Edmondson Family – Medical Missions Outreach

Medical Missions

Dearest Supporters,

Our heaviest season of travel is in full swing. The gospel is steadily going forth even as I type this letter. We are so very thankful for the Lord’s guidance and direction in our ministry and personal lives here at MMO. What a privilege it is to serve Him in this capacity.

Our first annual black-tie gala in April was a huge success. Our donors traveled from all over the country, showing up with tender and generous hearts, ready to give to the Rearick Surgical Center in Honduras. Over $100,000 came in during our auction to purchase surgical equipment! While the gala was being held, we had a team serving at the Rearick performing life-changing gynecological surgeries. Our surgeon prayed with each patient prior to surgery and at least one woman trusted Christ! Please pray for these patients as Beacon Baptist Church in Honduras continues to follow-up.

At the end of April, we sent a small optical team of 10 volunteers back to Faith Baptist Church in Morogoro, Tanzania to serve with Missionary Jerry Wyatt. There were 1308 patients seen for vision care and several hundred accepted Christ. We will be sending yet another optical team, along with medical and physical therapy, to work with the Wyatts in August. Pray for more souls!

In May we were excited to finally make it to Bisofthu, Ethiopia! What a blessing to work alongside Ethiopian doctors in partnership with Missionary Dewayne Wright and his church. We treated over 1800 patients and saw 60 people come to trust Christ. The spiritual climate in Ethiopia is cold with strong Orthodox roots. What a blessing it was to work with these needy people and watch the gospel change hearts!

June found us back in Honduras with another surgical team and medical team working simultaneously! While the general surgeon removed gallbladders and repaired hernias, the 52-person medical and optical team cared for 1842 patients and saw hundreds receive Christ! It was a HOT, but fruitful week!

Two separate teams returned last week from Colombia and Haiti on the same day.  The team of 27 optical volunteers worked in Bucaramanga, Colombia and although their glasses were illegally confiscated in customs, Bradley was able to quickly (as in 36 hours of travel) fly down with a new set of glasses with no problems! The team was able to treat 1503 patients and saw hundreds trust Christ. We are still working on getting our glasses back- please pray in that direction.

The team in Haiti was small, but mighty. These 9 team members flew to the Dominican Republic and boarded a retired navy vessel. They sailed for a day to arrive in Haiti. The sea was rough and most of the team arrived ill and weary. Each day they left the boat to work in hot, difficult conditions amongst starving, sin-sick souls. In total, 815 Haitians received care and heard the gospel. Many made decisions to trust Christ. Our team was stretched and challenged, but we know that we are called to do hard things for Christ. Although it took 44 hours to sail back to the Dominican, our team is home and recovering. Please pray for their hearts and for the people of Haiti who are so desperate and so forgotten. Haiti makes us call to remembrance 2 Corinthians 4:8-10, “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.”

Kelly is currently in the field with a team in Bolivia. This trip was postponed from last fall due to political unrest. Please pray for this large team as we serve in Santa Cruz de la Sierra to work with Missionary Robert Murray. We anticipate great things.

As always, we wish to express our deepest gratitude for your support and prayers. We are indebted to you for your continued encouragement. And as always, we extend an invitation for you to join us on a trip or come visit us in McDonough, Georgia!

Warmest Regards,

Bradley, Kelly, Noah, Jude, LuLu, Ruby, David Edmondson

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