From June 18-26, 2016, a medical team of 30 physicians, dentists, pharmacists, PAs, medical students and non-medical personnel served the Haitian people living in the Dominican Republic and working in the sugar cane fields. It was a powerful and humbling week as God worked His love and mercy toward the Haitian people in and through our team. Providing critical medical care to 846 patients that week along with the love of the gospel wasn't just a blessing to those Haitians living and working in the sugar cane fields, it changed and impacted our team too.
lt’s been an unforgettable week in the Dominican Republic! As I return home and reflect upon my experiences, I am filled with bittersweetness when I remember the people I saw and the places we went to. Our team of 30 providers and students partnered with Oasis Church in Santo Domingo, who has been supporting this mission field for several years and supplied us with translators and interpreters. We spent the week ministering to and providing healthcare for Haitian workers living in the bateyes (ba-TAYS), small villages dispersed throughout sugarcane fields in the Dominican Republic.
Are you aware you are among the first line of defense against eating disorders? The face of an eating disorder in your office may be smiling, but underneath the mask may be depression, fear, and obsessions; crippling panic attacks; confusion and isolation. It can raise its head subtly, over time. Or, emerge swiftly like a tornado taking one captive along with their loved ones in its destructive course.
Listen to one of our plenary speakers from this year's CMDA National Convention in Asheville North Carolina - Joni Eareckson Tada (founder and CEO of the ministry Joni and Friends International) as she speaks about our culture and being an agent for change.
Did you know, that over the past ten years, more than 1 million people have immigrated to the Atlanta area - most of them resettled in Clarkston. Clarkston has been named the most diverse square mile in America by the New York Times.