News Release

Church Holds Medical Mission in Panabo, Davao del Norte

More than 200 residents in Barangay New Visayas, Panabo City, Davao del Norte were provided free medical services on July 15, 2022, during a joint medical mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Mabuhay Deseret Foundation.

Recipients have benefited from the services offered, including eye, cleft lip & cleft palate, clubfoot, and prosthesis consultations. 

Mabuhay Deseret Foundation has helped the community since 1997, transforming the lives of many individuals with disfiguring disabilities.

"Our partnerships with various organizations, local government units, hospitals, churches, and our team of doctors and volunteers have linked us to several projects in many areas in the country. These are miracles as bodies heal, and disabilities are cured," Pete Jaca, Mabuhay Deseret Foundation Regional Screener, shared.

Barangay Captain Mark Edward Peñas expressed his gratitude to the Church. "We have seen several of our residents from distant areas who have availed of the services. These people highly needed this free assistance. My deepest appreciation to the Church for bringing your kindness to Barangay New Visayas," he said. 

Medical missions are just one of the many channels the Church utilizes to help society, primarily in areas where access to medical care and treatment is relatively limited.

"We are delighted to extend our services to our neighbors and friends," said Lloyd Noemar Caupayan, President of Panabo Philippines District (diocese). He has cited plans to organize medical mission projects to Sto. Tomas and Carmen, Davao del Norte, to enable a more extensive reach to the community. 

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