Dr. Quist’s Medical Mission Trip to Cambodia
The Medical Mission trip I took to Cambodia in January with a team from Christ Chapel Bible Church was amazing. Thank you all for your prayers and support, we could not have done it without you. As many of you might remember, in the 1970’s Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge killed 25% of the population of Cambodia and in many ways the country is still trying to recover. The country has limited medical resources for people in rural areas and many have no way to get around to get to help. There are many orphans and impoverished people and few to many people who can help them. But we were blessed and privileged to work with some wonderful and compassionate people who arranged for us to interact and treat a lot of wonderful Cambodians.
We had a team of ~15 medical professionals and another 10 for support and spreading the word of the Gospel. Each person on this trip contributed in amazing ways. The Lord knew exactly who we needed on the team. Despite several setbacks over the course of the trip, including 2/3rd ‘s of our team coming down with some type of intestinal disorder for a few days and the bus breaking down a couple of times, God always made sure we came through and kept us on track. Over the course of the trip we were able to help close to 900 patients medically, we delivered eye glasses as well as water filters to families in need of clean water. We also had the privilege of leading over 150 people to the Lord! This is extraordinary I am told. We worked in a mission hospital, in remote feeding centers, in a government hospital, and even in a Buddhist Temple. The Buddhist leaders said they knew we were Christians and were willing to allow us to share the Gospel, at their temple, in exchange for a medical clinic. Talk about a crazy opportunity.
We had the privilege of working with two of the ladies MANNA sponsored to go to nursing school. It was such a joy to be able to work with them and see them use their talents and education. The head of the medical district for the region was so grateful for our service that he offered to help eliminate any red tape for other teams to bring in equipment for future work! That is favor! Lives were truly changed on this trip, both in those we served and the team that came to serve. Your prayers for our team had a greater impact than you will ever know. You may not know all of the interesting things happening when you are praying, but they are. Here are some pictures of the trip and the fruit of your prayers.