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Medical Outreach: A Week of Divine Appointments

The weeklong trip marked the first of its kind for our Medical Campus Outreach team in Peru. A group of 23 Peruvian medical and dental students, along with several medical missionaries from the MTW team and six healthcare providers from the U.S., came together for a medical outreach trip to a town located along the Pacific coast of southern Peru.

The purpose of the trip was to provide Christ-centered dental and medical care to the people in the local community, as well as opportunities for Bible study, worship, and life together for the entire team. One of the things that made this trip unique is that the majority of the students who participated are not yet believers. But by God’s grace, many were impacted by the gospel that week.

Yasmin
One of those, Yasmin*, became a believer as a result of God’s work in her life during the trip. Yasmin is a dental student and is spending her summer break working in the dental clinic at the Christ-centered clinic where the MTW medical team serves. She told Mary, the young lady we have hired to help us with women’s ministries, that she wanted to receive Christ. They prayed together. This was not only significant for Yasmin, it was huge for Mary as well to see one of the first girls she invested in come to Jesus. It was amazing to see how Yasmin even arrived on the trip. Mary was instrumental in the whole process of befriending her, then helping her to get a job at the dental clinic, and finally encouraging her to go on the trip. We rejoice with the angels in Yasmin’s new life.

Jaime and Naldo
On the final day of the trip two students, Jaime and Naldo, came up to one of the missionaries and together told him that God had a plan for them being on the trip. They referred to a lunch that the missionary and another leader had invited them to where they basically were given no back door for not going on the trip. They both said it was a “God thing” that they went to the lunch and then that they decided to go. They both are really close to making decisions to follow Christ.

Valien
The story of another student that particularly touched the team is that of Valien. Valien has been around the MTW ministry for the entire three years that the team has been in Peru. He started as an atheist and God gradually softened his heart. First he became more of an agnostic, clearly thinking through the possibility of God. The team now believes he has probably come to know Christ. Recently Valien sent a message to one of the missionaries saying that he wanted to cry about how God is working in his life, but jokingly mentioned that men don’t cry. “It’s beautiful to see how God patiently loves rebels to himself,” the missionary said, referencing Valien. “There is a glow in his face that I have never seen before.”

Ready to serve? We are looking for a primary care physician who speaks Spanish to serve on the Peru team from six months to long term. Let’s talk. Email us at [email protected].

* Names have been changed throughout.

Cusco Peru Mercy Mar 1, 2015
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