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Erin in North Africa, Part 3

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 clinic every day. They have been treating patients from 8:00am to 10:30pm each day. They have treated over 450 patients so far.
 
On Sunday they will operate a medical clinic after church at two different church services. And, they are planning on operating medical clinics each day until they leave (3/23).
 
There is no Pediatric Doctor on the team. Erin, a Pediatric Nurse, is the only person with experience treating children. So, she has been treating the bulk of the children, and has even been prescribing medication for the kids (a Nurse can not prescribe medication in the U.S.).
 
The entire team is exhausted. But, they love treating these people in the name of Christ. The people seldom, if ever, receive quality medical treatment. They are greatly appreciative. Please pray for the health and stamina of the team members.

 

To get an overview of what Erin is doing in North Africa go to this blog entry.

Erin in North Africa, Part 2

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 we are going to serve (rural area) isn’t until tomorrow. 
 
I had a little trouble getting through customs – The customs agent stopped me and started to give me the 3rd degree on what my piano keyboard was going to be used for. I couldn’t exactly tell him I was going to use it to sing hymns. He was very stubborn, and we think he was trying to find out if I was going to use it for religious purposes, or to start a band. Either way he had to decide if he was going to let me keep it or not. Ultimately, he let me keep it. I had to be very careful to not mention missions, Christianity or Christ. While this country is open to Americans, it is 90% Muslim and very oppressive to Christians.
 
Haven’t seen much of the city as we arrived at 4:00am. But – we plan on going out to visit some sites today. Not much time, I’ll try and e-mail again when I get in tonight or tomorrow before we leave for the rural area. The sightseeing will be fun, but the 16 of us can not wait to get out to the rural area and set up camp. That is why we are here!
 
To get an overview of what Erin is doing in North Africa go to this blog entry.

Erin in North Africa

Erin at San Francisco AirportErin just boarded her flight headed to North Africa. She will be in North Africa for two weeks on a medical mission trip with 15 other doctors and nurses with Mission to the World.
 
While there the team will run two temporary medical clinics and visit two orphanages. The goal is to share God’s love by treating the physical needs of the rural villages in this predominantly Muslim country.
 
Please check back often. Erin will attempt to upload pictures and update us during her two week trip. Erin is scheduled to return home on March 24th.

Erin Going on a Medical Mission Trip

Erin has just been approved to participate in a Medical Mission trip to North Africa. We have been strictly instructed not to mention the name of the country for the safety of the long term missionaries, short term missionaries and Christian nationals. The country is 90% Muslim and the government applies strict discriminatory policies concerning Christian conversions, marriages, parenthood, education, church construction, use of media, employment, etc.
 
Erin and 15 other doctors and nurses will be there from March 10th – 23rd. They will have the opportunity to administer medical treatment at two orphanages and two temporary medical clinics.
 
Please pray for the safety of the participants. Pray that God begins working in the hearts of those individuals the group will serve.