It was hot and heavy work Saturday June 18th, but 802 separate pieces of Hospital and Seniors home furniture, supplies and equipment were packed by 20 hard working enthusiastic volunteers.
Going to the La Chona clinic and Home for the Aged run by the EFCCM(MEMO’s parent organization) were 5000 diapers, 30 wardrobes, 25 bedside tables, 12 beds, 8 blood pressure machines, 6 otoscopes, a brand-new ECG machine, 80 gallons of cleaner/disinfectant/soap and hundreds of other items to bring health and hope to this community of subsistence bean farmers. This will bring the level of care and comfort to a whole new level for these needy folk. Thank you for giving, praying and for those that helped hands on.
We now turn to our next project (very similar in nature) in Vincente Guerrero, North West Mexico a 24 bed home for the aged and clinic called Buen Samaritano. Apparently in this city relatives have been known to dump demented parents down town where they become homeless, nameless wanderers.
The ministry began when a local Christian man Juan Cruz brought one of these lost human beings home with him. Then another and another. He must have a very understanding wife!
Eventually they bought the house next door and began the “Good Samaritan Home.” Then 10 years ago the EFCCM became involved and again some Alberta Christians (Farmers,tradespeople etc.) have been coming every winter and building facilities. Currently they have room for 24 men and women who are cared for, fed, clothed and looked after medically as they stand at Heaven’s gateway.
The EFCCM missionary Karen says they try to speak the love of Jesus into these beloved seniors so in some way they will grasp in their Spirits God’s love for them. Karen says they have trouble keeping staff as they frequently have to decide between feeding their patients or paying the staff.
Our prayer is that MEMO’s support will relieve some of the stress on their budget. It is for this reason we will pay all the transportation costs from Thunder Bay to Vincente Guerrero in Mexico, probably by transport truck.You can be involved personally in this project by continuing to pray for us, volunteering hands on, and giving, all of which are necessary if we are to bring Health and Hope to these dear folk.