Just recently our CMDA Atlanta medical mission team returned from serving in the Dominican Republic (DR). It was an incredible and blessed week as we had a chance during our 5 days of clinic to see 1,485 patients at both the Dominican community of Los Guaricanos outside of Santo Domingo as well as in the Haitian sugarcane worker villages throughout the DR countryside.
Yet even more amazing than the volume of patients we were able to see was the spiritual reception that we saw during the week. 208 patients indicated decisions for Jesus Christ. Not only did 208 patients respond to the gospel, but then they were introduced to Pastor Pedro, the Oasis Church pastor, so that they could get enfolded into the church community for discipleship.
During these medical missions it is a unique privilege to not only care for each individual patient's physical needs, but in addition to minister to the "whole person" - that is to care for all their needs, their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Each person that God sends us is precious to Him, made in His image - and it is a blessing to be able to offer real spiritual hope and physical healing. Here below are some of what our team members had to say of their experience.
Thank you for your support that made this trip to the DR possible. In a couple of weeks we will yet again be embarking on another medical mission. The first two weeks in August we will be sending just over 60 Mercer PA students, doctors, nurses, pharmacists and dentists to Nicaragua.
Please keep us in prayer during our upcoming Nicaragua mission. Thank you.