Diocesan Missions to Bolivia – Are You Being Called?

Imagine this scene:

Our day starts with Mass at 7 a.m. at the Sister’s chapel. After a short walk back to Hostal Sucre, we enjoy breakfast. As breakfast finishes the hospital team heads out for the day’s surgeries; the clinic team loads up the bus to head out to the barrios clinic, and the construction team gathers their gloves and backpacks for another day of building and painting. The Hostal becomes quiet once again, until everyone returns at the end of the day.

Can you see this image in your mind?

Does it stir something in your heart?

Is there something in your gut wanting to be part of the scene?

The Spirit may be calling you to mission.

The Office for Human Dignity – Partnership In Mission is pleased to announce the next formation of the medical/construction/outreach mission team to Sucre, Bolivia. The mission goes to serve the poorest of the poor in Sucre, Bolivia. This mission will leave on April 7 and return April 21, 2018.

The medical team needs the following: General, Plastic, ENT, Orthopedic, and Pediatric surgeons. We also need four persons to administer anesthesia (MDs and CRNAs), as well as operating and recovery rooms nurses. There is also a great need for staff nurses, especially Spanish speaking. The ability to teach is a super plus.

In addition we are looking for Pediatricians and/or Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Family Practitioners, Internists, ER doctors, and Dentists to work with the clinic team.

We are also looking for men and women who would like to partner with local families to build rooms and work in the outreach programs for the poor in the villages around Sucre. No special construction skills are needed, just willing hands and warm hearts.

In addition to the people we need, we also ask for your prayers. Gifts of surgical supplies will be greatly appreciated. Please contact the office with a list of supplies you have to donate before you send them.

An informational meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 24 at 7 p.m. at the Blanchette Catholic Center, 16555 Weber Rd, Crest Hill, Illinois 60403. This is at the corner of Weber Road and Division. For more information, contact the Partnership In Mission Office at 815 221-6251.