Great First Short-Term Mission Team

On Wednesday our short-term medical team from Grace Community Church in Mobile, AL hosted their third medical clinic. The clinic was held at the church Iglesia Fuente de Vida. This church is pastored by Santiago Hgomo Edu, who is a professor in our seminary’s lower level program and a student in our master’s program.

Dr. Debbie and Erin treated 70 patients on the day. Lots of kids received treatment.

On Thursday the team helped us host the fourth and final medical clinic. This clinic was at the church Iglesia Reino de Dios. Victor Ando Edu is one of Mike’s students and is the pastor of this brand new church. Victor’s church is very rural, very poor, and very small. Pastor Victor is fighting the good fight in a hard community. Across the street from Victor’s church is a witch and a healer who tell the neighbors not to attend Victor’s church or they will die. While hosting the clinic we provided medical care to the witch and also encountered a demon possessed person, which resulted in an exorcism at the clinic.

In addition to the medical work, John and James helped Mike organize the seminary library. They put in lots of hours cleaning, organizing, and shelving thousands of theology books.

In four days of clinics over 250 people received free medical care and God’s free mercy. What a blessing it was to have the team from Grace here with us.