Through local and international partnerships we hope to support the medical community through donation of supplies and equipment and hosting medical missions groups. Currently, the medical ministry is supported by a direct relationship with Teresa Miller and Sycamore Creek Church. This is the group that Gene came with when he originally visited Nicaragua. The following is information about this medical ministry:
"Healing Hands began in 2001 after two construction trips to northern Nicaragua.
We saw so many medical needs that were not being met due to the extreme poverty.
We have hosted two or three trips each year since, and have ministered to close to 10,000 people. Over the years we have worked in many different areas.
Many areas are difficult to get to, but God has always had someone special for us to minister to.
The government of Nicaragua does provide some healthcare. However, it is very limited. Care was available in some areas, but many times people cannot pay the bus fare to get to the clinics or pay for the medications they need. We work with Dr. Mirtila Padilla, a Nicaraguan doctor. She goes into a village at the invitation of the local pastor. Each community we go into is chosen for the needs of the people. A part of each team is trained to counsel the people while they wait. We have seen many come to the Lord as a result of coming to a clinic.
In addition to taking medications, we also take toothbrushes, cloth diapers/pins, and totes bags. Each trip we need physicians, dentists, nurses, and other medical professionals. As well as translators and helpers. We also like to have a team member in charge of children’s ministries – coloring, games, and bubbles to help entertain the kids while they wait.
If you are interested in more information please contact Teresa Miller, 517-699-4116 or email@example.com for an application form.”
We hope to include optometrists, chiropractors, radiologists, technicians and other medical professionals on future trips. Please contact Russ Kinyon
if you are interested in offering professional services as opportunities become available.