GEMS Maharashtra Zone organized free Medical Camps and were successfully conducted at 32 Shirala and Lavala. 355 patients were treated and were also distributed with New Testament copies.
The medical camp at Lavala was conducted on 2nd Oct 2014 through which 235 people were benefitted. People had come from 17 villages around Lavala.
The camp was opened with prayer by Dr. Shinde and was closed by prayer by Br. Sanjay Panhalkar. Dr. Mrs. Gunaseelan from Gujarat, Dr. Stephenson from Nagercoil & Dr. Shinde from Kolhapur and paramedical staff from Kodoli came and helped with this camp.
All the people were checked by the Doctors and were given medicines and New Testament copies were distributed.
New doors have opened in 10 villages after this medical camp. Praise be to God! The Discipleship Training Centre (DTC) students are given the responsibility to do the follow-up work.
@ 32 Shirala
The parents of our Compassion Project children and their children were invited for the medical camp which was conducted on 3rd Oct 2014 at 32 Shirala. More than 120 people came and were checked at the Camp.
Dr. Stephenson from Nagercoil and Dr. Beulah from Surat came and helped with the Camp and checked the patients. Medivision brought together the Doctors and the medical team.
For the very first time such a medical camp was arranged at 32 Shirala and this helped in building rapport with the community. Br. Amit Powar started the program with prayer and was closed by Br. Sanjay Pokhalekar.
This is a new field which was opened in August 2014 and Br. Hemant Vinthal Kamble is ministering in this village. When the medical camp was arranged here and was in progress, some village people along with the Mukhiya (village headman) came and stopped the camp; though half of the villagers supported the camp.
Pray for the opposition at Sheloshi to fade away and for the follow up. Also pray for all the people who attended the medical camps at Lavala and 32 Shirala. Pray that they may not stop with physical wellbeing but to seek Jesus Christ for their spiritual wholeness. Pray for all the planned follow up too.