News from the Dominican Republic

Dear Partners in Mission,

Last February the physiatrists were holding their biannual conference and inviting PTs to join them.  There were lots of comments about when would PTs have our own conference?  God nudged me to get involved with this and I asked who would help me.  The 14th of September was the day that God brought a group of 44 physical therapists and physical therapy students together for our first step in creating an annual conference.  While the turnout was a bit disappointing, the actual event was good.  The four primary speakers gave interesting and illuminating talks, with the people introducing and closing out the day capturing the interest of all as well.  The feedback from participants and the sponsors was positive, thus this event serves as a good starting point for future events.  God brought together a good team of folks to make it happen and I’m thankful to God for each of them.  The primary team were each students of mine at some point and two of the presenters were as well.  God is moving within the PT community here, helping to motivate people to continue to grow in their abilities to serve their patients better every day.  Please join me in thanking God for the team who worked hard to bring this together and for those who came to learn and expand their PT horizons.  Thank you for your prayers and partnership in this mission!

In Christ,

Cathy Donahoe

Cathy Donahoe is a SAMS Missionary and Physical Therapist serving in the Dominican Republic.

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Missionary Cathy Donahoe

Cathy Danahoe, a physical therapist licensed and trained in Colorado, moved to the Dominican Republic in May 2007 to work as a missionary with Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana. She is a missionary with SAMS, the Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders, formerly known as the South American Missionary Society. Her primary sending church is St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Grand Junction, Colorado. The city of San Pedro de Marcoris is about one hour east of the capital and is home to the Clinica Episcopal Esperanza y Caridad. Cathy works with physical Therapy students in the capital and helped open a PT clinic within the Clinica Episcopal Santa Cruz in Santa Fe, an outer barrio of San Pedro. 

For more on Cathy and her work go here...