Thursday, May 29, 2014

About the Medical Clinic

On Saturday (the first full day we were here in Matamoros) we helped with a Medical Clinic outreach. Our team nurse, Stephanie (my mom) saw more than twenty patients while the rest of us had water balloon battles and played soccer with their children. The pastor's wife, Hermana Sara, is a beautician, and during the clinic she and a beauty school friend offered free hair cuts, which were very popular.

Almost everything our enfermera (nurse) needed was available thanks to all of the donations we received, and she was able to help people treat muscle pain, back pain, UTIs, and much more! A local pediatrician came and saw many children. I don't know how many, but they were adorable!

The most dramatic case of the day came when the doctor wrote a prescription for a little girl to get a shot, and asked Mom to do it. Terrified, the little patient took off running, only to be scooped up by the doctor and held fast until the shot had been given! She screamed and screamed, but we pray that she will be well soon.

Since Saturday we have had the honor of visiting drug rehab centers every morning and hosting soccer tournaments every evening. At each of these Nurse Estephany has brought a "mobile medical clinic," taking temperatures, blood pressures and sugars, and administering minor pain relievers and advice. It's been a tremendous blessing to the people we have met, and we are so thankful that God sent her on this trip!

Thank you for your prayers! Please keep praying! We're almost finished here for now, but pray that we finish well!

Dios le bendiga!

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