Engage with YWAM Ships Mazatlan and come aboard the M/V AMAZING GRACE as we help bring hope to communities along Mexico's Riviera Nayarit and the Sea of Cortez. Our model is to partner with skilled medical volunteers to help do everything from basic education to primary health care and minor procedures. We accept medical volunteers of all skill levels and backgrounds that seek to make a difference in the lives of the people of Mexico.
Mobile teams leave the vessel each morning on inflatable zodiacs and conduct clinic activity ashore returning to the vessel for dinner and overnight accommodations. Depending on the location the clinics may be running medical, optical, dental, community health education (CHE) and midwife clinics.
Dental work is done on the AMAZING GRACE as well as mobile dental units we take ashore. The most common procedure is pulling teeth and relieving people of immediate discomfort and infection. We also work with local dentists here in Mazatlan to provide long-term preventative training once the immediate needs have been met.
Optical clinics are held ashore as well. Glasses collected throughout the year are dispensed at the optical clinic. This could change a child's life, enabling children to read the black board at school and continue to receive. Simple glasses that were previously sitting in drawers or discarded become an amazing gift for many.
Education of just a few mothers and grandmothers in the area of basic health means they become trainers themselves when they return home. This is one of our most multipliable ministries – training trainers! The impact is not just one family but often entire villages meaning massive change for their future.