Medical Efforts

Medical Mission Children 

Our Medical Children Inbound program brings children from foreign countries, who are in need of specialized medical care, here to the United States for treatment. We accept children who are in need of specialized medical care, who meet the following criteria:

  1. The condition must not be related to cancer or it's various forms
  2. The child must be able to fly on a commercial airliner and may not have any communicable disease 
  3. We do not accept children with AIDS or immune deficiency, but refer them to a treatment program in their home country
  4. The child must have permission from a living parent or orphanage with legal custody of the child, so that permissions for treatment may be obtained 

These are just a few of the conditions that must be met. There is a very long and complicated process to bring children to the United States for care. Every step must be carefully followed. Our CTOMA Board of Directors and Physicians also consult on children's medical needs around the world.  Our last consult was for a child in Gambia.

CTOMA has sponsored children that have come to receive eye surgery, brain surgery, bowel surgery, and other surgeries for various non-communicable, but dangerous infections. Many of these children would not live, and would not know Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior without the the work of CTOMA in each of their lives. 

Our medical mission inbound program has helped the following children with life saving and life enabling surgeries:

  • Carmen from Ecuador
  • Jaimie, Luz, and Emerson from El Salvador
  • Miranda from Mexico
  • Miguel from the Dominican Republic
  • Enoch from Uganda
  • Saul from El Salvador
Volunteer Work

Volunteer Work

In the past we have done volunteer medical mission work in the Gulf Coast of Mexico areas. Many young children in need of our assistance live out on the peninsula. We assisted volunteers that were already involved in a feeding program down there, and sent vitamins and other necessary medical supplies to help. Later, we started sending volunteer nurses and techs to help assist in the growing medical needs of the people in that area. Another example of some of the work we've done was sending sheets, blankets, socks, and many other supplies down to Brownsville, Texas, where they we're then taken across the border by volunteers. Please view the pictures below to see how our help is needed and what volunteers can be doing.

Previous Mission Trip Experience

CTOMA took a team of 4 medical experts to Lombok, Indonesia to teach for 2 weeks. The team was able to teach Craniofacial Surgery, Pediatric Pain Management, X-Ray Technology, CPR and First Aid. 138 medical professionals participated. We coordinated these arrangements with an Alliance Partner on the Lombok Island, and worked with the hospital administrators in one region of the island to arrange these teaching meetings and courses. This is important to accomplish because it makes precious relationships, imparts knowledge, and enables everyone to better care for needy children. We sincerely appreciate the efforts of Yayasan Keta Peduli, Lombok, for their untiring efforts to see that these classes were a resounding success.

An example of general medical mission experience is best given by sharing information on one of our mission trips to Uganda. We formed a team of 23 hard working people to go to Entebbe, the second largest city in Uganda. In the days following our arrival, we helped with a Bible School for the children. More than 600 children came for 4 days, slept in the school every night and were fed three meals a day. We also visited the orphanages there to give the kids physicals and to treat the sick children. These children came to hear the Word of the Lord and got to enjoy time just being children and having fun. Their lives are hard, and we generously distributed hugs, had a lot of music and the love of Christ in huge amounts. There was plenty of laughter and love to be shared. After the Bible school, the team traveled to the Busia District on the Kenyan border. While we were there, we had over 5000 people come to our clinics from the town of Busia and surrounding villages. Our triage team made it a priority to make sure that very sick patients did not have to wait long. Due to the large number of people, crowd control could be a challenge at times, but we worked hard to accommodate as many people as possible, and give the best treatment that we could. A big thank you goes to John Gross of Kansas City, Missouri for his expertise in handling the huge numbers of people. On the second day of the clinic, patients returned for recheck, and some even returned just to thank us. On the largest day of the clinic operation, we saw 240 patients. We took 44 (50 pound) boxes of supplies that were given to our charity by various donors and we left the Busia District over 800 pounds of medical supplies for 2 local medical clinics in Busia and a village clinic on the border with Kenya. We also fitted adults with reading glasses, and were able to give out 400 pairs. We gave approximately 6500 packages of seed, and many boxes of supplies to the orphanages. We delivered shoes, and clothing. We gave the empty cargo boxes to the orphanages for storage. Everything that we had taken on the mission was used effectively. While running the clinics, we identified a child that needed to come to the United States for life saving treatment. This child received emergency permission to come to the United States to be treated for a life threatening Osteomyelitis in his lower right leg. He was successfully treated and is now back in school in Uganda.

These are examples of the many efforts that are made possible by CTOMA and your kind donations and support.
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