Erin in North Africa, Part 3

Just got an update from Erin in North Africa.  Their medical team has no access to computers, so she wanted to apologize for the lack of contact. She promises lots of pictures and stories when she gets home. All is well. They have had no major problems.
 
They are very busy. The team has been running a medical clinic every day. They have been treating patients from 8:00am to 10:30pm each day. They have treated over 450 patients so far.
 
On Sunday they will operate a medical clinic after church at two different church services. And, they are planning on operating medical clinics each day until they leave (3/23).
 
There is no Pediatric Doctor on the team. Erin, a Pediatric Nurse, is the only person with experience treating children. So, she has been treating the bulk of the children, and has even been prescribing medication for the kids (a Nurse can not prescribe medication in the U.S.).
 
The entire team is exhausted. But, they love treating these people in the name of Christ. The people seldom, if ever, receive quality medical treatment. They are greatly appreciative. Please pray for the health and stamina of the team members.

 

To get an overview of what Erin is doing in North Africa go to this blog entry.

About Mike

Mike, 49, grew up in California and spent 38 years of his life there. He received an undergraduate degree in Political Science, graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary and is pursuing a doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary. Before accepting God’s call to fulltime missions, Mike worked in the California State Senate for 12 years. He became a Christian at the age of 20. Mike was a Ruling Elder at Soaring Oaks Presbyterian Church(PCA) for seven years. While at Soaring Oaks, Mike served as the Director of the High School Youth Group, Sunday school teacher, and instructor of evangelism. His cross-cultural missions experience includes five short term trips to Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Peru (Lima and Cusco) through Mission to the World (MTW). He has volunteered with World Relief by teaching and counseling international refugees. Mike has also attended cross-cultural church planting conferences in New York and Orlando and completed the Perspectives course on the World Christian Movement. He attended Bible Study Fellowship for two years. He is a certified instructor through Evangelism Explosion and is a certified trainer of the Darkness to Light child sexual abuse prevention program. He completed MTW‘s Disaster Response Training. Mike is an experienced speaker and author. Over 70 of Mike's articles on missions have been published and he has written three books. He is a trained and experienced mentor, discipler, leader and a passionate teacher of small groups and Bible studies. Mike received an undergraduate degree in Political Science, graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing a doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary. Before accepting God’s call to fulltime missions, Mike was a Ruling Elder, Youth Group Leader, adult Sunday school teacher and evangelism instructor at Soaring Oaks Presbyterian Church in Elk Grove, CA. Mike is an experienced speaker and author. Over 70 of Mike's articles on missions have been published and he has written three books. He is a trained and experienced mentor, discipler, leader and a passionate teacher of small groups and Bible studies. From 2007 to 2017 Mike served as a fulltime missionary for MTW. Mike served as Team Leader, Church Planter, and Seminary Professor. Mike and his wife Erin served in Honduras in Central America and Equatorial Guinea in Central Africa. Mike currently serves as the Director of the MTW West Coast Hub where he trains and mentors new missionaries from CA, AZ, & NV. Mike is also busy writing his next book.

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