by Teresa Costello, SSD communication, courtesy Adventist News Network
As part of an overall community plan, Adventists from the Battambang Seventh-day Adventist church in northwest Cambodia offered free medical care to over 1,000 people during five days in partnership with a medical team from Loma Linda, located in the US state of California.
Seven doctors, two nurses, and four medical students, along with local church leaders, members and youth, set up a main clinic in the Battambang church from May 29 - June 2. While they expected a sizable number of patients, they were initially overwhelmed by the first day’s crowd. The response from the community was so great they couldn’t accommodate everyone needing medical care and had to send people away.