The Official Grand Opening of the
Gamertsfleder Medical and Educational Centre
Frome, Westmoreland, Jamaica
Thursday, March 21, 2013
5 P.M. (EST)
We are in contact with ValTech Media who recorded the event
and hope to receive the video soon. It will be available
for you to watch.
Photos of the Grand Opening and the First Dental Exam now in the photo
Gamertsfelder Mission Centre
a Work & Witness project
Dr. Paul Gamertsfelder started Men in Missions
in 1974. Men in Missions was changed to Work & Witness in
1984, and has been the catalyst for more than 150,000 Nazarenes
having hands-on experiences on mission fields throughout the world.
This building will be named for this very special servant and his
life's work in the field of optometry will be carried on inside its
walls. To God be the glory! Construction was started in early 2008 by Work &
Witness teams from across the country. This 10,000 square foot
clinic & daycare center is being built in Frome, Jamaica.
Dr. Paul's daughter, Adria Schumann, and two others with Wesley United
Methodist Church in Bloomington, Il, were interviewed on WJBC,
"The Voice of Central Illinois". Click on the image
below to listen to the interview.
Tour of the Surgery Wing at the GMC in Jamaica (Jan 2012)
Tour of the Primary Care wing of the GMC in Jamaica (Jan. 2012)
Here is a snipet of the Pre-Dedication Service
on May 1, 2011.
Peggy & Dawn, two of the Mission House cooks, singing
"I Am Blessed".
Dr. Gamertsfelder Performs the First Eye
By Sam Barber, Pastor of Shepherd Church of
Shepherd Work and Witness team boarded the Delta flight and,
in what seemed like no time, those in window seats wondered
if the island they were flying over might be Cuba. It was,
and what a gorgeous early November day we had to fly--the
deep blue ocean interrupted only by white caps that fooled
us for small boats from our 20,000 foot vantage point.
A tip of the wing and Montego Bay, Jamaica, came into
view. The water morphed from deep blue to crystal
clear aqua and the sandy beach beckoned. We were
fully awake now, chattering and planning, gawking and
craning to see what the Caribbean looked like. As
we expected, just like a travel brochure...read
the full story...
Dr. Paul was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Dr.
Paul is only the third recipient of the Award. Download the alumni magazine article here: page 1, page 2
Dear Supporters of CVS,
Here are three happy
children, on their way to the Salvation Army School
for Blind and Visually Handicapped in Kingston last
Monday morning. It was the culmination of months
of planning, and made possible by supporters of our
Child Vision Sponsorship program. The two who
are sponsored by Mission of Sight and Professional
Eye Care (CVS) are Brittanya, in the middle, and Romario,
on the right. (The girl in yellow
is from Mandeville and a third year student at SA.)...read
the full letter
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because He hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor;He hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives,andrecovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised." Luke 4:18