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Florida Advent Missionaries Bring Medical Care to Peru

posted on January 26, 2015, under Church by

by Carl James

People in the highlands of Peru wait their turn for treatment at a clinic manned by volunteers from Florida Advent Missionaries. (Photo: Sudine Richardson)

People in the highlands of Peru wait their turn for treatment at a clinic manned by volunteers from Florida Advent Missionaries. (Photo: Sudine Richardson)

Volunteers with Florida Advent Missionaries embarked on a flight to Arequipa, Peru, on October 16. Sponsored by South Palm Company in Delray Beach and led by Pastor Carl James, missionaries came from as far as Canada to participate. They brought medical care and the good news of salvation to people in the highlands of Peru.

A medical doctor from New Mexico operated a daily clinic service. Several Peruvian Adventist physicians, a holistic medical practitioner, nurses, and other missionary volunteers assisted in the clinic. Together, they provided daily service to more than 450 patients.

Each day after the clinic, the missionary team spent time in neighborhoods visiting prospective candidates for baptism. This was a follow up to nightly evangelistic meetings and a Week of Prayer held in the local elementary school, middle school, and high school. More than 120 precious souls joined the local church by baptism.

Florida Advent Missionaries bring medical care and the good news of salvation to people in the highlands of Peru. (Photo: Sudine Richardson)

Florida Advent Missionaries bring medical care and the good news of salvation to people in the highlands of Peru. (Photo: Sudine Richardson)

Collectively, the group donated more than $3,000 to help financially strapped churches with infrastructure development.

As word of this group’s effective mission model spreads, invitations have been forthcoming. In February 2015, they will travel to Santiago, Chile, and again in November 2015. These trips are part of South American Division’s Month of Reaping. The intent is to raise 20 new churches in a district and enable leadership to establish a new local conference.

Florida Advent Missionaries continue to welcome dedicated, humble Christians wishing to join their mission of bringing the message of salvation to a dying world.


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