Three weeks ago we sponsored a free medical camp in Natayyapalem, an overlooked village on the outskirts of Visakhapatnam. Organized by Gajuwaka Church, the camp, which was staffed by a team of ten healthcare professionals, provided comprehensive medical screenings to 280 villagers over the course of two days.
Those who live in impoverished communities like Natayyapalem have such limited access to healthcare that any opportunity to be assessed and treated by a doctor is rare. Villagers were profoundly grateful for the care they received, and they had nothing but positive things to say about the camp organizer, Gajuwaka Church.
In addition to undergoing a battery of routine tests and receiving a thorough physical examination, each patient was scanned from head to toe using the latest magnetic resonance imaging technology. This allowed for more accurate diagnosis of disease and gave patients a more complete picture of their overall health.
To care for the most vulnerable in a comprehensive way is one of the greatest privileges we have as followers of Jesus Christ. To show mercy, especially to those living under the burden of material poverty, is one of the hallmarks of our faith. To sponsor free medical camps in places like Natayyapalem is a great honor for us. We love the people who live there, and we want to see them flourish in every conceivable way.
Our hope and prayer is that as we continue to serve those who are underserved, many will see our good works and glorify our Father who is in heaven.
If you’d like to help us continue to bring mobile medical camps to impoverished communities like Natayyapalem, we invite you to make a donation to the Master’s Fund. Every dollar helps. Prayer, too, is vital in sustaining the work we do in India — nothing is more powerful and effective than you interceding on our behalf and on behalf of those we serve.
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