By Brooke Orozco
My family and I were living in Paraguay, South America for two years, serving as missionaries with the Lutheran Church. On the initial plane ride to Paraguay, we traveled with a team of North Americans making their way down to Paraguay, as well. They were connected with MOST Ministries and heading down to conduct an Eyeglass Clinic for one week.
It was a great stage-setter for us, heading into a long-term project, to see them in action during these days.
Every time a MOST team came, it was an encouragement; a real proverbial shot in the arm.
There was never a shortage of people who needed help, and to the ones we had to turn away, we were able to say they’d be back next year.
When we canvassed the neighborhood to invite people to the free clinic, some of the people we talked with were patients that had been served the previous year. We heard stories of thankfulness and changed lives. Each time MOST ran the clinic, a clear, Biblical “plan of salvation” was shared by the local pastors with everyone who was examined.
Hundreds of people came each time; families and friends of those who came the first time; and all the while the Gospel was spreading, and people were receiving physical help. When they left, we had a list of names of people who’d been to the church that we could contact for future events and invite to worship. It was SUCH an effective tool.
When they left, we had a list of names of people who’d been to the church that we could contact for future events and invite to worship. It was SUCH an effective tool.
MOST is celebrating 25 years of ministry this year. There will be a Celebratory service at St. Luke on April 12 at 2 P.M. with a dessert reception to follow. Please RSVP to Lynn Wrightson at 734.994.7909 ex. 14 or firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1.
Read Sharing Jesus with the Nations by Steve Shaffer to hear about MOST Ministries from a team member’s perspective.