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Cheryl has served as a short-term missionary since 1999; traveling with several organizations including His Healing Hands. She has served as a team leader for His Healing Hands for trips to Ethiopia, India, & Peru.
After retiring from a 40-year banking career, Cheryl fulfilled a long-held dream of working full-time in ministry by coming to work for His Healing Hands as Project Manager.
She has a deep desire to help short-term missionaries have a life-changing experience as they join the Lord in His life-saving work around the world.
Our team members usually come from different parts of the country. For this reason, we will have at least one ZOOM video conference meeting prior to departure.
We will be conducting out-patient medical clinics in and around Tabaco City, Albay Province. Tabaco City is a medium sized city located southeast of Manila on Luzon island. We are planning to travel to the Philippines at the end of May.
This is the fifthyear of ministry for His Healing Hands in the Philippines. Over a decade ago HHH worked in the Philippines doing disaster relief work. Now we have partnered with Baptist Bible Church of Tabaco. The ministry area is in the shadow of the Mayon volcano which is still active. The team will serve the medical needs of people all around the Albay District on the island of Luzon.
In addition to the medical team, a pastor may also join this team to help facilitate evangelistic events around the city. These will include daytime events targeted to groups such as police, military, educators, government officials, and prisoners. An evening all-age festival will cap off the week of ministry.
We will plan to depart the United States on Thursday and arrive in Tabaco City on Saturday following an overnight stay in Manila. We will have a team meeting that afternoon or evening as this will be the first time all team members will be together.
Sunday we will attend church with our local host and meet those who will be working with us as interpreters, patient registration volunteers, and helpers.
Monday through Thursday we will do the medical clinics. Getting to the clinic locations will usually take about an hour by bus or car. The clinics are generally done in public buildings or schools but can sometimes be done outdoors if no other facilities are available.
There will be opportunities for sightseeing on Friday. The team will begin its homeward journey on Saturday.