Monday, July 2, 2007

A Day filled with Miracles!

Friday night, the day before the medical missions, weather forecast showed 60% chance of rain. The medical missions organizers, about 50 dedicated, came together and laid out a makeshift pharmacy, a dental clinic for 22 volunteer dentists, general medicine clinic for 12 volunteer doctors, blood letting area and an eye check up station with 250 eyeglasses neatly laid out on the table ready to be given out for free. We prayed corporately and claimed for a sunny weather for the “big day”.
The next day was a miracle! July 28, God answered the cry of our hearts in the early light of the morning, a beautiful sunny day! I saw the smiling faces of about a hundred volunteers geared up for the long haul with eager, excited hearts to see young and old alike arrive at Ikthus center. Double lines began forming early at the registration counter that stretched up to about 20 meters. Around 1300 recipients from 5 barangays and walk-ins waited in line to avail of the medical services.
Operation Care Ministry (OCM) was born in 2004 to address the physical and spiritual needs of indigents around the city. By sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ and the abundance of medical blessings, OCM gives hope and healing.

The ministry conducts two to three medical missions in a year. Each OCM event treats about 1500 recipients from chosen barangays. OCM offers Electrocardiogram (ECG) check-up, Blood Sugar Determination (BSD), Tooth Extraction, Eye Check-up with reading glasses, medical consultation and medicines, Surgical Services like Circumcision and Local mass excision, Cataract Operation screening, aside from partnering with Red Cross for Blood Letting activities. All of these services are offered for free.
We thank the medical doctors, dentists, nurses, and volunteers with their gifts of time and commitment. We also thank the Lord for those that journeyed with us in prayers. And for those that gave material resources and donations, may God abundantly bless you more!
Because of the need to continue on with our mission, we will facilitate blood letting activity on September 15 in collaboration with Philippine National Red Cross – Bacolod Chapter. Then on December 8, a comprehensive medical missions in all disciplines will also be conducted.Our goal is to be faithful servants of God. We long to be used by Him and to willingly serve Him fully. We strive to provide love and medical care to the hurting and suffering people in this world. In everything we do, we return all the glory and honor back to Him!
OCM video below: