Servant Ministries Clinics

Clinic Update

April is our anniversary month; the clinic began in 2004 or 13 years ago. Over the years, we have provided healthcare for thousands of people who place their trust in us for their simple healthcare needs. We have updated our tables, to show the activity that is generated; through our medical and dental care plus our outreach of milk distribution to babies/toddlers. Thank God, that we are able to provide this outreach to the people surrounding Jocotan/Camotan.

Servant Ministries Clinics Program

Servant Ministries began a medical clinic in April of 2004. We saw the need to provide medical care at affordable prices to the people from the mountain villages. There are local health departments that provide free medical attention, but for the most part they don’t have the medicine that is needed to treat the people. Putting a name on their condition without providing the means to alleviate it is of little use. People from the mountain villages are also apprehensive about going to the local health departments. Situations have improved in recent years, but in the past there were real “caste issues” between seeing a patient from the town and seeing one from the mountain village, who are from more pure Mayan descent. We try to treat each patient that comes to our clinic with the respect and love of God that they deserve!

Servant Ministries hosts short term medical teams that come and do outreaches in the remote mountain villages, taking the clinics to the people for one day outreaches. They leave behind their left over meds and this is what allows us to operate the on-going medical clinic for the ministry. Our current schedule is to be open 3 days a week. We have a nurse who operates the clinic and she deals with all of the chronic on-going health issues and we stock the necessary meds to help the people. We are able to offer testing for glucose, breathing treatments and coordinate with a lab when lab tests are necessary.

Also, Ana, our nurse, is a Christian and can many times offer encouragement, counsel and prayer to our patients and they leave having been treated for the “whole person”.

The people pay a minimal fee (equivalent to 2 hours of work at minimum wage) for their consultation with the nurse. This helps to pay for the nurse and receptionist’s wages. Then the meds are given without cost. We run a small store at the clinic as well, to help offset the costs of the clinic and to keep fees charged to a minimum.

As of October of 2007, we began to offer dental service at the clinic as well. We have a local dentist come every Saturday who does extractions, cleanings and fillings at cost. We have seen a tremendous response to this outreach and have appointments made usually for up to 2 months in advance. People have had chronic teeth problems, many times for years, and it is a real blessing to be able to give them a pain free mouth and to help teach them oral hygiene.

In December of 2009 we dedicated a new clinic building to house our medical/dental clinic. It has much larger exam rooms for both medical and dental consultations plus 2 bathrooms, a very large reception/store area and nicer ambiance. The surrounding security wall was brought up to full height. The larger facility allows us to use the reception area to function as a store as well. We sell hygiene products, clothes, toys, school supplies and more. The clinic does not generate enough funding to keeping it running or pay its staff. This store provides the necessary funding to keep our doors open.

In 2010 we became an outreach to babies and toddlers; providing milk to those who are malnourished. Baby formula is like powdered gold and literally keeps these babies alive. Even the local health department sends babies to us that are in need of receiving baby formula, as they do not have the ability to provide it. Toddlers receive full cream powdered milk. We are always in need of donations of both of these types of milk.

In 2012 we added optical care to our clinic’s offered services. We are able to give full eye exams and have thousands of refurbished glasses, provided by a Lion’s Club, to hand out at no cost to the people.

In 2013 we built two storerooms that house our supply of medicine and the inventory for the store. We reach out and help thousands of people each year through the clinic’s many services. If you are interested in helping, please communicate with our US office by calling (810)385-4338 or writing an email to nancy@servantministries.net.

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Medical Service

April is our anniversary month for the ministry medical clinic. It began in April of 2004, so we are now 11 years old! We continue to have a great influence on so many people who trust us with their health care needs. Our Embrace children have free access to the clinic whenever they have needs and most really take advantage of it. Our medical clinic was started with the vision to give quality care to each patient that comes to us and to show them respect and the love of God as we minister to their needs. The fact that people come back, over and over again, speaks to their feeling comfortable in the environment and care that we

provide for them.


PATIENT TALLY FROM APRIL 2016-MARCH 2017

GENERAL PUBLIC

NUMBER OF PATIENTS

TOTAL VISITS

One time visit 472 472
Repeated second visit 49 98
Repeated third visit 14 42
Repeated fourth visit 6 24
Repeated fifth visit 4 20
Repeated sixth visit 2 12
Repeated seventh visit 4 28
Repeated nineth visit 3 27
Repeated thenth visit 1 10
Repeated twelvth 1 12
Repeated fourtheenth visit 1 14
Repeated sixteenth visit 1 16
Repeated ninetheenth visit 1 19
Repeated twentieth one visit 1 21

