This month an E.I. team of 21 return from a mission trip to Kenya. The team was comprised of three doctors, one nurse practitioner, four nurses, one massage therapist, one PA student, and eleven other individuals from ten different churches all with one thing in common--a heart to see transformation in Kenya. The team's time was spent serving two of the communities that we have long standing relationships with, Subukia and Bahati. We were honored to have an incredible group of Kenyan partners and health care providers serving alongside us in both of these places. The team was able to see 900 patients collectively over the 14 days they were in Kenya--each one receiving the treatment, medicines, vitamins, prayer and encouragement they need. They also ministered to over 2,400 children, sharing stories from the Bible. The team saw God show up in marvelous ways and set up divine appointments time and time again.
One such appointment occurred the first evening in Subukia, after the clinic had been closed for several hours. A mom and dad showed up with their sick baby in hand. Our team of doctors and nurses tended to this baby and realized he was severely dehydrated as he had been unable to eat or drink for four days. This was a very serious, life-threatening situation. We were able to give the baby an IO (intraosseous) so he could rehydrate quickly, and Edith and her team got the family safely to the nearest hospital. The baby and the family were given the additional help they needed and are now doing well. Praise God--we were in the right place at the right time to be used mightily by him!
The Magumu Mercy Clinic
The team spent the last part of their trip in the community of Magumu where they held a one day flash medical camp and celebrated the dedication of the new Magumu Mercy Medical Clinic. We are pleased to report that the clinic is now open to the public year round--continually providing health care to this beloved community whenever they are in need! E.I. has been partnering with you and working towards this goal for many years so it was quite a joyous day to see the clinic finally open it's doors. Now that the clinic is up and running, we are committed to seeing it become fully sustainable. We have a four year plan to get this clinic to a place of self-sustainability. You can help us reach our sustainability goal by giving to the clinic at the link below.