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Alfredo's Story

“I can help her, but I must first have payment.” The doctor waited patiently as the young pastor gave him payment to treat his ailing wife. Young Alfredo watched from another room, wondering why his father had to pay for his mother’s life-saving care. At that moment, the young boy said in his heart, “If God allows, I will one day help people for free.” God placed that calling on Alfredo Espinoza as he watched his mother suffer from a chronic illness that soon took her life. In 1983 through The Friends of Israel, Dr. Alfredo Espinoza and his wife, Asunta, also a doctor, opened a clinic in a Jewish neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Today that clinic provides 24-hour care for anyone in need, completely free of charge. A few years ago, God also called their son, Dr. Juan Carlos, to work at the clinic and take Alfredo’s vision to the next generation. The Espinozas are committed to bringing free care to the hurting. But they know that without sharing God’s truth, their work would be in vain. So the clinic holds daily Bible studies that are open to all patients. Many continue to come even after they are discharged.