Setting up makeshift clinics, providing free medical consultations, dispensing medicine, and more – these were all in a day’s work for 49 volunteers from New Creation Church (NCC) who were in Batam, Indonesia, for a medical mission trip.
Held between 6 and 8 November 2014, the team was led by Pastor Lawrence Lim and comprised doctors, pharmacists and nurses.
Pastor Lawrence briefing our volunteers.
Over three days, a total of 967 people turned up for free medical consultations, and learnt about good hygiene, and prenatal and post-natal care at our free workshops. The recipients consisted of school children, underprivileged villagers and resettled slum dwellers living around Pondok Kasih School (House of Love). Our volunteers also had the privilege to pray for patients, and share the gospel with those who were interested to learn more about Jesus.
For pharmacist Amelia Suen, 23, it was a precious opportunity to be God’s hands and feet, and to share the love of Jesus. “We asked this lady if she wanted prayers and she just kept crying throughout the prayer,” the NCC volunteer shared. “It was precious as I realised that by taking that step of boldness to ask to pray for her, the lady was loved by Jesus Himself.”
“I feel so blessed and am already looking forward to going for the next medical trip!” she concluded.
300 children from two local schools received free health checks and took home gift bags containing a toothbrush, soap, biscuits and a bottle of water.
The makeshift pharmacy where our volunteers dispensed free medicine to needy patients.
Our volunteer conducting a prenatal talk for expectant mothers.
Ministering to villagers who requested for prayer.