Suzie Campana




Suzie Campana: Mission Statement

My purpose is to serve Women and Children in primarily in developing nations. I desire to provide maternal/infant healthcare and to help educate the same in basic public health in those countries. As a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), I am able to be on staff with mission/humanitarian organizations; hence, enabling me to travel and serve in developing nations, as well as in the U.S.

In the summer I was asked to consider taking a position to help facilitate a clinic in the Philippines. This is the same ministry where I spent the summer of 2012 as an intern. While this is an incredible opportunity for me, it comes with much responsibility and so I took my time in making a decision.

Through much prayer and counsel sought from leadership, close friends and other midwives I have concluded that this is the right next step for me.


  • The need is real, the need is great. April 19, 2014
    What I feel must be said today and that which is of utmost importance, is that of the needs for midwives in the Philippines and specifically in a sleepy little town in the mountains. The clinic in Bugnay is not fully operating currently as you may recall from previous posting here or on Facebook. The … More The need is real, the need is great.
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  • Re-telling the story April 5, 2014
    I entered a contest several months back, I didn’t win, but the point for me anyway was to raise awareness and tell my story.  That is, the story of why and how I became a midwife. The organization Future Midwives is who had the contest, and they just today reposted the story on their blog … More Re-telling the story
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  • “In my day, we gave birth in the rice fields!” March 2, 2014
    Originally posted on gthemidwife: by Crystal Meeks The other day I met an elderly lady in her 70s from Bugnay who explained to me how times are changing. Old lady in Bugnay with Zion. ? She said in her day, the women were strong and they would give birth in the rice fields, tie the…
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  • Life and Death in the Mountains of Kalinga February 23, 2014
    Originally posted on gthemidwife: Did that title get your attention? I hope so! The truth is that our sister clinic in the village of Bugnay is the difference between life and death for many in the remote mountains of Tinglayan, Kalinga. Have you heard the story about the baby that suddenly stopped breathing? ? The…
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  • Does Jesus care about missions? Really? January 31, 2014
    Originally posted on oddnygumaer.com: I am going to convince some 40 youth that missions is cool. Before that I am also going to convince my family to do the house cleaning for me. I am not sure which challenge is bigger. It is possible that I will wake up tomorrow feeling like both my…
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Brief history of the ministry

Abundant Grace of God Maternity was founded in 2007 by Georgia Gilliland Macad, CPM.

The main clinic is located in Tabuk, Kalinga Philippines. In 2012 they extended services to the mountains of Tinglayan with a new maternity center located in the village of Bugnay (about 5 hours from our Tabuk site).

The Bugnay clinic serves the five Butbut (pronounced ‘boot-boot’) villages of Upper Tinglayan, as well as other surrounding villages in the area. This area has a population of approximately 5,000 people. It is at the Bugnay clinic that I will be primarily working and facilitating at.

Abundant Grace is a charity ministry dedicated to providing prenatal, labor/birth and postpartum care. Continued health education outreaches and spiritual encouragement for expecting mothers that are critical aspects to the ministry. All services provided are free and so relies solely on private funding to operate.

Partnerships

I’m excited for this next season, but before I go I must raise the funds. As stated above the clinics provide all services free of charge and thus rely on private donations to continue the work. This also means that foreign staff such as myself, must have funding to be there. I want to invite you to partner with me to continue the amazing work already happening in the Philippines. Below are some of the ways you can help.

Other work of the ministry include:

  • Providing hands-on training and discipleship for Filipino licensed and aspiring midwives.
  • Encourage and aid local midwives currently working in Kalinga.
  • Well-baby project: Community education basic supplies and support to the family with young children. Out reaches are done weekly in the communities and include; videos, games, projects, hands-on training and lectures. Topics and issues include; nutrition, medical emergencies, malaria and basic sanitation.

Partnerships

I’m excited for this next season, but before I go I must raise the funds.

As stated above the clinics provide all services free of charge and thus rely on private donations to continue the work.

This also means that foreign staff such as myself, must have funding to be there.

I want to invite you to partner with me to continue the amazing work already happening in the Philippines. Below are some of the ways you can help.

  • Financial partnership; monthly, one time or multiple random times of giving funds.
  • Prayer; I cannot overstate the need for prayer. It’s not easy living and working in developing countries but.
  • Spread the word; share my blog and FB page with others, networking is a wonderful way to help.
  • Fund Raising and Events; I would love help with this! If you would like to help plan and organize an event send me your ideas, let’s chat.