Health Clinic At The Dump

Erin treating a sick boyToday our team organized a free health clinic for the people who live at the city dump.  Our friend Matt works with these people each day and we wanted to help his ministry.  We treated almost 60 people today.

The community has built their homes at the local landfill.  They use materials they find in the dump to construct or improve homes.  Erin noticed that the people we treated today were substantially sicker then the people where we hosted our clinicwe normally treat in Armenia Bonito.  Many of the people were anemic and under weight.  They had many severe cuts from frequently walking through broken glass and rusty metal.  Each person received medical evaluation, medication, evangelism and prayer.

Next Wednesday we will return to the dump to host another medical clinic.