The blood drive with the Philippine Red Cross was accomplished on Feb 15. This partnered with Asia Vision-STM (and was done in the office of AV-STM, on the campus of Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary) and the PBTS student council. Approximately 45 came to give blood. After screenings, 30 were able to donate. We hope to work together with the PRC and expand on the solid based.
This was our first attempt to support this type of work in Baguio City. While we generally focus on wholistic work (integration spiritual and social ministries) we believe that saving lives is clearly in line with Christ’s ministry and His example for us.
Group Shot from Save our Street Children Project
The group of students from Saint Louis University (Baguio City) joined with “Save our Street Children” for a medical mission. Bukal Life was happy to provide most all of the medicines and vitamins for the project. Drs. Rene and Evita Buada (friends both of the SLU team and Bukal Life) provided medical care. “Save our Street Children” works with around 100 children in Baguio. About half of these came to the medical mission held on January 30, 2010. Vitamins were set aside for those that did not come.
Red Cross Training
We completed Basic Life Saving, First Aid, and CPR training at our headquarters in Guisad, Baguio City on January 8th. We had about 20 people finish the training. Most of them are involved directly or indirectly with Bukal. Several joined us from Asia Vision Short Term Missions as well.
It was a great and demanding time. Thanks to the instructors from Philippine Red Cross. Also the food was great (Thanks Ate Flor!)