+Q1 Seed Campaign - Guinea 2012

It’s a privilege to share the objectives for our next campaign with you. We have named it “+Q1 Seed – Guinea 2012” (More than one seed). Since November 2011, we have been organizing a series of events we want to accomplish in Equatorial Guinea in August 2012.

In support of our two projects PAMI and PISE, a group of 15 people will travel in staggered shifts between 30 July and 30 August to carry out a campaign with activities aimed at developing training programs and providing medical care in the districts of Bata and Evinayong.

Our primary focus will be on training. Thanks to the support of +QS partners and friends, we will host the first Medical-Dental Congress for doctors, nurses and medical students. This event is being organized in cooperation with the University of Barcelona (UB), the National University of Equatorial Guinea (UNGE) and the European Baptist Mission (EMB).

At the same time, we will screen approximately 300 young patients with heart problems, and conduct ophthalmology and general surgeries for patients we’ve previously screened. We will also launch a new association for parents of deaf children with cochlear implants and examine patients treated in the PAMI project. Once the congress concludes, several members of our group will stay in Bata and Evinayong for 20 more days offering health care training and providing dental care for about 200 patients. Additionally, a technical team will assist us at the congress, taking photos and shooting video footage and providing sound system support.

It is an effort we hope will serve to plant seeds that will some day produce much fruit.

If you would like to see what happened at the congress, here is the program.


What does "+Q1 Seed – Guinea 2012" mean?

+QS’s mission is very clear: to follow Jesus as our example. To choose the name for our 2012 campaign, we based it on a story Jesus told his disciples—the parable of the sower. When the sower went out to sow seeds in his fields, some of the seed fell on the wayside; and birds came and devoured them. Some fell on stony places, where there wasn’t much soil. Immediately they sprang up because they had no depth of earth. But the sun scorched them, and because they had no root they withered away. Some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them. But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

This parable teaches us to look for the most conducive place to plant seeds. This is the idea of +Q1 Seed–Guinea 2012, which is an opportunity for us to make a positive impact by offering training and assistance in a part of the world where there is great need. Perhaps we will be discouraged during the campaign, thinking our efforts won’t produce much fruit. However, we trust that our efforts and the seeds we plant will produce abundant fruit and that we will be able to see this fruit grow and multiply.

Thank you to each and every volunteer who has committed to this trip and everyone who supports us in planting these small seeds.