AMM hosted a medical team of 27 from Christian Medical Ministry of South Alabama this past week, who did much good work among the poor of the Amazonia of Perú, working on the Tahuayo River, a tributary of the Amazon River, where there is little or no immediate access to healthcare in their villages. They attended the River People of 8 villages, providing nearly 1000 medical and dental attentions.
This team was comprised of the director of CMMSA and team leader, Duane Baxter, his assistant, Leanna Guinn, 3 teaching physicians, Drs. Jonathan Yoder, Susan Ashbee and Faye Roberts, a pharmacist, Megan Smith and 21 medical and pharmacy students from the campus of University of Southern Alabama College of Medicine.
The days were started off with a full church service, complete with altar call, and some of the people made professions of faith in Christ as Savior and some prayed to be reconciled to their already started walk with Christ. The sincerity was evident of those responding.
Before the service, the people had been registered by families and were seen first by the intake station, where their vital signs were taken and needs were assessed and then sent on to see one of the doctors.
A lot of good teaching was provided by the attending physicians, from which these students benefited greatly!
After seeing the doctor, each family received a one-on-one consult time at the evangelism station where they had opportunity to have their needs prayed for and were given a new complete bible with Old and New Testament
The people then went to be fitted for new reading glasses if needed.
Then on to have their feet washed and prayed over and were then given new sandals.
Much love and tenderness was shown the people by the team!
One of the goals of CMMSA, other than to reach the nations with the gospel of Christ, was to minister to their own team during this mission trip to help grow these fine young soon-to-be doctors in their relationship and lives with Christ. They arose early in the morning to have private times of devotions and then held team worship and prayer times and sharing from the scripture teachings before leaving for the village. They repeated that in the evenings and surely their lives were touched by those sessions.
They were able to have some fun, too! They fished, played soccer, etc, etc.
People who entered the Kingdom this past week because of the willingness by this team to pay the price to “Go ye!” will never be able to write their life story without CCMSA and AMM after this time spent together and neither can we write ours without them! To God be the Glory!
Pueblos Visited: 8
Families Served: 263
Medical and Dental Attentions Rendered: 960
Miles Navigated: 150
Hours Navigated: 22
Many thanks to CCMSA for bringing us this wonderful team and to each of them, and also to those who helped to send them here, may you all always have the blessing and favor of God on your lives and may you receive that 100-fold-return on everything you spent here, whether money, hugs, smiles, tears…in money and what money cannot possibly buy!
http://www.cmmsa.org CMMSA is affiliated with the student chapter of Christian Medical and Dental Association http://www.cmda.org
We always are indebted to and thankful for our home church, Free Chapel, Gainesville, GA, for their monthly support that keeps us on the rivers doing what we have been called to do here and for the great privilege that affords us to be able to see and to participate in what God is doing as we work together with such teams as we had this past week! It is building the Kingdom by what every joint supplies!
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