This is our family operated, Non-Profit Organization, Mercy In Action

which focuses on the crisis in Maternal/Newborn/Child health care worldwide. We have been establishing and funding free birth centers for poor families in the Philippines since 1992, and to date more than 12,000 babies have been delivered free of charge for the poorest of the poor in Mercy In Action's Birth Centers, and literally tens of thousands of lives have been helped and healed in the medical outreaches

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Saturday
Jun112011

A very busy month

This has been a very busy month and it's not going to slow down anytime soon. Although we have been working hard and feel the strain of exertion, the overall attitude today is that of joy. Joy for the progress we have seen. Joy for the favor we've been given. Joy for the honor of serving our God.

We were privileged to have Dr. Tim Herndon and his family (Sarah, David, & Aspen) visit us from New Mexico. They came equipped with medications and a willingness to serve. We took full advantage of having New Mexico’s top Pediatrician on hand by scheduling several medical camps where we gave free check ups, health advice, prayer, and medicine where appropriate.

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This little guy was smiling so big just before I took the picture, then he got this sort of "glazed over" look just as I snapped the picture....he was peeing on my shoes at the time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first week our temporary clinic was open we had four births. Four mothers who found support and kindness in their time of childbirth. Four beautiful babies welcomed into this world in the gentlest of ways. Four reminders to us of why we are here. Four does not seem like a lot at first, but being very new to the community, it speaks quite a bit about our potential growth and the need in this area. At this rate, we won’t be surprised if we outgrow this temp clinic very soon. We will continue to pray that God provides the means and trust that He will facilitate our growth.

 

We also welcomed a rather large team of Canadians and Americans who have come to help us physically build the vision for Mercyland; the mountainside property we have bought to build our clinic upon. While we are waiting for our building permits to come through for the clinic’s construction, we are able to build using native materials (bamboo, nepa, etc). The team is currently working on the small native houses which will lodge tribal women who will travel from deep in the mountains before they actually deliver, and which will serve as places they can recover for a few days with midwives support before they travel back into the mountains.

 

And in a huge show of celebration and partnership, our entire team went down to city hall as a courtesy call on the Mayor of Olongapo, the honorable James “Bong” Gordon who gave our clinic the Mayors Permit and took time to encourage us in the work we are doing for this community. 

 

As I write this quick summary, we are gearing up for the Cross-Cultural Maternal/Child Health Care & Disaster Preparedness Training which starts in two days. We're looking forward to a great class!

more info here