What We Do
There is no medical care in many of the remote villages in the state of Oaxaca. Occasionally, children will die of diarrhea, and adults suffer from many sicknesses and diseases which can be easily treated and cured with basic medical knowledge and pharmacy resources.
The Corban Clinic, along with the help of short-term medical teams, has ministered to more than 100,000 patients since 1991. Many have come to know the saving grace of Jesus Christ, and churches planted through medical ministry collaborating with local pastors and Bible School graduates.
A permanent clinic is open in the village of Cacalotepec, on the coast of Oaxaca near Puerto Escondido. This facility is open to the public for consultation and emergencies. Regular medical brigades are also done in the coastal and mountain villages within several hours drive from us, inhabited primarily by indigenous groups who speak native dialects other than Spanish.
Patients in need are seen by Dr. Enver Velasco, Medical Director, and Laura Pratt Nelson RN, Coordinator of Medical Services, by Adriana Infanzón, our staff dentist, by visiting medical professionals and interns, and the competent Mexican nursing staff who help to meet the needs of each individual that comes to the clinic.
In addition to quality medical care, patients who visit the clinic and pharmacy receive spiritual counseling and prayer. It’s exciting to see people experiencing the love of God both through practical, physical care and through the encouragement, comfort and challenge of His Word.