Projects done in Swaziland by congregations that received Mission Match® funds
Congregation in North Carolina provides medical clinics and evangelistic services in rural Swaziland (click to open/close)
Follow-up comments from the congregation stated, "The goal was to provide 6 medical clinics in Swaziland, Africa. Our congregation was challenged to match the Mission Match funds. We exceeded our goal by $2,000."
Additional follow-up comments from the congregation after the completion of the mission trip stated, "We set-up make shift clinics in six rural areas of Swaziland. We saw over 1,600 patients during the six days of clinics. We treated skin infections, upper respiratory and ear infections, scabies, worms, allergies, wounds, cuts, and even did a few minor surgical procedures. We also fitted over 400 persons with used eyeglasses. At two of our clinics, with the help of a missionary nurse who lives and ministers in Swaziland, we were able to do HIV screening and HIV education. Swaziland has the highest percentage of HIV in the world. “We appreciate the assistance we received from Mission Match that helped purchase medicines and supplies."
Congregation in North Carolina provides medical clinics in remote areas of Swaziland, Africa. (click to open/close)
According to the congregation’s Mission Match application, "The money will be used to purchase medicines (antibiotics, multivitamins, etc.), medical supplies (rubber gloves, bandages, etc.), and personal hygiene products (soap, toothpaste, etc.) for the Swazi people. We plan to incorporate evangelism as a part of our focus, but our main focus is conducting 8 medical clinics in remote areas throughout the country."
The congregation’s application materials stated, "... our church has sent mission teams to Swaziland mostly to do the work of evangelism and to disciple new believers. Swaziland is one of the poorest countries in the world and has the distinction of having the highest percent of its population infected with HIV. Over the years we have seen the life expectancy dramatically decrease and an incredible increase of orphans due to the HIV epidemic."
Comments received from the congregation state, "The goal of our project is to provide 8 medical clinics to people living in remote areas of Swaziland, Africa. We served 2,500 +- people, mostly women and children."
"In February 2013 we [sent] a medical team (5 doctors, 4 RNs, and 12 support persons) to conduct medical clinics in remote areas through the country. We conducted 8 clinics in eight different locations. … We are told by our missionaries that one of the greatest needs is multivitamins for children and expecting mothers."
Follow-up comments received from the congregation stated, "The Mission Match matching dollars encouraged our congregation to be involved in this project in a tangible way. Our congregation was given the opportunity to pray for the project, support it through our church budget, and to give personally beyond our budget through the Mission Match emphasis."
February - March 2009
Congregation in North Carolina leads revivals in Swaziland (click to open/close)
Congregation in North Carolina led a conference in Swaziland (click to open/close)
February - March 2004