MedicalMercyKenya

Join Medical Mercy in Kenya, May 16-25, 2014!

Trip is full, see you in May!

Medical Mercy is returning to Malindi, Kenya, where they served several One Child Matters projects with a team of Kenyan Health Care Workers in 2010. This trip will again help a team of project staff and pastors who will be training as Health Care Workers to build their skills, providing an invaluable resource to these communities so far removed from basic health care.

What is the impact of this type of trip? One of the pastors trained as a health care worker in 2010 has this to say:

Many of the parents of the children seen at the clinics were touched by the fact that one of their own, their community pastors and teachers, were giving of themselves to help others in ways that were never expected. The patients and parents were comforted by the fact that the hands that were touching them, were hands that were known to them and part of their culture. Pastor Daniel said it finally made sense to him and the other HCWs what I have been sharing with them all this week: the most powerful tool or medicine that they will bring to their patients is themselves. Affirmation given that what we did was blessed and bountiful. The children of One Child Matters are better for it. The villages and the communities are better for it.

Join us on this purposeful adventure to bring a ministry of presence and hope to the children and families in Malindi!

How does Medical Mercy work?

The children will receive life saving medicine free of charge. They will go through our nutritional assessment program, receive medical exams, medicine, vitamins and deworming medicine. We will work with local pastors, project directors and teachers. Our goal is to offer medical and nutritional care to our children, meeting their physical needs, so their hearts and minds will be open to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

The most important medicine you will administer is your presence. While there are many spots open for medical professionals to help assess the nutritional status and provide basic examinations, lay people are also welcome to help ensure the clinics run smoothly by providing nutritional assessments of the children, data entry, helping to organize the pharmacy, and entertaining children as they wait.

Important Information

COST OF THE TRIP: TBD
The price will be confirmed once airfare is secured.

TRIP CAPACITY: 20 people

TRIP DEPOSIT: $300 (nonrefundable)

What does this pay for?
Includes: all meals, accommodations, flights, transportation, cost of medical equipment and supplies, excursions, and gratuities
Excludes: meals in transit, souvenirs, and elective entertainment

Other Information

AGE LIMIT: Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent; all applications are subject to approval.

PLEASE NOTE: A valid passport is required for travel but not required at time of application. All passports MUST be valid 6 months after the mission trip. The traveler is responsible for seeking medical advice concerning updating your immunizations. Further information on medical and safety preparations for the trip will be provided following approval of each traveler's application.

NEED HELP? If you have a unique situation or questions that are not addressed here, please feel free to email the Medical Mercy Coordinator, Kelly Ramsland, at kellyrams@cox.net.

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Trip Deposits and Payments

Your seat is NOT reserved until we receive a deposit. A deposit can be made following registration by check or credit card. Checks made out to One Child Matters can be sent to:

Kelly Ramsland
754 E. Maria Lane
Tempe, AZ 85284

Be sure to follow these instructions for ALL checks both personal as well as from friends and family.

  • Make the check out to One Child Matters.
  • Leave the memo line blank. If your name is on the check, kindly ask them to send a new check.
  • Ask that the check be sent directly to you. Collect checks and send them together before the deadline.

Credit card payments can be made by contacting Kelly at (480) 250-7183 or by completing the credit card payment form below. If you use the form, please mail the completed form to Kelly at the address listed above or email it to her at kellyrams@cox.net.

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