In a country where most medical care is both expensive and inadequate, fear governs most people’s approach to illness or injuries. All too often we hear medical horror stories of simple infections becoming gangrene or people being poisoned from receiving wrong medication.
Recently, a medical team from the Kona based YWAM visited the multipurpose building. They set up stations for triage, first aid, consultations, pharmacy, and prayer. Medical care was given to over 300 people. From treating illnesses and wounds to offering consultations, vitamins, and medications, the team was able to provide a variety of services for free: a welcome and unusual gift to the community of Saang. The grateful looks on mothers’ faces as they brought their children to the multipurpose building was a wonderful testimony to the blessing that this opportunity was.
Having the multipurpose building available as a place for outreaches such as the Kona YWAM is great. This is what the multipurpose building was constructed for: to serve the community.