Chiapas Copainala, Mexico: March 8 – 16, 2019
Mission Purpose – To bring compassionate care and the message of the Gospel to the people of Copainala, Chiapas Mexico.
Mission History: The first mission trip to Chiapas Copainala was in 2011. To date, HHMM has conducted 7 missions to this region of the world. Over 108 missionaries have attended to the needs of over 8,550 patients. Additionally, over 240 people have received dental care.
The overall impact has been positive, we have been able to develop good relationships with local church and other local officials. Our future plans include continuing to build the mission and to offer medical students an opportunity to serve on a mission during spring break.
Destinations: After the mission is complete; we go on a boat ride through the amazing Cañón del Sumidero. Then, we visit San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas to close with the farewell dinner. Upon returning to Mexico City we go on a Pilgrimage to visit our Lady of Guadalupe’s Shrine. These are the words spoken by Blessed Virgin Mary at the hill of Tepeyac to Juan Diego:
"Am I not here, I, who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not the source of your joy? Are you not in the hollow of my mantle, in the crossing of my arms? Do you need anything more? Let nothing else worry you, disturb you.”
Local Needs –The people suffer from Hypertension, diabetes, respiratory and gastric infections, skin diseases, others.
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Non-surgical: This is a non-surgical mission
Types of specialties needed for this mission:
- Family Medicine Providers (Physicians, Physician Assistants (PA's), Nurse Practitioners (NP’s)
- Dentistry: Dentists and Dental Hygienists
- Pharmacists and pharmacy Techs
- Nursing: RN’s and LVN’s
- Physical Therapist and Chiropractor
- Natural Family Planning Instructors
- Non-medical volunteers
- Spanish Translators