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International Mercy Missions Continue

Deseret International’s founder Dr. William E. Jackson and his son, Doug Jackson will soon be headed out on another multiple country mercy mission to provide medical assistance to third world countries. Dr. Jackson will be traveling to the Philippines, India, Pakistan and Indonesia and Doug Jackson will be helping residents in Chile, Panama, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Guatemala. Both will be providing such medical service as post-polio procedures, cataract surgery, dental needs and prescription glasses. They plan to stay in touch using international wireless service donated by Cellhire USA LLC.

“Within the past couple of years, we have begun to construct our own clinics to give more autonomy and flexibility to our local organizations. As we traveled around the world, we recognized the need to keep in constant communication. We just can’t “check out” for a week or two at a time. Decisions are being made even when we are out of town. We realized the value of discussing different options in real time – when we are in that particular country,” says Doug Jackson, Executive Director.

This is Deseret’s second trip using Cellhire’s international cell phone service. During their first trip, they were among the first to assist Pakistani villagers during the October 8, 2005 earthquake, which registered a minimum magnitude of 7.6 on the moment magnitude scale. Doug explained, “We are choosing Cellhire again because of their reliability. When William Jackson happened to be in Pakistan a couple of days after their big earthquake, for a number of villages, he was the first visitor from the outside. He stood in their streets and used Cellhire’s cell phone to get help and make plans for the villagers.”

Cellhire is very pleased to support Deseret International and the very important mission of this organization. We’ve chosen to help by ensuring effective wireless communications as these leaders further their work of improving the lives of people around the world.

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