June 2016 Mission Trip

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This year’s summer trip was filled with the energy of teens and young children passionate about serving others.  Our team of 17 volunteers was composed of 10 adults and  7 children under the age of 16.  These young men and women taught us that anyone can make a difference in this world.  Our youngest team member, 6 year old Gracie, spent several days helping the team  labeling envelops for medications.  Brandon, at only 9 years of age, came prepared with hundreds of tracts to share the good news of the Gospel with children in Nicaragua.  One of the teens used his boy scouts training to help with vital signs at the clinic, another used his Spanish skills to translate for the medical providers, while others worked and loved on the children of Nicaragua through the vacation Bible school.

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 Our medical team was able to care for 793 patients with a    wide variety of medical needs.  We provided specialty    care  in gynecology, pediatrics, internal medicine and  audiology.  Our pharmacy was able to fill 2,180  prescriptions for life saving medications.  Dr. Peter  Tinsman spent eight extra days training gynecologists in  the Boaco Hospital on laparoscopic gynecologic surgery.  He also trained our staff physician on cervical biopsies    and other procedures.  13501602_1046483375388925_2876283094666774757_n

 

 

 

Our audiology team performed full hearing  evaluations on 39 new  patients and provided follow up hearing aid care to many of our established hearing impaired patients. Our children’s ministry team  led a powerful vacation Bible school  titled “Jesus, Our Life Saver!”  The kids learned through singing, story time and crafts about Jesus’s love for them.  Our team also demonstrated God’s love through the washing of feet and donated over 100 pairs  of sandals to mostly women and children.  13413712_1392367140789893_2112901268646921742_n

On the last  day of  VBS, the church was packed for  ”movie night”  and  over 100 children quietly and  attentively sat as  they  watched the Jesus Movie.  Our  construction team  blessed a family of six by providing a new roof and  strong  foundation to their home.

We  spend the last  day  of our trip zip lining across the   Tiscapa Lagoon in  Managua, visiting an active volcano  in Masaya and  relaxing by the  shores of the Apoyo  Lagoon in Catarina.

 

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We grew closer to God, to the community  of Empalme de Boaco, and to each other.  We would love for your church’s youth  group or mission team to consider Nicaragua for your next mission trip.

If you are interested in joining us in 2017 please contact us at: Laluzministries@ymail.com.

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