Guatemala Medical Missions - July 2016 | Hungry For Life

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A team of 10 travelled to Membrillal, Guatemala in the summer of 2016 to work alongside the local church, Iglesia Galilea. The team provided medical care in the community and Hungry for Life USA plans to send teams to this community bi-annually to hold medical clinics. Hungry for Life USA has already facilitated trips for many teams to build a school and church in Membrillal. This trip was an active and wholistic extension of the work already being done in this community. 

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The team saw 540 patients at the clinic in 4 clinic days! The team took 19 bins of medications with them to begin a pharmacy for the clinic to use as they return every 6 months. 

Team Testimonials:

“Our team worked so well together. Everyone’s individual skills created a beautiful unit. I can’t wait to return to Guatemala!”
“This trip served as confirmation that I love to be a part of missions and serve people with my skills.”
“It was amazing how so many people from so many different churches came together as one body to serve.”
“I am challenged to re-evaluate the “stuff” and the “noise” in my life that separates me from God and my friends and family.”
“This trip has brought me closer to God and has given me a desire to know more about His plan. I am truly grateful for all the gifts He’s given.”
“This trip has challenged me to learn how to get back into community and not be afraid to be honest with others and myself. I am learning to trust God despite my bitterness.”
“I was able to give a pair of glasses, previously ordered for my daughter, to a teen. They just so happened to be the perfect prescription for her and it was beautiful to see her smile!”
“I am thrilled to be a part of this long-term project and development in and around San Lucas. I am excited and motivated by the Guatemalan’s passion for Christ.”
“I want to eliminate the unnecessary things in my life—appreciate all of the blessings my family and I have. I feel like I want my resources to be used in places like Guatemala, where the need is great.”

Team Blog:

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

Reflections on Guatemala

It’s crazy to think that one week ago today we were preparing to go to church together in Guatemala. Now, we are in separate parts of the country and even the world going about our normal Sunday routines. However, we are not the same.

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Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

What a week!

Wow, what an amazingly joy-filled week!  Yesterday was our final day of medical clinic in Membrillal.  The total amount of patients seen over the 4-day clinic was 548!  What a blessing to see a team working so well together to be the hands and feet of Christ to the people of Guatemala.  I feel I

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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Check back tomorrow!

The medical mission team put in a long and full day today wrapping up their clinic! They are all exhuasted and working to pack and get a good night's sleep. Please check back in the morning for Roberta's blog post! And, drumroll please, the team saw 547 patients over the course of the week!!

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Monday, August 1st, 2016

Working together for the Kingdom

What an amazing team!!!

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Sunday, July 31st, 2016

A Sunday Oasis

The day started with church that’s less than a block away. Church was simple and practical yet still so powerful. The language barrier was no match for the Holy Spirit. We could all feel it. The service was Spirit led. The sermon was another confirmation, a confirmation to live a sacrificially.

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Saturday, July 30th, 2016

God works in all things!

Today started with a little shake up- just a little earthquake before breakfast and then we set out for Antigua. We had beautiful day and it was nice to relax and reflect on the past two days of clinic.

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Friday, July 29th, 2016

Humbled to be a part of God's work

Greetings from San Lucas, Guatemala!  We are writing this blog post from housing accommodations here at la Iglesia Galilea.  This morning we woke up to the harmony of dogs, roosters, motors and car horns.  We joined our new found friends for a breakfast of fresh fruit, yogurt, frijoles and tortil

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