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The Heartache and Happiness of Pregnant Women

When Nur Ankiz began feeling pain in her abdomen, she knew she was about to give birth. At first, the pain seemed normal to the mother of 12. It turned out to be anything but. Nur Ankiz fell to the…

9 Ways to Pray on World Day of the Sick

“He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.” – Psalm 147:3 Twenty-seven years ago, Pope John Paul II introduced World Day of the Sick. It’s a day to pray for those suffering from illness. Today, we invite you to join us in praying…

Joy After Loss: Janet’s Story

Few things compare to the joy of holding a newborn baby for the first time. For mothers who have experienced violence, terror and loss, the happy relief of delivering a healthy baby is even greater.

Providence St. Joseph Health Partnership Continues in Guatemala

Medical Teams International is extending a multi-year partnership with Providence St. Joseph Health to continue serving remote communities in Guatemala. The partnership will help deliver life-changing health support for thousands of vulnerable Guatemalans. As part of the partnership, volunteer teams…

Three Years, Two Teams, One Boy

January 2015 The young boy stood among the small crowd, watchful of the visitors who’d entered the village. Among the girls wearing brightly colored huipiles and boys in their guayabera shirts, Daniel stood out because of the white towel covering his…

Water on the Rooftops

“It was little more than a water-filled pit, an open-air cistern exposed to filth and wild animals. But this was Juana and Florencio’s only source of water in the rural highlands of Guatemala.”

Cambodia: Inspiring Refugees Everywhere

Cambodia will always hold a special place in our hearts. Find out why!

Haiti: Rebounding From Disasters

There’s a saying in Haitian Creole that articulates the sentiments of so many, Ou pa ka viv san espwa. Translated, it means: “You can’t live without hope.” Haitians now live with more hope because of your years of support…

In Guatemala, Emergency Care Saved Cecilia’s Baby

Cecilia’s hand rested on her swollen belly. She silently pleaded to her unborn child to stay inside of her until they arrived at a hospital…

Taking a Walk in Her Shoes

Most of us don’t know what it’s like to live in a refugee camp. Learn more about the daily reality of being a refugee…