On the advice of our local medical experts in the Philippines, we have suspended our planned February 2022 missions to Moncada, Tarlac and Siargao (mini-mission). While our staff of volunteers would be fully inoculated themselves, the local populations will not have been vaccinated by then. Our presence, drawing hundreds or thousands of people into close proximity at the clinics, would put the locals at risk either from spreading virus that already exists there, or that we might inadvertently have brought with us. In lieu of this mission, we have a program of support for the people of the Philippines, and also Guatemala, to provide PPE, medicine, surgeries, and other basic support to people whose already challenging existence is made worse by the Pandemic.
If you would have participated in this mission, please consider making a donation to MMOM USA of a portion of what you would have spent on the cost of the trip.
Dear MMOMUSA members and supporters,
In light of the growing concerns and global spread of the COVID-19 virus, MMOMUSA has made the difficult decision to postpone our June 2020 Guatemala mission. The well-being and safety of our volunteers are our top priority and planning to send a team outside the country amid the uncertainties of travel and public health is not advised right now.
We remain committed to our vision for Guatemala and we will continue to work with our partners to develop and expand our footprint in Central America.
We appreciate and thank you for your continued support of MMOMUSA. We will keep you informed of our progress and plans for upcoming missions as we navigate through this global challenge. We are sorry for any inconvenience to the volunteers who were arranging their schedules so that they could take part in the June Guatemala mission.Your commitment to the success of our missions is a constant inspiration!
Should you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to reach out to any of our leadership team
MMOM held it’s third annual Guatemala mission trip in and around rural Purulhá in June. In partnership with Horeb Ministries, it was a huge success and we are excited about the many possibilities of this new relationship in an area of great need. Horeb’s leaders, Erin and Rolando, share our passion for providing free care to the poor, under-served population that they minister to. During three clinic days, our amazing team of 18 volunteers provided surgical, dental, general medical, and vision care to over 1500 individuals.
While in Guatemala, our trip leaders met with representatives of a medical school and a hospital in nearby Coban, and with another hospital in Guastatoya. All of these meetings were positive and provide us opportunities to expand our impact in the area.
Thank you to everyone who participated in and supported this mission!
2020 Guatemala mission dates will be posted in the Fall of this year.
In our second mission to Huehuetenango, we served over 2,000 patients, more than doubling our numbers from 2017. In addition we donated 100 water filters and built a home for a family on the outskirts of Antigua.
The biggest challenge of all, the Mayon volcano, cooperated. As you may already know, the volcano erupted again after we left Sorsogon. I am happy that many of you had a chance to relax in beautiful beaches, seen the beautiful sites of Philippines, and enjoyed the shopping and nightlife of Manila. The fond memories are still fresh. That feeling of satisfaction from making a difference in the lives of many, friendships made, education enhanced and lessons learned still linger nicely in our minds. As with past missions, the MMOM USA 2018 Medical Missions in Sorsogon and Calauag have been successfully completed despite having the smallest team ever for a major mission. The total number of patients treated by both missions is 2,574.View Photos