Anita & Rick Gutierrez
Anita & Rick Gutierrez

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Drs. Anita and Rick Gutierrez serve in Durban, South Africa, together with IM partner the Baptist Mission of South Africa. They train and equip local churches, pastors and missionaries to combat life-style related diseases like HIV/AIDS, heart and artery disease, diabetes and malaria. Portable rapid screening tests for these conditions are offered by trained health builders. The doctors continue to develop a health education DVD series that can be studied individually or in small groups. A holistic approach from the Christian perspective is offered in order to help people achieve their health and life goals. The vision is to train two or four health builders in each participating church. They would like to see this model of health building become a part of local church missions throughout Africa and other resource-limited settings.
Projects, Journals & News
| In the Garden

Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it.  -Genesis 2:15

| Hoping for a Better Future

Jabu has a passion to help her community. She is a woman who cries out to God in prayer.

| White Cross – South Africa Galilean Health Kits for Health Builders

This White Cross project seeks to raise $8,000 to equip Health Builders with Galilean Health Kits and training so they can provide good care to the KwaZulu-Natal community.

| South Africa – Trees from Zechariah 3

Offering the people of South African an opportunity run local fruit and nut tree grafting nurseries can produce profit, improve nutrition, result in environmental improvements and result in economic sustainability.

| Ebola Update

When our mentor Daniel Fountain served in the Congo in 1995 there was an Ebola Virus Disease outbreak starting in Kikwit which eventually killed 240 out of 300 people infected once the virus spread from village people to the hospital setting.

| Obesity: A Global Problem

Once common only in wealthy nations, obesity now is on an alarming rise in underdeveloped countries as well. Globally, obesity rates have doubled since 1980.