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The Testimony of Charity

As the health books stacked and the sun began to rise high into the sky, everything and everyone began to boil. The clinic was in full swing, seeing patient after patient.  Registration was at the front of this battle. As the books rose 8 piles high across the table, the team came to realize that not all the patients could be seen. At the bottom of the stack was Charity’s…

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Freedom from Shame

Hannah approached our Nurse Practitioner Rhonda with a scarf pulled over one side of her face, her eyes cast down, full of embarrassment and shame. She sat down opposite Rhonda and her translator Susie and pulled back the scarf to reveal a huge keloid scar on her earlobe. This huge mass of scar tissue had built up after her ear had been injured and now it was weighing her down, both…

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Keeping the Water Down

Daniel, a 16-month-old baby boy, came to the clinic severely dehydrated following a week of diarrhea and vomiting.  He hadn’t taken on any fluids for days and was showing all the signs of severe sickness. He was incredibly weak and his body was shutting down. Our American Pediatrician, Dr. Keith, quickly got to work assessing him and determined he needed an IV fluid drip.  Unfortunately, due to the severity of…

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Our Ships in Papua New Guinea

Last week in Lae, Papua New Guinea, history was made. We retired the m/v PACIFIC LINK after an amazing 25 year run in YWAM. She started in Tauranga, New Zealand, then Townsville, Australia and finally Kona, Hawaii. What a strong steel lady she was. She has many great and beautiful stories to tell. It was a bittersweet moment for the YWAM community as our beloved vessel was decommissioned. She will…

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