“Abundant Grace of God Maternity Center Inc.” turns 10 this year! To commemorate this anniversary, Achao and I took all of our staff and their families to the beach! We had two midwives from a busy birth centre in Manila come to cover our clinic while we went to Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte for a wholeContinue reading “Staff Retreat 2017”
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How about some numbers?
Today I completed our statistics for 2016 for our clinic. Number of women enrolled with us for prenatal care: 531 Number of prenatal check-ups performed : 2276 Number of babies born at our clinic: 214 Transport rate for women in labor: 14% Percentage of deliveries that were first-time moms: 32% Number of postpartum visitsContinue reading “How about some numbers?”
Thank you for Feeding the Village of Pakak
After the typhoon in October, many people donated money for the immediate needs of some of the villages close by. There were supposed to be emergency supplies given by the government but as these things go in the Philippines the supplies did not get to where they were needed. There are 60 families in PakakContinue reading “Thank you for Feeding the Village of Pakak”
Typhoon Lawin (Hawk)
Last week on Wednesday we started hearing that the typhoon headed towards the Philippines may affect us here in the middle of the Island of Luzon. Many of us were unfazed as we have numerous typhoons a year and it usually just means a cooler day with some rain. By Wednesday evening reportsContinue reading “Typhoon Lawin (Hawk)”
A Retreat for the Macads
Our family just spent three days in Paradise here in the Philippines. We attended a missionary retreat at the Re-Creation Center (RRC) in Rizal Laguna. It was a CMPI (Christian Missions in the Philippines) missionary retreat for all missionaries commended by CMML (Christian Missions in Many Lands) and MSC (Missions Sending Committee). Wow, that wasContinue reading “A Retreat for the Macads”
Baby #2000 !!
This month we celebrated the 2000th baby born at our clinic! For me, this was another signpost of how God keeps providing for us at Abundant Grace of God. The mother who delivered with us had delivered her other two babies with us as well, so this was an especially joyous occasion. Mother and babyContinue reading “Baby #2000 !!”
Medical Mission to the Mountains
This May, we had an amazing opportunity to work together with a team from Samaritan’s Purse Canada sharing God’s love with the tribal people of Kalinga through a medical mission. The team of 13 people consisted of nurses, dental hygienists, an eyeglass team, support workers and a doctor. We set up camp at the localContinue reading “Medical Mission to the Mountains”
A Star Midwife in the Making
It was late one night last week when the clinic got a text asking us to pick up a laboring woman in her village. There was already a woman in labor at our clinic so I asked Gay and Lovely to ride with Achao to bring back the labor. Gay has been with us for overContinue reading “A Star Midwife in the Making”
A Midwife’s Story
The following story is a first-hand account from our Bugnay clinic midwife, Karen Ligab. “It was almost 4:00 in the afternoon and I was talking with Achao (my boss) outside the clinic because he was getting ready to go back to the Tabuk clinic, when I noticed many people carrying someone in a hammock towardsContinue reading “A Midwife’s Story”
Sponsor a Delivery this Christmas!
It is that time of year again when we start to think about what on earth to get that person on our list that has everything! Why don’t you sponsor a delivery in their name? When you make a donation between $50 (a partial sponsor) and $200 (a complete sponsor) you or the personContinue reading “Sponsor a Delivery this Christmas!”