The work expands
LAST YEAR SAW the ministry of O Bom Samaritano with 185 healthcare workers involved in our 39 healthcare houses now established in four districts. Our records show that 35,462 villagers have received various treatments and over 727 babies and orphans receive food from our programmes daily.
The Word of God goes hand in hand with our humanitarian work. Many of our workers and patients have become followers of Jesus Christ and been water baptised. The power of God has seen many set free from evil spirits.
Deborah Grauer and I will soon relocate to another area considered the ‘heartbeat’ of the Macua Nahara people. We plan to establish more healthcare centres in order to help local villagers who have no access to medical care. It is a new and exciting challenge, one for which we are believing the Holy Spirit to go before us and give us immediate favour within the new Muslim communities as we demonstrate the love of Jesus among them. Please pray for us.
Myriam is a trained pediatric nurse and has worked in Monapo under Maziotela Ministries (started by the Ayling family who also works with WO) since March 2004. Specialist areas include preventive medicine, first aid and a project aimed at feeding the homeless, especially children. Myriam began using natural medicine in Maziotela in August of 2004. She is training local paramedics using teaching material from Anamed (Action Natural Medicine).
The three Mozambicans receive their training from Myriam. The literature and teaching material is supplied by Anamed. These paramedics work on a voluntary basis in groups of 3 to 10 people. To avoid corruption and promote a high quality of treatment, they work in shifts.
In August 2007 the paramedics who were trained between 2004 and 2006 and who are already employed, received goats. They breed the goats to stem the extreme poverty so that they can produce an income for their own needs.