EMBRACE VISITS

   
One time visit 61 61
Repeated second visit 37 74
Repeated third visit 21 36
Repeated fourth visit 10 40
Repeated fifth visit 7 35
Repeated sixth visit 5 30
Repeated eighth visit 1 8

TOTALS

702 1099
Visits from April 2004-April 2005 1,603 2,224
Visits from April 2005-April 2006 1,147 1,564
Visits from April 2006-April 2007 1,436 1,875
Visits from April 2007-April 2008 976 1,366
Visits from April 2008-April 2009 670 1,024
Visits from April 2009-April 2010 804 1,217
Visits from April 2010-April 2011 1,262 1,555
Visits from April 2011-March 2012 887 1,235
Visits from April 2012-March 2013 1,223 3,107
Visits from April 2013-March 2014 831 1,264
Visits from April 2014-March 2015 1,037 1,492
Visits from April 2015-March 2016 792 1,180

To Date:

12,668

19,103


Update on Milk Distribution to Babies/Toddlers

This outreach continues to bring life saving resources to babies in risk, who would otherwise die. Our baby formula is like powdered gold to these babies! We just bought a shipment of milk with the last of the funds that I had raised from my fundraising effort of almost a year ago. It will cover us for a couple of months! Please consider sending in an offering to allow us to continue to buy more milk to reach out to these “little ones”. We also have full cream powdered milk for the toddlers of 1-2 years of age. Offerings can be sent to the MI office and marked for “Baby Formula”! We want to continue to show these babies in need the love of God and allow them a chance for a future! Something new that we are doing is to provide a special product that is called “13 Cereals” that is supposed to stimulate a mother’s natural milk. Many of our moms are producing a little bit of milk but not enough to sustain their children. If we can increase their own milk supply then it will not be necessary to give them milk for their babies and is the best solution for long-term care.

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DISTRIBUTION OF MILK

Year 2016

Month

# Babies Helped

Lbs. Of Milk Given

January 24 43
February 24 45
March 26 51
April 0 0 We did not have milk
May 1 3
June 18 28
July 15 29
August 19 55
September 16 35
October 16 40
November 19 46
December 22 49
Totals 200 424

Dental Service

Update on Dental Outreach Our dental outreach continues to reach out to many people and provide the basic services to do cleanings, fillings and extractions. Our Embrace children are the ones who mostly fill up our schedule as we only have a dentist that can work on Saturdays. We require the Embrace children to have an annual cleaning, trying to educate the parents of the need to get into preventative oral health care and not wait until extractions are needed. We sometimes take parents of our Embrace children when they have need of a dental appointment, or others from town, as we have the appointment times available to do so. Our fees are about half of what you would pay at other clinics; we are just trying to cover our expenses. We are posting an annual chart to show you the dental activity that happened in 2012, although it also reflects a maternity leave on the part of our de

ntist.

The following table shows the activity of our “Dental Services” that were provided in 2009. Remember that the dentist is only working on Saturdays, so we believe that we have been able to reach a lot of people through this outreach at the ministry’s clinic.

DENTAL SERVICE RENDERED

NAME

Apr 2011 - Mar 2012

Apr 2012 - Mar 2013

Apr 2013 - Mar 2014

Apr 2014 - Mar 2015

Apr 2015 - Mar 2016

Apr 2016 - Mar 2017

TOTALS

TOTALS

Embrace

# of Patients 215 308 406 268 242 267 1706
Extractions 66 129 125 107 70 102 599
Cleanings 165 193 236 144 178 198 1114
Fillings 165 68 73 100 30 17 453
Flouride Treatments 38 193 236 142 177 198 984

Embrace Totals

649

891

1076

761

697

782 4856

General Public

# of Patients   26 30 38 63 55 212
Extractions   26 26 57 72 70 251
Cleanings   3 2 1 3 4 13
Fillings   2 6 1 1 0 10
Flouride Treatments   0 2 0 0 0 2

General Public Totals

 

57

66

97

139

129 488


 

Optical Service

Funds were raised in Graham, TX (through a Presbyterian church and local Rotary Club) to purchase a new piece of equipment called an Auto-Refractor. It was ordered and had to be shipped from China, but has arrived to Texas. This is a table top piece of equipment that is used to give an eye exam. We currently have a portable piece of equipment that does the same thing but this new tabletop style will be great for use in the ministry medical clinic and gives less margin of human error. The portable equipment gives us the freedom to go to a mountain village to do eye testing, so both will be utilized. The new equipment will be hand carried down by a team that is scheduled to come in December. This team will be going out into some villages to do both eye testing and dental care. This will be the first time to take the eye testing to an off-clinic site and we look forward to seeing how we can bless the people who have visual nee

ds!