Did You Know?
Do you know the early signs of acute respiratory infection, diarrhetic diseases, malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS? Most of us don’t have to worry, because if we were experiencing any symptoms that concerned us, most of us could have it checked out at our local clinic or hospital.
If the medical condition requires that the patient take medication or receive treatment of any kind, chances are there’s no money, so the patient’s chance of survival is minimal.
I cannot describe the heartache of parents who have lost children because of malaria or pneumonia—two of the most prevalent causes of death among infants and very young children in our missions.
We Need Clinics
The Franciscans care about the well-being of all people, their spiritual health as well as their physical health. Our missionaries need small medical walk-in clinics. With $20,000, a small, medical walk-in clinic can be built. If you can provide one, the Franciscans will acknowledge you by putting a small plaque with your name on it inside the clinic. Whether you give the full amount or share in the building of one, we know your name and most of all—God does.