God loves people and has then given us Jesus as a wonderful gift to show us that violence has no part in the plan God has for the world.
An interview with the late Dr. Gustavo Parajón (1935-2011) of Nicaragua. The dream for AMOS Health & Hope, a medical mission serving remote, rural villages of Nicaragua, began in 1967 with the work of Dr. Gustavo Parajón. Faced with overwhelming need in the poorest communities, Dr. Parajón frequently remarked:
“In Nicaragua, a doctor shouldn’t just be a doctor; a doctor must also be a teacher.”
This vision for empowerment gave birth to a broad health care initiative that continues to focus on local leadership development. The heart of Dr. Parajón’s work focused on the communities themselves, teaching local people to provide basic primary health care services, thereby dramatically reducing unnecessary illness and death. This focus on strengthening communities through education and preventive care lives on in AMOS today under the direction of Drs. David & Laura Parajón, who Pullen supports as mission partners committed to embodying God’s love and working for justice.
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