different locations, and 1 day in a third location.  The first clinic was hosted in a families home, the second in a church, and the third in a permanent medical clinic.

Churches spread the word about the clinic a week or two before it was actually hosted.  Through word of mouth, there was a crowd lined up each morning waiting for the clinic to begin.

Each patient was registered, and then sent to have their blood pressure taken.

Following this check, each person was asked certain questions pertaining to their history.  These questions were medical questions as well as spiritual questions.  It was at this point that the gospel we clearly presented to those who had never believed.  The information of the person who made first time decisions to follow Christ, will be given to the pastor in the area to follow up with each individual.

Adults and children were seen throughout the day. Some patients were simply fighting the common cold, while others were struggling with more; high blood pressure, arthritis, and other infections.

Throughout each clinic, children played with gifts given to them by the medical team.  The adults waited patiently to see the doctor.  We feel it is safe to say, people went home happy!

Thank you, Kurt, Abigail, Rebecca, Carol, and Laurie for your time and work here in Haiti.  We appreciate you and hope to serve together again!

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