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Chiropractic Mission Trip to the Philippines Pt 7

Saturday 2/25/17

Today is Saturday and it was a day to travel with all the Pastors and wives and go to 100 Island State Park. It was a nice break from all the activities this week. The boat ride was in a narrow boat that had bamboo outriggers on its sides. It had a diesel engine that was very loud. The whole experience was remminance of the African Queen as we were bounding up and down with the waves. Once on the Governor's Island we had to jump off on to the sandy beach. After a lunch we climbed the 100 steps to the top over look. Now was the time to register for the zip line. Dave and I we the first to go. Dave first and then myself all appointed in snorkel mask and fins. Time to fly in the sky for 1800 feet of fun. I chose to do some snorkeling and swim back to the beach. After that a little cave exploring and the the boat ride back . On the way we came upon a stranded boat and our driver and 1st mate promptly secured a line with just a small amount of excitement as the boat colided briefly. Half way back our boat ran out of fuel. The disabled boat fortunately had extra fuel. Off again towards shore and a uneventful double boat docking. A little shopping and a 2 hour ride back to the hotel to pick up our recovering teammate. Pizza was our dinner choice. First Shakey's, a blast from the past. However they closed at 8 PM on Saturday night. Second choice was Yellow Cab Pizza. Not to bad, good meats, lite on the sauce though. Back to the hotel. And of course a little adjusting of half a dozen family members of our hosts that were not with us earlier. One more day left and a long flight home. Look for pictures on Facebook!

From the Philippines

Dr. Heimann

Chiropractic Mission Trip to the Philippines Pt 6

It is Friday the 24th the last day of the Medical mission. We were missing one member of our group, Roy was sick.  We had about 60 people come for their health check and to receive an adjustment.  Again they were very appreciative of all we were providing.  Many people heard from the Pastors about the message of Christ.  Later after lunch at the Jolly-Bee we went to another public school .  We handed out booklets on the gospel of John, our host Carmela talked with the 3rd and 4th graders about the importance of GROW. - go to church, -read your Bible, -obey your parent and teachers, -be a witness.  We actually took a little time off to rest before our next event which was a Evangelistic Crusade provided by Basista Bible Church. There were praise songs in Tagalog and Holly sang for us. Since Roy was still sick, I was to his place and gave my testimony of how I chose, when I was 20 to be a follower of Christ rather then just be a church attender. We ended the day with dinner at 10 PM at Chow King.  Also a little different food, not quit Chinese.

Chiropractic Mission Trip to the Philippines Pt 5

Today Thursday the 23rd from the Philippines we were in a all day teaching class with about 20 pastors and some of their wives. The topic was the book of Revelation. This day was my day off from adjusting, however I adjusted all the pastors before the teaching started. After the 8 hour teaching session I adjusted several more pastors and their wives as well. They were so very appreciative. Many remarked how wonderful they felt after their treatment. The teaching was great with a good question and answer time. Jim did the teaching. Later we went to a lady's home where she can board up to 24 college girls. She would like to have a church there for them and others. Jim lead a Bible study on the 1st chapter of Daniel. It was a full day. Tomorrow will be our last medical mission and last crusade. More on that day as it happens. Check out pictures on Facebook at Doyle Heimann or at Heimann Chiropractic Clinic.

DR. Heimann from the Philippines

Chiropractic Mission Trip to the Philippines Pt 4

Wednesday the 22nd we had our third medical mission. We had 70 plus people coming getting checked for sugar levels and blood pressure. we worked about 3 and 1/2 hours. During that time I adjusted all them incuding young children. It seems that shoulder and knee pain are again quite common. As for the knees, I wonder if the cause is arthritis from flip-flops or no shoes at all on cement. The roads are cement and all floors are cement. There is virtually no wood for floors anywhere. Later in the day we went to a public school, where a lady from the church presented the gospel and we handed out little story picture booklets about Bible stories. In the evening we had another outreach to the people who came to the medical mission. Music and a message was given. We had a late night dinner at 10 PM at Mc Donald's. I think that was my first Big Mac in More then 20 years. Can't always eat what you want on these type of trips. Hopefully I will get good night of sleep. I have been very tired and treating all those people 95 degree heat is exhausting. Tomorrow it to be 97, however no medical mission that day.

From the Philippines

Dr. Heimann

Chiropractic Mission Trip to the Philippines Pt 3

Tuesday 2/21, We got a late start because my alarm did not go off. We did our 2nd medical mission. Most of the 56 people were seniors. Their problems ranged from shoulder problems to knees and back pain to neck pain. Many where in their 80 'S and one was 96. The knee problems were mostly bone on bone type issues. We recommended glucosime, but we only had 2 weeks supply to give them and it is extremely expensive here. We continue to see very high blood pressure and high sugar, when we tested them. I was however, able to make a lot of them feel much better. Again we saw patients with much more mobility after working on their shoulder shoulders and neck and back, it is just a shame that they could not have Chiropractic years earlier. This again it is important for us in the US to take advantage of our opportunities in our choice of healthcare. Choosing Chiropractic now will prevent many of the type of conditions that I have seen so far. One thing I forgot to mention is that I saw these 56 patients in 3 and 1/2 hours in 94 plus temperatures, in a 15x20 room with about 25 people. That alone made it even hotter. I was very wet with sweat and tired. The rest of the day we got measured for our special shirts and went to dinner. The other half of the team held a Bible study at a car dealership.

Dr. Heimann