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November 2010 | Vol. 7 | Issue 3 Amber & Cheryl Goodman pg 1 Diane Haessler pg 3 For I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty ... Matthew 25: 35-40 Cambodia Oct. 29 - Nov. 12, 2010 Mission Statistics Cambodia November - 2010 Mother, daughter fill the need in FMM pharmacy in Cambodia Medical Clinic More than 1500 seen in the medical clinic. Sometimes, he would tell me all Pharmacy persistence pays these stories about More than 4,000 prescriptions filled. off. Mother and these trips. He daughter, Cheryl brought me a gift Eye Clinic and Amber Good- from Cambodia.” More than 1000 pairs of man, of Blount- Spencer fin- glasses given away. stown, Florida, ished his therapy, Dental Clinic were a part of but then several More than 800 teeth Faith Medical months later he was were pulled from 308 Missions’ No- back, fresh from a patients. vember trip to new trip. He asked Surgeries Cambodia. They her when she was 14 referred for tests were introduced to Faith Medical Missions going sign up. 12 required surgery by word of mouth. God saw fit to put a “I said, ‘I think I would like to,’” she 11 surgeries completed regular team member in Amber’s path who remembered. “It was kind of like, ‘Ok, I Evangelism is always willing to share a story. can do that.’ That started it all.” More than 300 In 2007, Spencer Carey needed the In the winter of 2008, Amber made the professions of faith. help of a physical therapist. While Amber, trip to Guatemala and fell in love. a physical therapist at Jackson Hospital, “My goal is it do it once a year,” she Faith Medical Missions treated him for his shoulder, Spencer said. “The more I do, the more I want to PO Box 1626 Chickasha, OK 73023 talked. do.” “He would tell me stories about these Amber said she always felt called to (405) 224-0069 trips he had been on,” Amber said. “I had missions, but was apprehensive. The only (405) 224-1755 done some mission work right out of high missionaries she knew left everything www.faithmed.org school so it had been almost 10 years, and Please see Pharmacy, page 2 Pharmacy Continued from page 1 to move out of the country for years. When she landed in Guatemala with FMM, Amber found a different option for missions. She loved the structure of how the clinics were set up and the traffic flow of patients through the stations. She had a heart for the people and their plight, found a place in the family of team members and knew she would be going back home in nine days. “This was a confirmation for me - of my heart and things I wanted to do in my life. I didn’t just want to go to the job day in and day out and go through the motions. I didn’t want to do that. I wanted to make a difference. I re- ally felt like Faith Medical Missions opened up that oppor- tunity for me. I felt like it was what I was supposed to do.” Right after they got back home from Guatemala, Spen- cer started selling her on a trip to Cambodia. Nine months Amber Goodman visits with some children in Cambodia. before the plane was going to leave, Amber was making arrangements with her boss. been right around our little town. I thought it would be a “Spencer was right,” she said. “I loved Asia and the great experience.” Orient. It was different from where I had been. It was neat Cheryl, a nurse, manages the family’s pharmacy. She to see that part of the world.” and Amber handled the team’s pharmacy in Cambodia. For the most recent trip to Cambodia, Amber invited I thought it was an all-around wonderful experience,” her mother, Cheryl. She also passed along a message: Spen- Cheryl said. “I thought it was great how they work every cer said to get your passport ready. aspect of helping the sick and needy but also evangelizing “She did kind of coax me into coming,” Cheryl said. and trying to win souls for the Kingdom. I wanted to be “I had always wanted to do something like that. I work in part of doing the work of the Lord, helping people in need the church in the children’s ministry and I have just always and showing the love of God to everybody.” Cheryl was also excited to be part of something Amber loved and part of sharing the love of God. “I think what I enjoyed most and what stood out was the children. My heart is with children. In each of the vil- lages it was amazing to see how they made do with what they had. It seemed like they were happy with anything you were willing to do for them.” Thanks to a story here and there and some encourage- ment from Spencer Carey, Cheryl and Amber would both like to make another team. “I love FMM and the people who are involved in it,” Amber said. “They just make me feel like I’m part of the family. They are all different ages and all different back- grounds and when I go I feel like I’m seeing family I haven’t seen in six months. After the second trip, I felt like I was part of the family, and I love that about the organi- zation. I want to support them and go on more and more trips, as many as I can, and be a part of what God’s doing Cheryl Goodman in Cambodia. through them.” Remembering Diane Haessler A year ago, while the team was in Cambodia, we re- their medical needs. Diane Haessler was ceived word on two of our FMM family members: Dr. the definition of compassion. I cannot Ron Sanders had passed away and Diane Haessler had express how much she will be missed. I pancreatic cancer. The world was blessed with Diane’s have been told that if you can find five presence until Sept. 29, 2010. I was honored to be able friends who are willing to do anything to go to Massachusetts and speak at her funeral. to help you, then you are a very lucky Diane Haessler was special. If I had to pinpoint all person. Diane was one of those friends. the reasons why, I’m not sure I could. She was strong, At her funeral, I said that I think of confident and kind without pretense. She had a gift her life like a rock that is thrown into a from God when it came to children. Anyone who saw pond. The ripples made by the rock keep her hold a baby in the medical clinic knows what I going to the very edges of the water. In mean. She had a way with children that I haven’t seen in any her quiet, loving way, she will continue to influence lives for one else. years to come. I cannot express how much we will