2017 Vietnam Orthopedic Mission


Over 17 years ago, South Korean churches built a small hospital at the suburb of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It has emergency room and labor room. It caters for the needs of the local community. If the patients are poor, they will provide services free of charge. There are over 10 long-term medical missionaries from South Korea serving in the hospital; some of them have been working for over 10 years. They also provide other community services including serving a nearby school for handicapped children. In addition, they already planned two churches.

The hospital invited HIS Foundation to provide orthopedic services. A 10-member orthopedic team was thus sent to work at the hospital from March 24 to 31. 37 patients were seen at the clinic and 9 were admitted for surgeries. One of the grateful patients is a 42-year old man. His left foot was bitten by a snake over 20 years ago. It caused infection and gangrene of the toes, which were amputated. The foot was deformed and very stiff. He had a lot of pain in the forefoot on walking. He consulted many doctors but did not get proper treatment. Osteotomy and fusion of the foot was preformed to correct the deformity. This unexpected treatment moved him about the unconditional love of Jesus. He wants very much to know more about the Christian faith. This type of example is very common in short-term medical missions. This is also one of the driving forces for many brothers and sisters for joining the missions.

We are still in need of medical volunteers including operating room nurses and anesthesiologists to join our short-term medical teams later this year. If you are a medical professional and are interested, please contact me by e-mail at HISFound@aol.com.

Thank you and God bless you.  

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2017 Qinghai Orthopedic Team