so nursing isn't just needed in the badlands of Philadelphia. Its a world wide thing. As sure as anything, there will always be a need for nursing and medical help.
I've mentioned before that my wife and I are both ER nurses. I've also noted that we work together currently. We have just been confirmed on a medical missions trip to El Salvador this September. Our team is comprised of mostly nurses, but also a number of dental hygenists, a dentist, a couple translators, and a pastor. Things such as these are great. The ability to have a knowledge and skill, and then the opportunity and want to offer them to those in desperate need. The people we will serve are those without insurance, or even access to medical care. We shall travel to 3 smaller cities of El Salvador where the need is great. We expect to take 100 per day and accept this to be a modest number. This will be the first of many medical missions trips like this to El Salvador. The team is going to provide medical care as well as teachings and witnessing of the Lord's words and works. We travel abroad under the wing of Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia's head pastor Joe Focht. And under the guidance of a Calvary Chapel sister church we will put our skills to good use.
That is the story, and this is the pitch...trips such as these do not come easy for most. It is mentally, physically, and financially straining. My wife and I are both using our vacation time and many favors of our coworkers to take the time off and spend it helping those in need. We first ask for your prayers and thoughts. Second we ask for a monetary donation and any size or portion. If a monetary donation is not feasible, we do have basic needs for equipment such as otoscopes, thermometers, tongue blades, gauze, medical tape, surgical equipment, sphygmomanometers or blood pressure cuffs, stethoscopes, alcohol pads, etc.
Please contact me with any questions @ firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also directly mail or drop off your donations to the church @
Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia
13500 Philmont Ave
Phila Pa 19116
Please "c/o" the donations with "Vernon Kalugdan/El Salvador Medical Missions Trip"
The below button will take you to a Paypal donation form specifically tailored to our Medical Mission Trip to El Salvador. You may make ANY size donation, and anything you offer is greatly appreciated.
Keep your records as they will be your proof for tax deduction purposes.