“My wife and I volunteered on Outreach 2 for YWAM Medical Ships. I worked in the Optometry clinic and my wife worked in the Primary Health Care clinic. It was an incredible experience. This outreach was without a doubt some of the most rewarding work of our respective careers.
The people we helped were obviously very poor by first world standards. Their access to health and, certainly, eye care was limited to non-existent, except for our short contact with them. Nevertheless, they always seemed extremely grateful and welcoming. It was wonderful to be part of a project where we could make a very real and tangible difference in people’s lives. It was also fascinating to see firsthand how the PNG villagers, who have a traditional lifestyle of gardening and fishing, actually lived. We are looking forward to participating again. Well done, YWAM!”
Gary Blake Optometrist
Denise Blake Emergency Physician