MI3 Ministries, Nursing Bridges Healthcare and Crossbridge Pharmacy returned to two villages in the mid-western state of Edo, Nigeria in November to conduct a Medical/Education Mission. This year, a Sports/Games/Equipment segment was added to the event. Drawing from volunteers from the United States and Nigeria, the mission sought to bring much needed medical care, education and medication in areas which accessibility is limited or non-existent. We were blessed with a team of seven doctors, two nurses, and two pharmacists this year (which doubled our medical team from last year) giving us the ability to see more patients.
On November 3rd the first stop was in the village of Egoro Amede, Ekpoma. The Mission team set up at the compound of the late Sir Joseph Abumere Irabor (whose family partnered with the group to bring the event to the village). More than 1,000 adults and children received medical care, medication and reading glasses during the event. In the children’s area, the team worked with over 175 children creating fun butterfly and bug art. Children received backpacks filled with school supplies, fruit rollups and books. Our Sports Ministry team gave out basketballs, kick balls, footballs and soccer balls to the children. In the afternoon, the team moved to the elementary school down the road and played soccer with the children!
The second stop on November 4th was in the village of Opoji where the team assembled at a hall near the palace of the Onogie of Opoji. Thanks to Dr. & Mrs. Henry Ohen who partnered with our group to bring the event to Opoji, more than 1,650 adults and children received care, medical education and medicine. In the children’s corner, the group worked with over 475 children! Our sports ministry also blessed children with sports equipment. It was a Blessed event.
This year our group was able to provide medication for children as well. Malaria is a prevalent issue in this region and thanks to our generous donors, we were able to treat more than 350 children and 400 adults with malaria medication. In addition to adult vitamins, we were also able to provide children’s vitamins during the mission.
Special Thanks To Our Volunteers!
Agbator Kennedy Ehimuan
Barrister Jibril Eroh
Dr. Abubakar Taju
Dr. Bosede Elizabeth Ayo-Arogundade
Dr. Chinelo Nnadi
Dr. Deborah Joy Irabor
Dr. Ibhade Omotese
Dr. Kayode Ogunnaike
Dr. Mark Irabor
Dr. Osahon Otaigbe
Dr. Yemihan Ogbetere
Ilenbarenemen Doris Omoze
Iyioriobhe John Bull
Mark Irabor, Jr.
Mrs. Joy Abumere
Patience Irabor, LPN
Pharmacist Omoni Felix Ebitimi
RN Pharmacist Moses A. Adedayo
Our Gracious Donors!
Adrian “Konfuzion” Mack, Houston, TX
Al & Jan Ford, Redwood Shores, CA
Brent & Amy Cockerham, Friendswood, TX
CrossBridge Pharmacy, Houston, TX
Cynthia Ngwaba, Barker Cypress Pharmacy & Home Care Equipment, Houston, TX
Derenda Whitfield, In Loving Memory of Brittney Whitfield, Hayward CA
Dr. Henry Ohen & Family, Houston, TX
Ekpoma Association, Houston, TX
Felicia Fuller, Spring, TX
Happy Kids Preschool, Houston, TX
James & Jolly Onobun of Jolly Jolly Bakery, Houston, TX
John Lucas Enterprises, Bellaire, TX
Kennedy Ijie, Medlite Pharmacy, Houston, TX
Kidz Knect Resource Center, Houston, TX
Kismet Book Club, Houston, TX
MI 3 Ministries, Houston, TX
Nursing Bridges Health Care, Houston, TX
ProCamps, Cincinnati, OH
Revolution Printing, Houston TX