Free medical care opens the door for ministry for poor Guatemalans

By July 26, 2004

Guatemala (MNN)–Every day sick and injured Guatemalans receive free medical care from mobile medical clinics, pharmacies, community clinics or MedEx kits.

Operation Blessing International’s Deb Benson explains why they’re they’ve committed to helping in rural Guatemala. “Our staff in Guatemala are just very passionate about helping their neighbors and community needs through the churches there. They just really saw a need for medical help. We currently operate 11 fulltime clinics and we also supplied MedEx kits to 59 schools.”
Operation Blessing helps equip these teams with medicines, mobile lab equipment and supplies to ensure quality care.

MedEx Kits are community first aid kits with enough basic medicines and supplies to support a community of up to 200 people so they can effectively treat minor injuries and illnesses.

They provide healthcare facilities in developing countries with items such as hospital beds, linens, basic laboratory equipment, scrubs, IV packets, syringes, bandages as well as other hospital and clinic supplies.

Benson says the ministry opportunities are great for those involved in this outreach. “They’re just dedicated to demonstrating God’s love in what they do. Some of the doctors that are working in these areas have left bigger cities because they really want to help and at the same time they want to show that there is a hope. Medicine heals, but God provides eternal life.”

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