Meet Belinda Forbes, Missionary to Nicaragua
December 3, 2019, 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall
Come meet Dr. Belinda Forbes, one of the missionaries that Faith supports. Dr. Forbes is a dentist serving in Managua, Nicaragua with Acción Médica Cristiana (Christian Medical Action or AMC), a Nicaraguan Christian ecumenical organization specializing in community health and development in impoverished rural communities. Dr. Forbes uses her dental education and skills to serve the people of Nicaragua.
Of her assignment, Dr. Forbes says, “AMC’s model for local empowerment allows my contribution to be long-lasting and sustainable. AMC is committed to health education and promotion, farming and nutrition, disaster prevention, HIV/AIDS prevention, clean water and sanitation, women’s health, and youth leadership. AMC’s successes are based on community participation and the values of faith and justice.”
Dr. Forbes’s call to follow where her faith leads began in her early teens. After years of studying both Spanish and dentistry, she went to Nicaragua to serve as a missionary for one year. Nearly 30 years later she continues to work with dentists and other healthcare professionals with Accion Medica Cristiana.