Outreach Team Update, September 2015

A significant event on our past trip to serve in the villages outside of Palenque, was the opportunity to visit people who were not strong enough to come to the church where we were providing medical care. One of the days, a brother from the church led a small group from our medical team to an area of homes way up on a hill. He wanted us to visit a man from the church who was dying from cancer. When we entered the home, the family was so relieved to know they were not alone in caring for their father. While the man was medicated and not in pain, the family felt helpless and wanted to do something more for him in his last days. We were able to make some “suero oral” (a rehydration mixture) with purified water we had brought and items from their kitchen: lemon, sugar, and salt. The family was then able to give him a little at a time. Before our team left, we asked the gentleman if we could pray for him. He was so grateful, he even tried to get up to shake our hands! As we headed down the hill, we were able to visit three other families with very sick family members who needed both a doctor’s touch and God’s love through prayer.

Medical Consults: 250
Glasses: 149
Foot care: 110
Children’s ministries: 300 (Gospel shared)
Received Christ: 10
Prayed for: 40

Report by:
Jan Crews

Outreach Team Update, March 2015

Together the team of 11 from Harvest Christian Fellowship in the United States and 6 from Mexico served together side by side to offer medical care, dental care, and reading glasses. After receiving their care the patients were presented with the gospel. Seventy-five people prayed to receive Christ as their Savior. The team is grateful that the Lord used them to call people to Himself.

It was an amazing week. Although there were some hiccups along the way, like one of the rental vans needing to be returned for mechanical issues, it was a week blessed by the Lord in so many ways. The team arrived on time from three different cities. We remained healthy and safe throughout the week. The team bonded really well with our local missionaries.

We were a little short on translators, so each of the three available translators were paired with one of the three doctors. I have been going with and organizing teams to Mexico for 20 years now, but lately I haven’t been involved in the hands on patient care. This week, I was able to translate for a doctor. The best part was hearing people’s stories, giving them medicine to help with their ailments, and then to share the Good News of the Gospel with them. After sharing the Gospel with one lady I asked her if she would like to pray to confess her sins and believe in Jesus as her Savior. She said, “Yes! Why not? No one has ever told me this before.” After praying she said, “I feel different inside. I feel happy.”

Report by:
Kristi Libby