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Nicaragua Trip: July 2015

For several years, Dr. Adrian Cross has been a team leader for a yearly medical mission trip to Nicaragua. Each year several pharmacy students travel with him to help provide care for the people and spread the gospel in the process. In the past, students have spent their time filling prescriptions in the pharmacy, taking blood pressures, assisting dental teams and various other medical practices. During their time there the students are able to play with children and spread God's word to the local village people. July 3–11, 2015, eight students will be going on the trip (Sarah Beth Stephens, Katelyn Ray, Sara Muir, Tyler Jackson, Anna Coln, Stephanie Shackelford, Alayna Owens and Brittany Powers) and will work alongside Dr. Cross and other healthcare providers.

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Honduras Trip: Jan. 2014

Eight pharmacy students (Ashley Pugh, Courtney Cockrill, Allison Todd, Weatherly Moore, Keri Burgess, Cory Rossmann, Jared Pritchard and Brittany Powers) and four faculty members (Kim Lindsey, Lauren Peyton, Deidra Easley and Alfred Custer) traveled to Tegucigalpa, Honduras January 11–18, 2014. Team members partnered with World Gospel Outreach (WGO) and worked alongside Honduran doctors, dentists and pharmacists. Students and faculty took blood pressures, performed blood glucose checks and administered nebulizer treatments in the medical clinic; assisted in the dental clinic and filled many prescriptions in the pharmacy. They also served in evangelism with teens and adults and in the children's ministry; in these areas, team members prayed with, shared the story of salvation and lead some to Christ. Also, in the children's ministry, children were inspected and treated for lice if seen, and all children got their hair washed, styled and the girls could get their nails painted.

The first two days of brigade (Monday and Tuesday) were conducted at the Iglesia Vida Nueva Pentecostes and the last two (Thursday and Friday) were at the Iglesia El Cordero. During the four days of clinic, there were 1329 patients seen in the medical clinic and 332 people in the dental clinic. Those who participated in evangelism totaled 670; 182 either accepted Jesus as their Savior or recommitted their lives to Him.

There were two days of touring and fun. The team worshiped at the Iglesia El Cordero and then had an authentic Honduran meal at El Patio on Sunday. There was also a short visit to a park and shopping from a local vendor. On Wednesday, team members had a picnic lunch and saw the Christ statue at a local park, Picacho. Afterwards, they went to Valle De Angeles for a two hour souvenir shopping spree.

Many were blessed and there were many lives, both Hondurans and Americans, that will forever be changed after our week together. To view a short video of the week, you can visit www.wgoreach.org.

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UUSOP Honduras Medical Mission Team: Jan. 2013

5 faculty members, 1 alumnus and 27 students from the UUSOP went to Tegucigalpa, Honduras, January 5–12, 2013, with World Gospel Outreach to participate in a medical mission trip. Not only did the UUSOP team work in the pharmacy, they also assisted dental and medical teams with seeing more than 2,000 patients during the week. Additionally, the team played with children from nearby villages and provided treatment and hair washing to remove lice. They shared the gospel of Christ with both the children and adults that passed through each medical brigade. Several members also poured a concrete floor in the pastor's one-room house and another concrete pad so the pastor could add on to his home in the future. Many hearts and lives were blessed not only of those being served but of those doing the serving.

Pharmacy students meet spiritual, physical needs in Belize

When Houston Wyatt arrived in Belize in January as part of a mission trip, it was the first time he had ever left the United States. "We went to help those people in any way we could," said Wyatt, a third-year pharmacy student at Union University. "We were helped just as much as they were, as far as seeing how they live and how grateful and humble they were about the situation they were in." Wyatt was one of 35 people from the Union School of Pharmacy who traveled to Hattieville, Belize, to do a variety of ministry and healthcare work among the impoverished there. The group included 25 students and 10 faculty, staff and community partners...MORE

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