Grace UMC continues in ministry in central Mexico through medical, dental, optical and support personnel who travel for a medical caravan to Tochimizolco, Puebla, Mexico each spring. We have continued financial support during these last three years even though we have not been able to send a team due to Covid. While Mexico has improved the circumstances of many of its citizens, the rural poor continue to need medical care not provided by the government. The Methodist Church of Mexico, together with Grace and Dayspring UMC in Tempe, AZ, provide a year-round clinic for medical and dental needs at very low cost but during the days following Easter each year, a team from the two churches in the US provide free care to around 500 people free of charge for medical care and another 300 visits each for dental care and optical exams. Medicine is provided free of charge also and the need is great. People show up to wait for care around 6 a.m. and the doctors, dentists, and helpers work from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. You are an important part of this medical/dental team by supporting with prayers as well as finances. Each year the needs are similar but punctuated by something unusual that God has brought to the team. If you are willing to support the team with prayers and a donation, please see the instructions below. The teams have been convinced that the prayer support has helped solve difficult situations in the past and will continue to in the future. For online donations see the link below or on the Grace app choose ”Give Now” and under Fund choose “Tochi Buddies.” If you prefer to write a check, make it payable to Grace UMC and in the memo line write “Tochi Buddy”. We thank you for your prayers, the opportunity to be in mission and your financial consideration of the Tochimizolco Mission.
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