Clinica el Samaritano de Nejapa
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|Receptionist Reyna and Nurse Yahaira|
AMOS and clinica El Samaritano realizes the need to provide mental health services to its patients and its staff. Therefore, a mental health survey was developed to screen those who visit the clinic as well as its staff for depression. I have been helping out in performing these screenings and this has allowed me to have that one on one time with patients or their family members. Many have shared their concerns and their life stories with me. After hearing their stories I felt the need to pray with them and asked for God's peace and grace in their lives.
An older patient shared with me how worried she was about her health. She has been dealing with a non-healing sore on her leg for months and now she was being seen for pain and redness to her left hand and wrist. She felt hopeless because of her poverty and no one could help her. I asked if I could pray with her and she nodded her head yes. I asked God to hear her concerns, and just as God has established healthcare workers to do this great ministry of caring for others He has also given them wisdom to carry out their work. I prayed for when she went in to see the doctor she would hear good news. After our prayer she went in to see the doctor. Afterwards I asked her how it went. She was very happy and grabbed my arm and held my hand. She said the doctor told her the sore on her leg was healing well and the redness on her arm was only a rash and could be treated with an ointment. "Please keep praying for me." she asked.
It feels wonderful to share with them God's peace and the good news of His grace. I am grateful to be used by God. A small prayer, one person at a time, can help spread the abundant grace of our Lord Jesus Christ!
|Clinic staff and me|