Rick and Anita Gutierrez
International Ministries, South Africa
Family doctors Anita and Rick Gutierrez train and equip local churches, pastors and missionaries to combat lifestyle-related diseases like HIV/AIDS, heart and artery disease, diabetes and malaria. They incorporate portable rapid screening tests and ultrasounds into weekly neighborhood health classes held by trained health builders. Through in-home sessions, they provide friendship evangelism and Bible study opportunities. They are continuing to develop a health education DVD series that can be studied individually or in small groups. Their vision is to train two or four health builders in each participating church.