Potoichan, MexicoMission Trips
2010 – 2017
- July 23 – 31, 2010
- August 4 – 12, 2012
- August 4 – 11, 2014
- July 1 – 10, 2016
- July 12 – 16, 2017: Initial screening of cataract patients took place at the Potoichan Clinic. 34 patients were initially selected for the surgeries and went through the prescreening process by volunteer ophthalmologists at Medicinas y Assistancia Social in Tlapa de Comonfort, Mexico.
- November 29 – December 3, 2017: Cataract surgeries performed by volunteer ophthalmologists from Medicinas y Assistancia Social in Tlapa de Comonfort, Mexico. Total of 230 patients received surgeries in 4 days, among them are 12 residents of Potoichan. BMI members and the Missionary Sisters of Holy Martyrs participated in initial screening of the patients, transportation to the MAS clinic, direct observation of the surgeries, postoperative followups and administration of medications.
Location: Potoichan, State of Guerrero, Mexico
Host: Missionary Sisters of Holy Martyrs
Mission Duration: 8-9 days
Mission Activities: medical, dental and acupuncture service, English teaching, crafts, sports
Daily Activities: morning prayer, daily rosary and prayer time, evening group discussion and sharing
Preparation: weekly prayer meetings for 10 weeks prior to the trip, 54-day Novena, group and individual fundraising
Donation: monetary donation to Missionary Sisters of Holy Martyrs