We traded our cold New Year season for the warmth of Praia, Cabo Verde! Located off the west coast of Africa, Cabo Verde or Cape Verde, is a Portuguese-speaking country known for its warm country and even warmer people. We were blessed to work alongside Pastor Luis Nunez and Family Baptist Church, utilizing medical and optical clinics to introduce the community to the Great Physician. Our clinics were so busy and so popular in the community that we even received a visit from the American Ambassador! We were so thankful for the dozens of salvations and for the opportunity to be a light in the darkness in Praia.
February was a busy month for Bradley preaching in five different missions conferences throughout Tennessee, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. We are thankful for new churches interested in hearing about our ministry and faithful supporters wanting to hear updates and do more for missions! Bradley also preached in two local Christian schools this month and we are again reminded of how wonderful it is to receive so much support from the community around Atlanta.
Kelly had the opportunity to take a quick trip to Honduras to evaluate patients for the Rearick Surgical Center. An amazing team of thirteen volunteers headed down soon afterward and were able to complete 14 surgical procedures with one man accepting Christ! Most of the cases were gallbladder removals and hernia repairs. Praise the Lord for life-changing surgeries and Godly servants willing to use their skills for the Lord’s Work!
Please pray for our family as we are in Thailand this week. We are excited about the opportunity to partner with missionary Shane Salmon in Surin, Thailand and Pastor Sudadee of Surin Baptist Church. Please pray for the Word to go forth and that our team of 53 volunteers will be safe and effective in our missions to serve others. This team will include medical, optical, dental, and physical therapy teams and 12 high school students from Strong Rock Christian School in Locust Grove, Georgia. Training the next generation for medical missions is an important part of our ministry.
On April 21st, we will host our first-ever annual black-tie gala to raise funds for our general operational costs. The Lord is growing Medical Missions outreach and we are in awe of how much He has accomplished through this ministry. With growth comes added staff and added costs. Please consider joining us at this gala and participating in our auction!
Thank you for your faithfulness in praying for our family. Please pray for our children as the four oldest will work in Thailand this week. Noah is excited about working with the physical therapy team and we are praying that the Lord clarifies in Noah’s heart some questions he has about future career and ministry choices. Pray also for our tiny David as he will stay behind with Kelly’s parents during this time. We love you and are thankful to be sent forth in this capacity.
Bradley, Kelly, Noah, Jude, Lulu, Ruby Edmondson & David