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121RN Member to Bring Hope & Healing to Guatemalan People

August 15, 2012

121RN Donates $2,000 to Medical Mission

Local 121RN member and Providence St. Joseph Medical Center Chapter President Kevin MacVane, BSN, CAPA, will travel to Rue, Guatemala Sept. 28 to Oct. 6 as part of a short-term medical mission through Faith in Practice. MacVane's costs have been sponsored by Providence Health System, but the patients' travel to the surgery location, as well as housing and food, must also be covered.  SEIU Local 121RN has donated $2,000 toward patient costs during Macvane's mission, but more monetary support is needed. If you are able, please donate any amount toward MacVane's mission so that the maximum number of patients can be helped.

"I am humbled to go and be of service where I can ease the way of another," MacVane said. "Through Faith in Practice, I am allowed to help others and, over the week we are there, we will be performing much-needed surgeries. I thank you in advance for donating to such a great cause."

To make a donation to Kevin MacVane's mission to Guatemala, click here to go to his personal Faith in Action donation page.

Faith In Practice is committed to serving the poor of Guatemala through short-term medical mission trips that take an integrated approach to care that strives to reach those in the greatest need.  Each year, over 1,000 medical professionals and support personnel from across the United States and world travel to Guatemala, paying their own direct expenses to serve the poor of Guatemala through Faith In Practice.  Each year, more than 600 Guatemalan volunteers work beside our volunteers in this endeavor.  Faith In Practice teams see more than 20,000 patients annually.  Our volunteers serve through a variety of teams that are connected, providing a continuity of care in the context of short term medical mission.

Why We Go

Since the very beginning, Faith In Practice has always sought to serve in response and in gratitude to the grace we have experienced in our own lives.  We also experience the humble blessing that comes when all come together in a common purpose.  In all things, we rely on the calling, wisdom and love of God.  We truly believe that we could do nothing without God’s hand in this work.

The majority of the Guatemalan population lives in extreme poverty and has virtually no access to medical care.  Over the years, Faith In Practice has developed a deep respect for the medical, clergy, and administrative Guatemalan staff as they seek to meet the needs of the poor. We are honored to join them in this mission.

To join Faith in Practice as a nursing volunteer, click here to APPLY NOW