"And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."
We previously supported a physician, Dr. Manuel, who operates in the countryside of Ecuador. In 1998 and 2001, Ruth, a member of Salem Lutheran Church of Kissel Hill, traveled to Ecuador under the auspices of Global Out-Reach, where she met Dr. Manuel in the town of Cuenca, an old historic town at the foot of the Andes Mountains. Prior to joining Global Out-Reach, Dr. Manuel was trying to treat the people of his community in the front room of his house, but he had limited equipment. After returning to Lancaster, the Salem Women's Group raised money to buy some medical equipment, medications and vitamins and sent them to Dr. Manuel. Salem Church also set aside money in their budget to continue supporting Dr.Manuel. Today, Dr. Manuel has a clinic in his home town and makes the arrangements himself for other teams to come to his country to do surgeries, eye exams, etc.
Click Here to See Pictures of Ecuador Medical Mission
Education is very important, especially in the developing world. Here in Guatamala, we are helping to educate a child with tuition support.
"Each year, Operation Christmas Child delivers millions of gift-filled shoe boxes to hurting children around the world. This project is personal--a shoe box gift can be as unique as the person packing it. It's a simple way to share the love of God."
Dr. and Mrs. Billy Graham
For more information on the work being done by Samaritan's Purse, click on the web site below:
Operation Christmas Child