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We had a great second day of clinics! Saw 229 patients!! One challenge here is the cultural entitlement. In other places we see a lot more thankfulness, but here people are really self-focused–wanting to make sure they receive as much medicine and attention as they can.

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It’s new for us to work in that type of environment; however, we really do see the great need here. We know that Christ can not only heal their illnesses and injuries but also transform their lives!

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Our team is really gelling… we spent some time sharing our testimonies with each other and ways that we can pray for each other. Everyone really opened up, and it was a poignant moment for us. Definitely the depth of our team times has fueled our ministry. It’s a blast working the clinics here. Everyone is truly giving their all!

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Wonderfully Exhausted!!

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This morning, we passed out 300 tickets to Dominicans in need of medical care. To keep order at our clinics, the ticket system helps us make sure that everyone who needs care receives care and there are no line-jumpers. This is important because some people wait in line for hours and hours to see a doctor!

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By the end of a LOOONG day on Monday, we had seen the first 224 patients. Needless to say, we are wonderfully exhausted!! Today, we’re back to see more patients in another location. Local church members minister alongside of us to ensure that there is spiritual follow up for all who respond to the Gospel. Please be in prayer for healed bodies and hearts changed by the Gospel.

RIM Project Director Cara Boss
RIM Project Director Cara Boss

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Dominican Republic Medical Missions

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Great Need at Our First Dominican Medical Clinics

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Our one month team and our medical team joined forces today for the first of five mobile medical clinics in Santo Domingo. At a typical clinic, RIM serves almost 200 patients per day, but today, THREE HUNDRED patients were waiting for our team.

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RIM Project Director, Cara Boss, writes, “We are seeing LOTS of malnutrition, very high blood pressures and diabetes. The area we are in, Boca Chica, has so much poverty – they can’t afford their blood pressure medicine. Lots of incredible need here!!!”

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Pray for stamina as our team works with large crowds and huge needs over the next four days. Pray also that all the need would open hearts to the Gospel. Our team shares Christ and prays with every patient, but prayer is needed for the Lord to prepare receptive hearts! So many times we’ve see God use a tangible medical need to not only lead the patient to Christ but also their entire family. Pray that we would see this happen over and over again in the Dominican!

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Christopher Columbus House

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Our medical team successfully arrived with all the medicine for this week’s clinics!

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We were able to start our time with an excursion into the colonial city, including a tour of Christopher Columbus’ house.

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Afterwards, we returned to Pastor Tito’s church where we spent the afternoon sorting 3,200 doses of medicine. Our clinics begin tomorrow (Monday) morning!!

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Restoring Vision thru Medical Missions

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Cuidad Quetzal, Guatemala – Mobile Medical Clinics

In a typical week, our doctors and team members treat about 1200 patients, averaging around 200-250 per day. Yesterday, they set a new record, treating 339 PATIENTS in just one day!! Watch the slideshow below to see our team in action then scroll down for an amazing story…

Here’s our favorite story: In addition to surgery and medical treatment, we also partner with Restoring Vision to provide free eye glasses to those who have never seen an eye doctor. Yesterday, we met this woman who works as a seamstress and makes Amerindian dresses (like the one she herself is wearing in the cover photo below) in order to earn a living. In recent months, her eyesight grew so poor that she could no longer see the stitches she needed to make, and she had to give up her job – the only income she had for her family.

Medical Missions, Guatemala, Restoring Vision

When she arrived at our clinic, we performed a few quick tests and realized that we could help! Within minutes, this dear woman had on her first pair of glasses and she could see again!! It’s hard to capture the moment in words as she realized that she could go back to work and not have to worry about where her next meal would come from or how she could pay her bills. She kept saying ‘thank you’ over and over again, and our team members felt humbled and amazed that such a small thing could make such a life-changing impact! #ministrythatmatters

Love the stories and want to get involved? This November, Real Impact Missions is heading to Peru for a week of mobile medical clinics during the Thanksgiving Holiday. We take both medical and non-medical personnel, and you can join us! Learn more…