Sometimes we wonder – Does short-term medical missions make a difference? In North Africa Christians are arrested if they evangelize. As American medical personnel we were allowed to evangelize. We gave full gospel presentations several times and prayed with almost every patient. It was CLEAR the Holy Spirit was at work! We even had a few individuals profess their […]
What is it like to be a Christian in a Muslim dominated society? One young boy I treated was still suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder, years after he was repeatedly beaten by his “friends.” The cause of the beatings? He was an Christian. Muslim wives are to be totally dependent and obedient to their husbands. Men […]
While Erin was in North Africa she was able to treat over 200 patients. Here is just one of her experiences: On the second day the clinic was open, a Muslim woman wearing a full head-to-toe black burqa arrived with her very sick child. Before treating the child Erin prayed over the mother and child in […]
This is the first in multipart series of brief stories and pictures about Erin’s trip to North Africa. Erin arrived home today from her two week medical mission trip to North Africa. Their team of 16 doctors and nurses treated over 1000 patients. Erin treated over 200 in pediatrics alone. They prayed and handed out […]
Just got an update from Erin in North Africa. Here it is: We don’t have final numbers yet, but it looks like we treated over 600 patients! Incredible! We prayed with almost all of them – Muslim and Christian alike! Only had a few Muslim patients refuse. We ran six clinics – internal medicine, cardiac, neurology, orthopedics, ob-gyn, […]
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 […]
Erin has landed in her destination in North Africa. She has sent the following update: Well, after much travel time yesterday, we finally found our way into the Capitol City. We slept about 5 hours last night, and are ready to take on the day. Today is a sightseeing day as the next flight out to where […]
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