Clearwater Assistant Fire Chief Scott Magness takes his skills to Central America once a year providing medical, dental and vision services to people in Guatemala.
Clearwater, Florida -- Clearwater Assistant Fire Chief Scott Magness takes his skills to Central America once a year providing medical, dental and vision services to people in Guatemala.
"Typically, it's the Mayan population," explains Magness. "They are very low on the social strata. They receive very litte, if any, medical care."
Magness volunteers with Global Hands of Healing through his church, Anona United Methodist Church in Largo.
Not only do they help people, they try to educate them to help themselves and each other.
When they make their annual journey, they take hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of medical supplies, and even the equipment to make people glass.
In October, they saw 700 people.
"I know we can't change the world, but our group made a difference for the 700 people we saw in the week they were in Guatemala," said Magness.
For more information about Global Hands of Healing, contact
David Snead or Jann Gullick.
Global Hands of Healing (GHOH) is the medical mission's arm of our church's ministry. Doctors, nurses, paramedics, dentists, veterinarians, and a variety of support positions are all a part of making this ministry one that impacts our church, community and world. Teams have traveled to a variety of countries, but we have established a signficant connection and presence in Guatemala and much of our energy is focused to provide the greatest impact in this country. Whether you have medical experience or not, there is a place for you on this team.