Guatemala Outreach Update

Larry Turnipseed

September 2018

Mt. Olive has helped many people over the years in Guatemala, but the need for assistance after the recent volcanic eruptions was great and our church family has come together to send them much needed help.

On July 1st, a small CALMS relief team traveled to Guatemala to work with Dr. Elry Oresco, M.D. in the little villages of Amatilan and La Trinidad, about 30 miles outside Guatemala City. I have met and stayed with Dr. Elry and his wife Liz and know of their dedication to the people that have been affected by this disaster.

Dr. Elry is uniquely qualified because not only is he a medical doctor, that lives and works among the indigenous people of the area, but he is also ordained as a Lutheran pastor. He is able to treat the respiratory infections, allergic reactions and skin problems associated with the eruption as well as care for his patients emotionally and spiritually.

Through the generosity of our congregation we have sent Dr. Elry $1,500 through C.A.L.M.S. (Central American Lutheran Mission Society) to help support his efforts. He will use these donations for antibiotics, oral, topical and injectable medications. He is also providing nutritional supplements for the 200 or so displaced people that have been arriving by foot at his little medical clinic daily looking for help.

Any continued support for Dr. Elry’s Clinic would be greatly appreciated and we will continue to accept badly needed donations until the end of September. Anything you give will go a long way to help and 100% of what we receive will be passed along, through our partners at C.A.L.M.S., directly to Dr. Elry.

Thank you for helping us reach out and share the love of Jesus and your continued support of our mission efforts to help the people of Guatemala!

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