||From: Rev. Laudemar Lubaton
Center of Biblical Studies
“It was a gigantic leap of sharing the gospel to the communities here. The people I’ve talked to were very grateful for the medical services and spiritual help they received. Their smiles tell of the joy they have in receiving Bibles, medicines, and eyeglasses. A father of a 15-year old boy, probably the oldest among the many young boys that were bravely circumcised, was so grateful to have this procedure done for free. Others have been turned away as we ran out of sutures and other supplies.
The GFA medical team did an excellent work! The spirit of each one as they serve is just so infectious that is greatly motivated us to be always up and about. Many of our own staff and students have been low in energy after closing activities of the school. Dr. Marianito Abagon, an anesthesiologist and church leader, gathered together a group of doctors, dentists, optometrists, and nurses. They, too, have given their time and resources sacrificially to work alongside the GFA medical team. They were grateful for the privilege to participate in such a noble mission and have committed to come again when the opportunity to serve arises.
The investment that GFA had put in translated to people receiving salvation that day. Sick people received much needed medical treatment. People witnessed the love of God in action through His people. A mother came with her so and was so delighted to see our youth involved and serving in this manner. She wants to attend church and give her son the same experience. Over all it was a triumph of God’s gospel as people heard the Lord’s message of salvation. The Lord is to be praised in everything.”
Medical needs & procedures addressed and number of patients seen were as follows:
107 surgical procedures
269 pediatric cases
37 obstetrics & gynecology
319 dental procedures
218 optical exams & eyewear distribution
121 internal medicine consultation & treatment
131 general/physical exams
Over 200 people prayed to receive Christ as their Lord and Savior.
||From: Pastor Luis Faller
National Director – Moral Values Movement of the Philippines
Head Pastor – Community Life Ministries, Cainta, Rizal
“April 9, 2010, the date designated for our MEDICAL MISSION, held at the BALANTI COVERED COURT, BARANGAY SAN ISIDRO, CAINTA, RIZAL, scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The event sponsors, financers, promoters, supporters and most especially the people behind the scenes contributed to the success this mission. It took us months to prepare for such occasion, Sis. Gickee Ormeo plays the most important role in communicating and corresponding, coordinating detailed programs and plans.
Our preparation included the following: purchasing medicines from 3 big pharmaceutical companies, purchasing 500 Bibles, coordination with the Barangay Captains, promoting the event, securing and organizing the place of the event. Observing the CBS Medical Mission provided valuable insights as to how to manage the program
We prepared 1000 Application/Registration Forms for our control & file. Providentially all forms were filled out. Over 1000 patients came in and follow our procedure: 1.) Registration 2.)Case Categorization 3.) Doctor’s Diagnoses 4.) Counseling 5.) Pharmacy Dispensing & Bible Distribution.
Aside from the 11 members of GFA’s medical team , we had local volunteers which included 1 surgeon, 1 anesthesiologist, 5 nurses and 10 Social Health Workers. 6 Pastors & 5 Church workers handled the Counseling, Witnessing & Evangelism. 100 barangay officials volunteered to assist & help while waiting for the afternoon’s Paramedical Seminar that was scheduled between 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
People who came to avail of the medical services were from the most deprived area in Cainta. The majority are elderly people and children. Most suffered from fever, flu, cough, malnutrition, high blood pressure, and lack of vitamins. Hundred of people availed of the dental and optical services. Young boys waited anxiously to be circumcised. With our huge number of security & staff we were able to manage the crowd in a very efficient way. But we can only do as much; countless people kept on coming and sadly turned away. With all the complexities and frustrations that were unavoidable in such a huge event, we are most thankful for the understanding, cooperation & patience of the GFA Medical Team. They can easily adjust!
I am deeply touched to see the unconditional love, the passion & selflessness to help these people who craving for help - physically & spiritually. As I observed one station to another, I am deeply moved by the unreserved love and the sense of self-forgetfulness. I commend this Medical team who spared their precious time and resources for these less fortunate people.
As the patients went to the pharmacy station (the last part of the procedure), holding the Bible & doctor’s recommendation, I saw tears of joy…none can replace their joy - as if this is the only day they felt genuine love & concern.
Personally, I praise God for this wonderful day, where we were able to serve and reach 1087 helpless & needy people physically, morally & spiritually. Great, awesome, wonderful day we can never forget. Our hearts overflow with gladness & satisfaction, that on this very single day, 418 people received Christ as their personal Lord & Savior – what spiritual healing that took place! Thanks for the Medical Mission Team!
Let the PICTURES SPEAK FOR ITSELF! On behalf of the Movement for Moral Values in the Phils. & Community Life Ministries, our utmost thanks & appreciation for the outpouring of love. GRACE FOR ASIA, thank you very much & GOD bless you more!
Hope that this is just the beginning of our partnership in HIS ministry. For HIS glory!”