Pharmacy Students Help in Nicaragua
A short-term medical team made up of pharmacy students from the University of Florida joined me to work with doctors. They not only work in the pharmacy but also they sit with the doctors to see how doctors determine the right medications to give. After the patients are seen, they receive counseling on how to […]
New House in Haiti
Thank you to The Church Mouse for making it possible to build a home for this family in Haiti. Video submitted by Candy Rieger, Missionary Ventures’ missionary in Haiti
Hello from Church in Karamoja, Uganda
Video submitted by Missionary Ventures’ missionary Nigel Harding working in Uganda. Thank you for your support for churches like this one in Tepeth, Karamoja, Uganda.
Kids’ Bible Club in Kenya
Missionary Ventures’ missionaries Brad and Camie Matlack work in Kenya. They share some video of Kids’ Bible Clubs happening at several churches in their area. They were able to reach over 400 children with the good news of Jesus plus a meal and some fun. Thanks to everyone who donated to this project. If you […]
Short-Term Mission Team Lights Up Hospital in Guatemala
The Mazur Electrical short-term mission team came to update the lighting and electrical system in our local “hospital” here is Guatemala. Their great work got lots of notice by the employees and patients. After the lighting updates a medical short-term mission team came to do their yearly week of consults and surgeries at the hospital. […]
Growing Pains at Birthing Center in Oaxaca, Mexico
Article submitted by Lila Quezada, Field Coordinator in Mexico
Here at Casa Compasiva we are experiencing our own version of growing pains. Things are going so well on so many levels (God has done a beautiful work!), but at the same time we are being forced to grow and stretch in so many areas at the same time. It is good growth, but it is so rapid that it is sometimes exhausting, and we don’t even have the option of stopping.
For example, in order to achieve compliance with such-and-such government regulation, we must develop such-and-such a system first, which requires the implementation of such-and-such a program, which is dependent on such-and-such a project already being in place. You get the picture?
We don’t have the luxury of growing slowly; we must advance on many fronts all at the same time!
The result? Casa Compasiva staff members currently have “aching bones” as we all try to make sense out of our shifting roles and struggle to catch up with new requirements and systems. It hurts the most “when it’s raining”– when misunderstandings and relational strains occur from lack of time to communicate and process all the changes.
So all of this is to say: we need your prayers! Please hold us before the throne and ask for God’s peace and comfort as we go through these growing pains.
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