A Nazarene medical corps provided more than 600 medical consultations to the migrant community on the southern Mexican border area of Tapachula, Chiapas. They also led a special time for more than 50 children who heard the message of the gospel.

The corps mobilized from September 24-26 and attended to people from Haiti, Central America, and South America. Among the most frequent conditions they encountered were gastrointestinal issues, headaches, chronic diseases, dermatitis, cavities and dental pain, muscle pain, emotional pain.

The volunteer health professionals in great part are young and from south, sierra, south pacific, and the southern border districts and include general medical doctors, nurses, radiologists, physical therapists, and psychologists.

Doctor Aparicio, from the corps, said that one mother originally from El Salvador came to them worried about the health of her daughter who had symptoms such as diarrhea, fever, and weight loss. While the doctor was assisting this young patient, she gave her diagnosis, medications, and she also shared the message of faith and hope in Jesus Christ.

During this time of serving, the team noticed the presence of many children in the nearby park, and they invited them to play games and sing children’s songs. This allowed them to present the message of Jesus Christ, to pray with them, and to identify various emotional problems. “It was a beautiful time,” said Edi Montejo of NCM in Mexico.

“The Word of God as declared in Mark 9:41 says, ‘Truly I tell you, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to the Messiah will certainly not lose their reward,’ said Montejo.” “Everyone can help; we can motivate the churches of the Nazarene around the world to serve with love, respect, and grace, to participate with sincerity in local Nazarene Compassionate Ministries. This is what it means to live the practical holiness of God.”

Source: Edi Montejo, NCM Mexico