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MERCY FUND PROJECT
The PAN Missions Mercy Fund is representative of PAN at the most basic level. This is the place where we can truly
share with God's people who are in need.
The Mercy Fund was set up to provide single use emergency help. It is one of PAN Mission's most important ministry funds because it has the greatest and most widespread ability to help. Although individuals may request assistance from the Mercy Fund for living essentials, like food or clothing, the most common request comes from physicians with patients in need of diagnostic tests. Hospital treatment in Nicaragua is free to it's citizens but the testing is not. Without the tests, a diagnosis is difficult for even the most skilled medical professional. Diagnostic testing always comes with a high price tag. MRIs, CTScans and a variety of other tools can be used to save lives...if a person can afford them.
The Mercy Fund is a valuable but expensive program.
The need is great.
The need is right now.
Please help us to help others with no where else to turn.
Mercy Fund - Helping the Poor Receive Treatment
Most of us realize that health care in Canada has great needs. Our waiting times are long, there aren't enough physicians and Emergency departments are crowded. But if you have been part of a PAN mission team that has had the opportunity to visit hospitals in Managua you realize how lucky we really are. The patients there have long waiting times, too few physicians and overcrowded ER's. They also have limited access to medications and diagnostic procedures, and often basic medical supplies are not available. I can only imagine the frustration and sense of helplessness when the doctors tell parents that their son needs a CT scan but there isn't any money to do it, or that their daughter will die from an infection unless the parents can purchase the antibiotics because the hospital supply has run out.
We have been receiving many requests to help poor people receive medical treatment that they cannot afford. We offered prayer but God seemed to want us to do more. Our P. A. N. board decided that a specially designated fund was needed to begin addressing these needs.
Thanks to Chippawa Presbyterian Church (Niagara Falls), a Mercy Ministry Fund has been established to help people in dire need of medical treatment.
There is a Hospital fund is used by the staff at the Lactation Unit to provide medications for both in and out patients.
The Mercy fund is used to meet individual needs; sometimes for diagnostic procedures, sometimes to purchase caskets, sometimes for medications and sometimes to pay for families to take a child home for burial.
PAN is very grateful for any support, financial, prayer, or taking part in a Team Mission Trip. Canadian income tax receipts will be issued for financial contributions of $20.00 CDN or more.
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