Concordia University, Nebraska medical mission team members pose with villagers in Guatamala.
Concordia University, Nebraska medical mission team serves in Guatemala
2012 Jun 13A 16-member team from Concordia University, Nebraska completed a medical mission trip to Guatemala May 22-30. The mission team held medical clinics in two cities, El Progreso and Quebrada de Agua, providing health assessments and medicine for the villagers. Additionally, team members taught children hand washing and other hygiene techniques. The team also built stoves in seven homes with the aim of providing safer methods for cooking. According to Dr. Jennifer Janousek, director of Concordia's public health program and leader of the trip, most people in the villages cook over open fires, which causes respiratory problems and takes a toll on the environment. "What a blessing it was to share my heart and passion of mission work in Guatemala with these amazing students. I pray the people of Guatemala felt God's love as we served in this capacity," said Janousek. Team members shared Bible stories, songs and books with the villagers and spent some time hiking Pacaya Volcano in the mountains of Antigua. The mission team was made up of students from Concordia's Global Health class as well as two professors and a local doctor. The Concordia University, Nebraska student(s) from your area who completed the medical mission trip to Guatemala are: