Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Medical and Dental Mission from S. Korea...

[Dental services.............................Medical services................................Patients waiting outside........]

Hearts and Hands International is an NGO in S. Korea. Its focus is to provide medical and dental services for the poor in developing countries in the name of Jesus Christ, reflecting His love.

Hearts and Hands International is in the process of establishing its first overseas office in Rwanda. Dr. Minsu Koh, a veterinarian doctor by profession, represents Hearts and Hands International, but came to Rwanda as a missionary to help establish its first overseas office in Rwanda. His wife Aesim and their son Kyungchul came together.

As part of its initial mission programs, Hears and Hands International has sent a group of medical and dental professionals recently, totaling eight. They included two dentists, one physician, two dental higienists and two assistants. Together with five additional people who are expatriates to Rwanda, they provided medical and dental services in Musanze and Nyaruguru Districts from September 12th to 15th. All in all, they treated approximately 400 patients and provided medicines for a few hundreds of additional people.

Kristin as a registered nurse in the U.S. was one of the Rwandan residents who helped the ministry. And, UOB worked together with Hearts and Hands International in its outreach and ministry to the residents in Nyaruguru.

Hears and Hands International plans to send the health care mission team every six months and UOB plans to continue collaborating with them in their outreach and ministry. Their commitment to serving the poor is in line with UOB's mission and also with what Jesus himself said in response to John Baptist's question if He (Jesus) was the messiah:

Jesus replied, "Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor. Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me." (Matthew 11:4-6)

May God bless His people who are doing good works in the name of Jesus and spreading the good news to the poor! - Jeffrey

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