miss her. She took care of people in more ways that just seeing to John Diane (Fiske) Haessler Diane (Fiske) Haessler was born Jan. 7, 1929 and passed away Sept. 29, 2010, surrounded by her family. Diane graduated from Skidmore College, earning a degree in nursing. After graduation, she worked as a public health nurse in New York City and then became the director of the pediatric nursing program at the Mas- sachusetts General Hospital. She was one of the first pediatric nurse practitioner in Massachusetts. It was in the hallways of their beloved MGH that Dr. Herb and Diane began a relationship that would last more than 51 years. The couple settled in Lincoln, Mass., and raised four children. She was a devoted member of her church, St. Dr. Herb and Diane share a look over the toy bag in Ecuador in 2003. Anne’s in-the-Fields, where she served as a Sunday school teacher, youth group leader and vestry member. aloud, and then begins to count the ways. When the When she was young, she attended a girl’s camp, Fleur teams make day trips into remote villages, setting de Lis, in New Hampshire. She eventually returned as up clinics in local school buildings, she notes, “our the camp nurse, and spent more than 35 summers mend- dentists pull 200 rotten teeth daily; we carry half a ing the hearts and broken bones of its campers. The million dollars in drugs with us; we pass out 2,500 campers remembered her as their summer-time mother, pairs of eyeglasses.” The impact of a pair of glasses is confidante and a source of comfort. immediate and often triumphant, if sometimes humor- In 1998, Diane made her first mission trip. Over the ous. “One of my favorite memories,” says Haessler, next 11 years, her goal was to make three to four trips a “is of an old man in the Transylvanian mountains of year. In an article in the Skidmore Scope, a publication Romania, who we fitted with a pair of blue rhinestone of Skidmore College, Diane talked about the mission glasses.” trips. She recounted one story about a malnourished Fall 2001, Skidmore Skope child in rural Nicaragua who knew he would have noth- By Kathryn Gallien ing to eat all day. She admitted that sometimes the team members cried. Diane made more than 14 trips. Nearly all of those were with “You can’t make the whole world better, but you her beloved husband, Dr. Herb. can help in a little corner of it, she said. She entered Heaven’s rest after a brave battle, with her “Does it do any good?” she wonders family at her side. Seeing God’s work in 2010 Dear Friends, • A woman was sent to the hospital for treatment of a The past year has been eventful. For the first time, we lump in her breast. cancelled two trips. It was unsettling at the time, but in We also checked on the toddler, Lak, who was severely retrospect I see at least some of what God had in mind. The burned when he was learning to walk. While we were in government in Guatemala decided we would have to leave Cambodia, we arranged for two more surgeries, another on our unused eye glasses and medicine inventory behind. The his eyes and one to provide more movement for his mouth. cancelled trip to Guatemala, though, opened the door for We will arrange for two more surgeries as soon as the doc- the trip to Haiti. In Nicaragua, a world sporting event took tors can estimate the cost. over every hotel room. Although we didn’t go to Nicaragua, One woman in Cambodia still needs our help. She needs we saw more need for surgery heart surgery, which in Cambodia than at any time will cost approximately in the ministry’s history. $5000. We cannot ar- We can only guess what it range for the surgery was like for those who needed until we have money to surgery. I imagine that before pay for it. they knew the team was com- Faith Medical Mis- ing, they had no hope of any- sions’ team members thing less than a miraculous and supporters provided intervention to end their suf- clothing and food for fering. Once they were waiting many people in 2010. in line to see a doctor, maybe Most importantly, our they didn’t dare hope. Many, teams led many people if not all, were from poverty to the Lord. We planted so severe that they couldn’t seeds, we watered seeds conceive of someone giving and we harvested. I am them a gift of surgery that cost so proud of our medi- Dr. Desmar Walkes examines a patient who was brought to the that much money. They came clinic on a cart. cal teams and the heart anyway, just in case there was you all have for leading a slim chance for a miracle. people to Christ. Eas- Thanks to the generosity ing people’s suffering is of Faith Medical Missions’ supporters and team members, important, but its greatest value is in opening the door for 11 people got their miracle. One little girl between two and sharing the love of Jesus. Life on this earth is but a moment three years old was brought to the clinic near death from and then it’s gone. I am blessed to work side by side with severe hydration. She is alive because Faith Medical Mis- people who are so devoted to sharing the key to eternal life. sions was there. The team was also able to help: • A boy of about 10-years-old with a golf-ball sized mass God Bless on one shoulder and a tennis-ball sized mass on the other. John • A 5-year-old suffering from an enlarged testicle. It was roughly five times the size of the other and had to be removed. Praise Prayer • A young man of 30 who was in a motorcycle accident • Another year! • Pat Bibb two years ago. His leg was put back together with pins and • God’s Blessings! • Eula Sprowls a rod. The pins should have been removed when the bone • Eula Sprowl’s daughter • Steve McMahan healed. Two years later, he was spending each day in pain • Shannon is at the FMM • FMM because he didn’t have the money for the operation. Thanks office and was given a • Kyle to you, those pins are gone. new car. • PJ Summers • A young man who needed surgery to repair a hernia. • Families restored • Finances for surgeries • A woman who came to the clinic with a large ab- • Anita Stidham • Trips in 2011 dominal mass. Without surgery, she was going to die. We • Southern Hills Church arranged for the woman to go to the hospital where she had •Jana Oates a hysterectomy and the mass was removed.
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