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Medical Missions continued Blog 8

The early morning wake up was so we could go to MBC and participate in a motorcade. It was a outreach to some of the back roads of Malasiqui. We had several vehicles and scooters in our group. Tom and I road on the top of the Jeepnee throwing out candy to the kids. We ended up at the campsite area. We broke up in groups. Dave with the men Debra either women and Tom and I with the teenagers. Tom talked to them about the story of Joseph. Started by explaining how the story was passed down through the generations accurately. Dave talked about finding joy. Deb talked about role of women, from Probverbs 31 After a snack we split up and half went to the church to over see preparations for Dave and Deb’s wedding. The rest went to search for a generator. The power was going to be shut off on Sunday. After 3 hours of searching and negotiating we got one and then made the necessary connections to make it our work for Sunday. We all had a nice dinner together. I did get to bed early however. One day left.

Dr. Doyle from the Philippines

Medical Missions continued Blog 7

 
Friday we got up early and went out to 100 Islands state park. It was a couple hours drive North. The boat ride was about 25 minutes, once there we enjoyed the nice weather and went into the water. It was rocky with coral, so floating was the best. There were small jellyfish and Tom got stung several times. We had lunch that we bought with us. Later four of us went up the top of the Island and took the zip line to the other island. It was about 2000 feet.
We had the boat ride back, a few minutes of looking at the souvenirs. We ended up at a Shakey’s pizza for dinner. Back to the hotel and a 5 am wake up call to follow.

Dr. Doyle from the Philippines

Medical Mission to the Philippines continued

Thursday 1/31 is our last day for medical mission. When set up at house of president of a senior citizen group. There were about 60 people that we able to see. I actually adjusted about 70 people a few extras that did not get recorded and a few volunteers. The average age was 69 and the systolic blood pressure was 170 and sugar was over 110. I worked on several with shoulder problems. We saw people that had arthritis in their knees and ankles, this was a common problem. There were also several that had history of a stroke. This is related to the high blood pressure. Everyone was very appreciative of all that we did for them. We had a couple hours of rest and then a 45 minute ride to the site of our last nighttime service. After the first few songs Tom opened in a prayer and then I gave my testimony again. This time I explained that just one sin separates from God because he is holy and can not look upon sin. I said I was a good kid growing up and that I was a nice guy but I had disobeyed my parents, had lied before and other sins. Sin kept me from God.  I said I chose 40 years ago to accept God’s free gift of his son as my personal savior. Holly sang a solo. After the message we went out for dinner. McDonald’s again, only choice. At least I did get something different each time. Late night and have to wake up at 530 am for trip to 100 Islands with the pastors and their wives.

Dr. Heimann from the Philippines

Medical Missions continued

 

Wednesday 1/30 our second medical mission. We went to the Malasiqui To set up our mission to a group of seniors. We checked blood pressure and temperature and sugar levels as in previous settings. I performed adjustments and worked on a few shoulders as well. The average age was in the 70’s. Maybe 80-90% had high blood pressure and high sugar. Lot of what appears to be both knee and ankle arthritis. They walk on concrete a lot and do not most have quality foot wear. In spite of these issues that I could not help, I was able to give some relief to many of them. However the most important thing was they had a chance to hear about Jesus and his sacrifice for our sins. Later we rested a little and got my first real manicure. My nails were in bad shape, snagging on people’s clothes. Nice and smooth and clean now. I guess it is s occupational hazard when you do construction for a hobby and work. Now they look like doctor’s hands, just with callouses. We ended day with a night time service outside in a neighborhood. Tom gave his testimony and there were songs in Tagalog and one in English. A late dinners at McDonald’s, still lots of confusion in the order. They can not get right. They write everyone’s order down then put into the register. That’s where it gets screwed up. No big deal, now our running joke about how it will take for ever to get food. Nothing else is open at 10pm. We got back to the hotel at 1145 or so. Long day. Tomorrow is the next medical mission to another senior group.

Dr. Doyle from the Philippines

 

Medical Missions continued

Tuesday 1/29 we to a high school and elementary school to talk the kids. We had 4 groups. A Filipina (a woman Philippine) and one from our team in each group. The wordless book was presented by the Filipina and we helped by passing out a special booklet which tells the story of man and his original sin and God’s plan for redeeming us. The students were very receptive to the presentation and the booklet. We had lunch and then came back to the Malasiqui Bible Church for the graduation of eleven pastors from specialized training in ministry. I also was called on to give treatment to another 5 people. One of them had a shoulder problem that I had worked on two years ago. Apparently helped a lot back then. This time I helped him a lot but also gave him several exercises to to do to keep it improving. It was also a long day we closed down another restaurant (Jollibe) by eating dinner at 5 minutes before closing, which was 10 pm.

Dr. Doyle from the Philippines