Serving The Poor At A Medical Clinic

On Thursday Erin hosted a free medical clinic at a church called “House of Prayer for all the Nations.” This church is pastored by Luis Ovono Mba Añegue. Pastor Luis is a leader at our IBCP seminary Erin was helped by a national nurse who volunteers his time to aide his culture.

Erin started the day by giving two educational lectures to the 30 adults: one on high blood pleasure and the other on AIDS/HIV. Erin talked about myths and basic facts and provided lots of opportunities for the participants to take control of their own health. There were plenty of questions and discussion from the group. These public health seminars provide the participants with knowledge and the ability for them to control their own lives.

Erin treated 40 patients and provided parasite treatment for 30 children. The community served by the church is very poor and the residents cannot afford the public health care. This the first time this church had experienced anything like this.

The community was very appreciative. God was greatly glorified by all those involved. Please pray for pastor Luis and work he and the leaders of his church are doing in the community of Sede.

About Mike

Mike, 48, grew up in rural, Northern California. He received an undergraduate degree in Political Science, attended 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 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). 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 Mission to the World (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 two books. He is a trained and experienced mentor, discipler, leader and a passionate teacher of small groups and Bible studies. From 2008 to 2016 Mike served as a fulltime missionary with MTW's church planting team in La Ceiba, Honduras. Mike launched that ministry and served as the Team Leader most of his time in Honduras. Mike and his wife currently live in Central Africa where they launched yet another new missions ministry for MTW in Equatorial Guinea.
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