The team returned to the location where they have a church and clinic. Both were built by the church about seven years ago. About 845 patients were seen on this trip by Dr. Bill Johnson, general surgeon with Surgical Associates of Cleveland. He serves as chairman of the mission committee at the church. Others on the team are Jackie Johnson, Pat Hardin, Alan Goslen from Broad Street UMC and Roy Maine from UMC in Marion, Va.
A local nurse was also present. There were several others — pharmacy and nursing, too.
The church supports the project and the clinic is open two days each week with the local nurse and a helper when teams are not there.
Over the years, other projects have included another church and three houses. And another house will be finished on the return trip in July.
In another exciting development from this trip, several people from the Living Waters group came to decide on the installation of a water treatment system at the clinic location.
They agreed that everything was right for the installation. So through the help of the local Sunrise Rotary Club here in Cleveland and others, this installation will take place also in July.
If you have an interest in joining the team, contact Broad Street United Methodist Church, 476-5586, for more details. Dates are July 14 through 21.