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Dedicated to Spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Miskito Indians of Nicaragua

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Tasba Raya Adventist Clinic is dedicated to the spread of the gospel of Jesus Christ among the Miskito Indians of Nicaragua.

2013

Sanctuary

October 6, 2013 -

October 5, 2013: What a pleasure to visit churches today with Dr.Vargas and his wife Christina.  At Francia  we shared a video presentation of 3ABN's "The Sanctuary from "Pillars of Our Faith" music  album.  

We then traveled onward to the Santa Claria and Esperanza churches gathering people as we went to Esperanza for a second presentation.  

Our presentation was customized with visual graphics of the Sanctuary.  Christina and Pastor Audicio provided Spanish and Miskito translations.
 
This special presentation was enthusiastically received at each location.  What a wonderful way to introduce the Sabbath School lesson series for this quarter on the Sanctuary!
 
Thanks for your encouraging visit Dr. and Mrs. Vargus! PTL!! 

 

Esperanza Church Building Progress

August 20, 2013 - Fifteen precious souls made decisions for Jesus as a result of the evangelistic efforts recently held by TRAM under the leadership of Dr. Emelio Caldera. Praise be to God. Tom Lawrence has continued to meet with this group from Sabbath to Sabbath. These pictures show the progress.   Read more...

Esperanza Update

June 28, 2013 - This evening we will be in Esperanza for another meeting.   Read more...

Esperanza Outreach

June 27, 2013 - TRAM Mission team led by Dr. Emilio Caldera has been reaching out three nights a week to a neighboring village, Esperanza, for the past several weeks.   Read more...

Port Apartment

June 27, 2013 - Our trips to Port (Puerto Cabezas) for supplies and business often incur additional expense for lodging. For those en-route to the Mission, there is also an overnight expense for lodging.   Read more...

Baking Bread the Miskito Way

April 5, 2013 - Open to see additional picture. Elana baking bread for Sabbath. Note: The bread is put in the pan then the fire on a piece of tin roof is placed on top, once the bread is browned then the fire is removed , bread turned over then the fire is put back on top.   Read more...

2012

Video Report October 2012

November 1, 2012 - Mission update by video. Open to read more and see a video report.   Read more...

Maranatha Builds New Classrooms

July 28, 2012 - Excitement in the air! Maranatha Ultimate Workout Teams arrive in Francia Serpie to erect two one day classrooms which will each have 2 classrooms. They have also erected a church in Santa Rita and one in Bilwaskarma.   Read more...

2011

Students from Southern University Arrive

September 2, 2011 - Six Students, arrive after traveling cross-country in our "new ambulance".   Read more...

2008

Just Breathe!

August 6, 2008 - It was Monday night, and Becky [Thompson] and I were sleeping when I was awakened by someone calling Becky’s name through the door. It was not the night watchman. When Armando is our watchman, he usually is the one who calls for whatever emergency the people bring. I lay there trying to figure out who was calling, and trying to wake up Becky - she doesn’t wake easily! “Ya ba?” I questioned. (“Who’s there?”) It was Horacio, one of our friends from Francia. “What is going on?” I asked in Spanish. “Doctora! I need to talk to you a minute.” Becky was up by then, and we went outside. He began to explain. “My kid is very sick. It has come time for the kid to grow and it isn’t growing. Yes, very sick!” I was very confused. Huh?? People do not usually come to me at 2:00 in the morning to tell me that their child is not growing! I figured I was not getting something. He turned to our watchman and explained it in Miskitu. I figured that he would then translate it to me since Horacio was having a hard time translating it to Spanish. When Horacio finished the explanation the watchman had a very serious expression on his face. “Ohhh,” he said with raised eyebrows. Then they all just stood there staring at me expecting me to do something, but no one translating what had been said. “Well”, I asked feeling impatient, “What did he say?” Then it came out. His daughter was in labor and the baby wasn’t coming like it should and the MINSA nurse, Janet, was calling for our assistance. [MINSA is the national ministry of health agency.] Oh boy! Labor and delivery is not my specialty, but I was grateful that Janet was there. We got our stuff together and walked down to the clinic. We knew that we had no way to transport. If we couldn’t solve the problem with God’s help, the baby would die, and so could the mother. At 2:00 a.m. that does not make one feel any better about dealing with an emergency.   Read more...

2007

Miriki Daktar

November 28, 2007 - "God, I'm too young for this!" I said with my eyes looking up at the fast fading colors of sunset. To go, or not to go. Once again, word had come that I had a patient in Santa Clara, and once again, the description was too vague to know what I was dealing with. Was it an emergency? Could it wait? As the current medical director, and the medical person with the most education, the decision fell to me as to whether to go, or to wait for morning.   Read more...

Becky's October Updates

November 1, 2007 - Wow! October has been a crazy month! At the beginning of the month we had 4 or 5 emergencies in 3 or 4 days. We made a make shift ambulance run to the hospital 2 1/2 hours away for a girl. There's this huge tank truck from the 60s that we used as our ambulance. We got to suture someone too. I gave my first shot, which was exciting! I was scared at first, but it's easy. There was also a 15 year old girl that had been sick for 3 weeks. The sukia (witch doctor) couldn't cure her, and MINSA (government health place) couldn't help her. But when we helped her she got better. The mother said that if she got all better they would start looking into the SDA church. That's pretty cool!   Read more...

Francia Sirpi Special Music Finals!

October 31, 2007 - Competition has been intense today at the Francia Sirpi Special Music Regionals. This weekend has truly been filled with excitement as the people join in the competition and enjoy the fellowship of friends and family whom they have not seen in a long time.   Read more...

And Then I Cried...

October 24, 2007 - Becky and I try to get exercise everyday, but are not very good at it. Here you might see why. Today we went on a walk, but did not make it even to the center of town before we were stopped by a man near the clinic to tell us that there was an emergency in his family. His aunt, who is a heavy-set woman, had been carrying her Saco from the plantation and while stepping over a log had fallen and hit the right side of her abdomen on a log. MINSA had given her Tylenol for pain, but now she had a fever and was vomiting. This happened five days ago. Could we come and see her?   Read more...

West Toronto SDA Mission Story

August 2, 2007 - In December 2006 the West Toronto SDA sponsored a group of 11 church members to come and work with the TRAM mission. The group was lead by Associate Pastor Lloyd Wilson and his wife, Natasha and baby Syndey. Members of the group included Pastor David Rogers, his wonderful bride, Joan, Ingrid Abbott, Juanita Abbott, Alison Adams, Flossie Lazarus, Faye Sinclair-Harris, Dee Boswell, Sasha Jordan, Jean Levy, and brother Ken Crossfield.   Read more...