Brazil 2018


In July of 2018, my family joined Amazon Outreach to help serve in small villages along the Amazon river in Brazil. We were on a 3-decker river boat that traveled 30 [...]

Brazil 2018 2018-12-03T21:25:15-05:00

Africa Missions


"Soon after I received my license, I went to Kenya for four months.  I served at a mission hospital in Kijabi, outside of Nairobi, the capital.  People traveled [...]

Africa Missions 2019-11-05T18:19:15-05:00

Myanmar Missions


Dr. Merlino travelled to Myanmar (formerly Burma) in February to teach eleven Burmese men to extract teeth. This was her first time working with mPower, a mission agency dedicated to [...]

Myanmar Missions 2018-06-15T13:19:29-04:00

Honduras Missions


Almost every year, Dr. Merlino leads a mission trip to Honduras.  Guanaja is a small island (10 x 3 miles) and has no full-time dentist.  "We learned this [...]

Honduras Missions 2018-06-15T13:17:49-04:00

Nicaragua Mission


Dr. Merlino answered the call for an urgent request for a female dentist to join a team of other medical professionals headed to Nicaragua January 2011.  The CMDA team served [...]

Nicaragua Mission 2018-06-15T11:27:59-04:00

Chile Mission


"One day at the office as I was working on her mom, Erica, a Spanish major and I conversed in Español.  I suggested she could really practice her language skills [...]

Chile Mission 2018-06-15T11:26:17-04:00