Medevac Trekker

MEVEVAC TREKKER

BODY OF CHRIST IN ACTION – FREE BURMA RANGERS

“The Body of Christ in Action” is not an empty statement. Here at Calvary Chapel St. George (CCSG) our desire is to equip the body and encourage them in becoming true disciples and servants of Christ Jesus. The result is a vibrant congregation actively involved in the ministries of the church. Would that include designing and building a stretcher?

Absolutely! CCSG has been supporting the Free Burma Rangers (https://www.freeburmarangers.org/) for many years.  Luke 4:18-19 says, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”  FBR seeks to free the oppressed by training multi-ethnic humanitarian service teams in bringing help, hope and love to people in the conflict zones of Burma, Iraq, Syria and Sudan. Training teams to provide critical emergency medical care, shelter, food, clothing and human rights documentation in their home regions is inherently dangerous. FBR teams often find

themselves in grim combat zones providing hope and love to the innocent caught in the crossfire of geopolitical conflict.  Sometimes they are wounded, and yes, sometimes they die, but always they live to seek and serve Jesus by spreading the Gospel of grace to all who will listen.  

So what does all this have to do with a stretcher? A brother in our congregation took “The Body of Christ in Action” to heart and flew around the world to Thailand to see how he and his wife could help.  Dave Eubank, FBR Director, pointed to a Buddhist Temple on top of a mountain and said “First, get up and back in two hours and 15 minutes.”  And with a smirk added “watch out for the cobras – they’ll knock you over.” Our guy made the run, and in the process, felt the Holy Spirit prompt him to develop a long-range stretcher to help FBR teams take villagers to safety. These rescue missions often include long distances traversing jungle mountain trails in combat conditions – enter the MEDEVAC TREKKER.

The ME is a light-weight, back-packable stretcher specifically designed and built for both desert and jungle combat conditions.

Dave Eubank said, “We thank God for our brother Darrell and for the Medevac Stretcher that will help us move the sick and injured where no other vehicles can go.  FBR serves in war zones around the world and often in mountainous areas where there are no accessible roads. The sick and wounded are

carried up and down narrow difficult trails and this requires much time and manpower. The Medevac Trekker is simple, fast, efficient, and reduces labor and time. It is a blessing to all of us and is life-saving.”

So what does the “Body of Christ in Action” mean at CCSG? It simply means putting feet to our faith. Responding when there is a need. Volunteering to clean the church, holding a baby so the parents can worship on Sunday, visiting the sick, feeding the poor, or sometimes it means designing and building a stretcher.

Let God lead you as you serve while trusting He can and will enable you to do great things for His Kingdom.  You never know, He may just ask you to design and build a stretcher!  Be available. Be willing. Be a part of the “Body of Christ in Action” for the glory of His Name.