Sunday, March 29, 2009

Medical Missionary Trip to the Philippines

My daughter, Anastasia is going back to the Philippines for a second Medical Missionary Trip.

Here is the Youtube video of the last one:

She is wearing pink at about 1 minute into the video.

A letter about this year's trip to Ana states thus:

First up, the mission on July 26-31 will be in Alabel, Sarangani Province again. It's a poor agricultural town where many of the residents do not own the land they till. The rich landowners do not live in the area. It is rare to find a home there that can accommodate local or foreign guests. So all volunteers shall be packed in the xxxxxx (5 or 8 or 9 volunteers per room). Some rooms will have malfunctioning airconditioners, and perhaps one or two volunteers will see a snake sneaking across the ground floor.

And another note:

Many of the people we will be serving will be Muslims and other tribal people who feel a certain hostility towards Christians. Therefore, volunteers must be in their friendliest best. Patience, patience, patience. But I do remember your patience and your friendly smiles from 2007, so I suppose you will manage.

There is a blog (what else?) documenting the kind of work they will be doing at Rosa Mystic Health Mission.

Please pray for the safety of the doctors, nurses and medical assistants who will be traveling to give free medical care to the people of the Philippines but most importantly sharing the hope that is within them.

"But sanctify the Lord Christ in your hearts, being ready always to satisfy every one that asketh you a reason of that hope which is in you."
1 Peter 3:15 Douay Rheims


NCTradCatholic said...

Pretty in pink!

Madeline said...

Ana's also in Blue, at the far right of the picture at 20 seconds in the video.