Medical Ministry

 

A special component of the July 2012 trip was a medical clinic in Limuru, led by Laurie Hall. Hall, who is a 1985 Wayland graduate and the wife of WBU Executive Vice President/Provost Dr. Bobby Hall, is a registered nurse. She spent two days helping treat 270 residents of the Farmers and Misiri slums surrounding Limuru. She was assisted by Wayland student Tabetha Karp who got initial vital sign readings and general information. Karp then sent patients to Hall who did a more extensive checkup before the patients went to a Kenyan doctor who was volunteering her time for the two day clinic. The doctor would do a final evaluation and then prescribe medicine that could be filled by a local pharmacist who had volunteered time. The medication was purchased with money donated from the United States. While the medical team worked with the parents, other members of the team either did door to door evangelism and told people about the clinic or worked with the children of the adults who had come seeking medical attention.

 

Tabetha Karp working with an interpreter to find out what medical help this patient needs Tabetha Karp taking vital signs for this patient
Tabetha Karp working with an interpreter to find out what medical help this patient needs Tabetha Karp taking vital signs for this patient
Tabetha Karp getting baby familiar with the thermometer before taking the temperature Plainview High School student Monique Lucio and Wayland student Ashley Price working with an interpreter to tell Bible stories to children whose parents had come to the medical clinic
Tabetha Karp getting baby familiar with the thermometer before taking the temperature Plainview High School student Monique Lucio and Wayland student Ashley Price working with an interpreter to tell Bible stories to children whose parents had come to the medical clinic
Laurie Hall was assisted by a Kenyan interpreter as she is working with the patients at the clinic Laurie Hall helping a patient remove her coat so Hall can take her blood pressure
Laurie Hall is assisted by a Kenyan interpreter as she works with the patients at the clinic Laurie Hall helping a patient remove her coat so Hall can take her blood pressure
Laurie Hall examining a baby Laurie Hall looking over information this patient provided to clinic assistant Tabetha Karp
Laurie Hall examining a baby Laurie Hall checking a patient
Laurie Hall looking over information this patient provided to clinic assistant Tabetha Karp
Laurie Hall bringing a patient to the doctor after doing an examination
Laurie Hall examining a patients throat Laurie Hall looking over information this patient provided to clinic assistant Tabetha Karp
Laurie Hall examining a patients throat Laurie Hall looking over information this patient provided to clinic assistant Tabetha Karp