Month: April 2018

ARMS Philippines Medical/Dental Mission Outreach Photos

These photos from the 2018 ARMS Medical Mission Outreach are graciously provided by Mark Sherman.

“A picture says a thousand words,” and this sampling of moments vividly captures a beautiful people, deeply loved by God. It is the privilege of Christians in Action to sponsor Asian Relief Medical Services to provide holistic care, body and spirit, and to work in partnership with local national pastors. The teams typically provide triage, medical and dental work, pharmacy, prayer, and opportunities to hear about Jesus, the ultimate provider for all our needs. 

Here, you will see pictures of our 2018 team providing medical and dental care, and praying with the local people for their needs physical and spiritual. Our team saw and treated more than 4,700 people. More than 3,900 made decisions to put their faith in Jesus Christ.

Our Team:

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Local pastor, Renee (L)

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The People:

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Medical Work:

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Prayer:

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Please pray for the local pastors as they meet people who have made new connections with Jesus.

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“PMMO-2018… Mission Accomplished!”

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The official final numbers! Glory to God! (Check out our FB ARMS page.)

 

 

 

Another ARMS Philippines Medical/Dental Mission Outreach (PMMO) is in the books – recorded in history to the glory of God!
This was one of our largest teams to-date, however, it amazes me what can be accomplished when brothers and sisters in-Christ — half of whom have never met — come together in unity. With the mind of Christ and love in our hearts, ARMS brings folks together quickly as family, which enables us to accomplish much on the field.
I have to make mention of the minor “sugaries” (surgeries — inside joke) that filled our days. Out on the sites, our medical team performed a total of ninety-eight minor surgeries – primarily circumcisions and cyst removals. That’s an average of over sixteen surgeries every day! Glory to God!
Finally, as much medical and dental relief that we brought, so much more spiritual relief was poured out through salvations, prayer, and super-natural healings. God moved among our Team and those sites in a mighty way!
FYI: if you, as a Believer, need a little excitement in your walk, know that you have an open invitation to ARMS-2019. The dates are 08-19 April. LOL! Hope to see you there! All you first-timers… I will treat you like a freshman… and I will feast on your tears! LOL! (Relax. It’s a joke. We always have a great time. Keep in touch.)

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Week #1 Team consisted of 102 missionaries from around the globe! We were united with the mind of Christ and a mission for Christ!

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Week #2 consisted of 75 missionaries, but the workload did not decrease… it increased. LOL! Glory to God!

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Worshiping as a Team is vital for our restoration. We start our days with devo and song, and finish our days with devo and song.

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El Presidente (CinA) preaching the gospel!

NickGuerra_4-19-18_FBrother Keith telling ’em, “Sometimes my friend calls me and says, ‘I have some good news and some bad news.’ I tell my friend to give me the bad news first.” By the time Brother Keith has laid out the bad news, we’re all begging for the “good news”! LOL!

NickGuerra_4-19-18_GAfter sharing the gospel, Tammy led this class in the sinner’s prayer. Glory to God for the souls added to His Kingdom!

NickGuerra_4-19-18_H_pngChildren’s evangelism. Leading the young ones to the Lord.

NickGuerra_4-19-18_I_editThese three young men have received a calling to preach the gospel in Mindanao, a Muslim stronghold. Howard, Christian, and Thaddeus praying favor, power, and protection over them.

NickGuerra_4-19-18_JSandy and I literally conduct 4-6 outreaches every week. Why? Because the harvest is ripe with lost, hurting people, and because evil isn’t taking any time off, so we are compelled. As such, we do need some time off to be poured back into. The CinA missions conference is in September. Sandy and I attended the last conference and it was a time of great rest and restoration for us. The estimated cost for this trip is $7,500.00. This price includes plane tickets, car rental, hotels, food, and an additional week of travel in the US for “reporting and generating” continued support. Please help if you can. My humblest thanks.

In closing…
Thank you for your prayers. They are empowering, they make a difference, and they are coveted!
I declare that as a disciple, your soul is strengthened, and I encourage you to continue in the faith, and remind you that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God! (Ac 14:22)
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In His will,
Pastor Nick & Sandy Guerra

To support the Guerra’s ministry online click here – www.cinami.org/guerra

 

 

“Lord, here am I. Send me.”

(Note from the CinA staff: This report is from Pastor Nick & Sandy Guerra while they are in the Philippines on the ARMS medical/dental mission.)

So week number one is just about completed! From the Holy Ghost fire in our Evangelism section we’ve seen an enormous amount of decisions for Christ. We’ve witnessed super-natural healings – recovery of sight, limbs restored, goiters dissolved, hearing returned.
This Team is the best team ever! (LOL) We have gelled and are working in Kingdom love and unity. Every year, it’s amazing to see ARMS workers come from around the globe and unite so quickly. We are family! And, you have an invite! (Join us next year???)
We also received a powerful, encouraging testimony from a pastor who had been blinded during a surgery, and he also said that he died and visited the pearly gates in a stunning way! He describes knowing immediately that he was created to live in this place for eternity in perfect love with the Lord! He also said that we he came back — because his wife prayed him back – that the first thing he asked his wife was, “Why did you bring me back?!!” LOL! He said the Lord gave him the message to tell all Believers to be encouraged, to press on, your labor is not vain, and that it will all be worth it. Praise God! Hallelujah! NickGuerra_4-06-18_A

 

3 of 7 missions complete! The numbers so far. (Check out our FB ARMS page.)

 

 

 

 

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An accident lodged this wire in his hand for the last ten years. The patient tried to remove it several times on his own, but only ended up destroying the nerves in his fingers. He uses a bandanna to cover it, so it won’t snag. He can’t afford the necessary x-rays to fully determine removal. ARMS is working on assisting this man.

 

NickGuerra_4-06-18_C.pngThis man came into triage complaining only of blurred vision and aching neck. He was treated and asked if there’s anything else he needs assistance with. He basically said, “Oh yeah, there’s this,” and proceeded to show the bottom of his feet. Some sort of flesh eating bacteria has been active in his feet since ’90. It’s eaten into his bones, smelled of great rot, and the doctors said amputation only at this stage. The patient says that amputation is not an option.

NickGuerra_4-06-18_DSandy and I have chosen to give up our lives for Jesus’ sake and for the gospel. We are literally preaching/teaching 4-6 days every week because people are lost and hurting, and, besides, evil isn’t taking any time off. As such, we could use some time off to be poured back into. The triennial Christians In Action mission conference is this September. Sandy and I attended the last conference and it was a time of great rest and restoration for us. The estimated cost for this trip is $7,500.00. This price includes plane tickets, car rental, hotels, food, and an additional week of travel in the US for “reporting and generating” continued support. “Habu” is a snake indigenous to Okinawa, but in this instance H.A.B.U. means “Hook A Brother UP!” Lol! Thanks!

In closing…

Thank you for your prayers. They are empowering and they do make a difference.
Presently, we’re finishing up week #1 in the Philippines. So many souls — young and old — are hearing the gospel and responding with, “What must I do to be saved?” Please pray that the ARMS team finishes strong, as we have three more sites next week.
Lastly, we continue to need your help. We ask that you consider partnering with us through your financial gifts and offerings. Be confident that your support goes directly into Kingdom work and immediately bears Kingdom fruit!
I declare that your speech and your preaching is not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power! (1Cor 2:4)
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In His power,
Pastor Nick & Sandy Guerra

To support the Guerra’s ministry online click here – www.cinami.org/guerra