On Thursday we ran our free weekly health clinic in Armenia Bonito. The people of Armenia Bonita are extremely poor and many can’t afford the 35 cent bus ride into town or the nominal consultation fee at the public hospital. Our clinics are a great demonstration of Christ’s mercy and love to people who struggle to survive. We served 32 patients.
Mike and our teammate Sean worked at patient intake, where each person was weighed, measured, had their blood sugar taken and their blood pressure checked. Mike and Sean also prayed with each person and provided them with evangelism tracts. Each person then met with Erin, where they received a professional diagnosis and prescription. Finally each person met with Maddy and our teammate Josh where they received free medicine and instructions of how to use it.
Now, it is time to get to work. Our next short-term mission team will be here next Friday. We have to prepare their sleeping quarters and food. We also have to put in a good amount of time purchasing materials for their construction projects and their ministry events. The team of youth and adults will be a wonderful blessing for our ministry.