As mentioned before, health care is not stable in Guatemala. Most of the time the health centers don’t have doctors or even medicine to give. Many people don’t have the means necessary to pay for a visit to the doctor let alone medicine. Dentists also are very rare in some towns and many people here don’t see a dentist visit as affordable. Sometimes there are sicknesses/diseases that we have to transfer to a specialist. However, many times it’s a quick recovery as long as the ones who are ill have the appropriate medications, which they usually don’t.
Here is where medical teams become an amazing support for our communities. Medical/Dental clinics are a great way to bring healing and hope to them; firstly, through medical care and medicines, but secondly, allowing the team to minister, for while people are waiting in line to see the doctor and get their medicine there is a plethora of ways to share and show the love of Christ.
If you have a heart for people and would be interested in bringing a medical team and supplies to Guatemala, please pray for God to provide the leadership with wisdom and the necessary funding. Your contribution would be a tremendous blessing. You can see our Get Involved page for more information.