Since 2001, Drs. David and Laura Parajón have been serving remote rural communities in Nicaragua. David is an internist and Laura is a family physician, and both have training in public health. They share health, hope and healing with the impoverished and vulnerable people of Nicaragua through AMOS (A Ministry of Sharing).
The Parajóns’ medical ministry includes community-based primary health care programs through the training and support of local health promoters and health committees. These promoters serve as doctors in their remote communities, diagnosing and treating the most common illnesses while also focusing on prevention through home visits, education on nutrition and hygiene and community-oriented projects such as deworming, water filtration, youth groups, support groups and palliative care. Thanks to the health promoters, there have been significant reductions in the number of deaths among children and women in their communities. David and Laura have been receiving short-term mission teams to work on preventive health projects alongside health promoters and have received long-term volunteers who serve in various capacities.