You are standing on the giving side of human need, and we thank you. Looking at our records for the second quarter, I see that we have responded to many calls for help in several countries. Having some funds in reserve has been a blessing. We don’t usually give specifics in our reporting these responses because of the concern for privacy and in some cases confidentiality. Almost all of the requests have to do with medical crises in poor families.
– John Bailey
SECOND QUARTER REPORT 2013

Kenya

Our annual surgical mission to Malindi was June 1-15. Some of our team left a few days earlier and some stayed a few days after, but the majority of us fit into this time slot. Each trip presents its own challenges, and this trip was no exception. The Tawfiq Hospital is in a major construction program, and this was part of the reason for some of the challenges we faced. Our team worked well together and we were able to complete 103 major surgeries. There was not a single member of our team that we would not welcome back. Many of them have already expressed an interest in future trips. Some of our team left a few days earlier and some stayed a few days after, but the majority of us fit into this time slot. Each trip presents its own challenges, and this trip was no exception. The Tawfiq Hospital is in a major construction program, and this was part of the reason for some of the challenges we faced. Our team worked well together and we were able to complete 103 major surgeries. There was not a single member of our team that we would not welcome back. Many of them have already expressed an interest in future trips. See Slideshow

Lesa Dale

What makes the Kenya Surgical camp more challenging than most trips is the amount of preparation that has to be made. Lesa Dale spends hundreds of hours getting all the necessary supplies and equipment together. She does this by filling out the detailed application forms necessary to get all the things that suppliers will donate to our cause, and even more time finding the best prices for the things we purchase. She uses

every resource available and saves us thousands of dollars each trip we make.


She not only receives the supplies, she sorts, re-packages and finally packs them in the appropriate sized shipping cartons that will be sent air express to Kenya. Even then she is not finished. She leaves a couple of days before most of the team and is at the hospital when the cartons are delivered. Then she unpacks these giant containers and makes sure they are distributed to her very well organized storage area.


And that’s not the end of her season of work for a single mission. She is the charge person who closes out our mission. All the equipment and supplies are moved from the hospital to Caris Kenya, where they are securely stored and ready to use on our next camp. But her work for the last camp is not finished. After arriving home she works many hours filling out the forms and making the reports to the corporations and companies that donated to our camp.


No one is more important to this trip than Lesa. Thank you, Lesa. Your work makes it possible for the rest of us to contribute to the overall success of these missions.

Hutton Brown

Many of you will recognize this name. Hutton is our daughter Lee Ann’s oldest son. He graduated with high honors from Abilene Christian University in May, 2013. He is taking a year off before he goes to medical school. We are so happy that he has decided to accept our offer to work with BandS for this year. Hutton is a gifted writer and has training in several areas that will assist us in our work. You will be reading a lot of his writings in future reports.


He is not a rookie when it comes to doing medical missions or to traveling to foreign countries. He spent one semester of his college career in Oxford, England on a Study Abroad program. He has worked with me in medical/dental missions in Kenya, China, Cambodia and Nicaragua. I think my family is most thankful that he will be traveling with me on each of the trips I make over the next 12 months. I feel absolutely secure traveling alone, but my family doesn’t trust my ability to do so. I have only gotten on the wrong plane one time. I have only slept through one boarding call. I have never had to have an ambulance meet me upon arrival. As you can see, I’ve always come home. Never-the-less, I’m looking forward to Hutton being my guide as we travel the world in carrying out the mission of BandS.

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BANDS MINISTRIES
NEWS ARCHIVE

 

First Quarter Report 2013

 

End of Year Report 2012

 

First Quarter Report 2012

 

End of Year Report 2011

 

Third Quarter Report 2011

 

First Quarter Report 2011 (315 KB pdf)

 

End of Year Report 2010 (2.44 MB pdf)

 

Second Quarter Report 2010 (902 KB pdf)

 

First Quarter Report 2010 (860 KB pdf)

 

End of Year Report 2009 (778 KB pdf)

 

Second Quarter Report 2009 (950 KB pdf)

 

First Quarter Report 2009 (226 KB pdf)

 

End of Year Report 2008 (729 KB pdf)

 

Third Quarter Report 2008 (595 KB pdf)

 

First Quarter Report 2008 (397 KB pdf)

 

End of Year Report 2007 (331 KB pdf)

 

End of Year Report 2006 (78 KB pdf)