TEAM LEADER NEEDED for Guatemala Mission 2013 & beyond
Just want to let people know that the Mission to Guatemala
2013 will not take place this year unless we can find someone to step up
and lead the medical team. We have been going over to Guatemala for
the last seven years, the past five years we have led the team. It has been
a passion of ours, for the people that we serve are very gentle and in great
need of medical attention. We have worked with Carla Gonzales for the
past five years, she has her own foundation in Guatemala and has helped
us locate villages that are in great need of attention. We have had wonder-
fyl experiences through her. We have managed to see over six hundred
patients in a span of four days. The Dr's and nursing staff and pharmacy
personal that have traveled with us are an abosultely wonderful devoted
and faith based people.
My husband and I can't go this year for he has been diagnosed
with stage three lung cancer and nobody from the team or from our church
is willing to step up to lead, there is always more involved when leading a
team, but we would be more than happy to meet with anyone who feels the
tug of God, saying yes you can do it. We would go over everything and
help you know what is needed to do this.
It is our hope that someone out there in our conference would have
the courage to try and take on such a wonderful and rewarding mission.
As we all say at the end of our trips, we get so much more out of the mission
than we are able to give. God Bless, you can get our name and number
from Eddie Frutchey int he UMVIm Office. (916) 374-1584
Thanks, Betsy Mcleod
Previous Team Info:
The 2011 Guatemala team worked in the south western area of Guatemala. We were based in the city of Mazatenango and traveled to three different villages which were 1-2 hours away. The purpose of the mission was to provide for basic medical needs and to counsel villagers on nutrition, boiling water etc. The kinds of medical issues we saw varied from malnutrition to intestinal parasites and fungal infections. The number of patients seen ranged from 500-600. We took with us not only the medications we used but also health kits (filled with soaps, toothbrushes and toothpaste) and school supplies. On the 2011 trip we also supplied prescription eye glasses.
People Served: villagers near Mazatenango
Sponsor: California - Nevada Annual Conference