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An Unthinkable Sacrifice

The ruins of the ancient Moche people rise out of the arid, sandy mountainside along the coast of northern Peru. Here, our team climbed the steep, dry slopes to get a view of the Moche temple dated between 100 and 700 AD.  The temple- called the Temple of the Sun-...

Hope, Help, and Healing on an OR Table

Alvaro’s mom got an international phone call from a morgue in Mexico: “Your son is dead. We’ll be sending the body back to Honduras.” Alvaro had been making his sixteenth attempt to cross the border into the U.S. to stay permanently. Previous attempts had varying...

Maia’s Story

When we hold a clinic in an underserved area, we never know who will walk through our doors. Each patient has a need that we are eager to meet. But there are some patients whose needs require special attention. One such patient was Maia, whose mother tells the story...

Lem’s Legacy

Lemuel Brian Finlay, born in Brownwood, Texas, loved Jesus and loved his family. Raised in a military home, Lem’s parents taught him and his brother Jakim the importance of faith in God and loyalty to those they loved. Lem’s high school years were filled with friends,...

No shoes

The red clay in Tanzania swirls thick and choking when stirred up by passing cars. Rich in iron, the clay coats everything in our clinic. It covers our supplies, our hair, our clothing. The bottoms of our shoes become tinted orange within the first day of work and our...

Grace in Tanzania

Mama Grace* washed her clothes by hand and began to hang them on the line in the yard. The Tanzanian sun felt warm upon her face, but the constant breeze kept her from sweating. Her tiny daughter, Eunice*, lay napping on a blanket in the grass. Mama Grace lifted the...