If you’re considering joining a medical missions team you’ve probably noticed people have a lot to say about the risks and benefits of medical mission work. Mission Partners For Christ has led dozens of teams in recent years and this post shares the top 4 reasons why we go on medical missions trips:
1. Medical Missions Trips Can Transform Lives
People receive access to much-needed medical care, screening, and medication. Educating people on their health risks and conditions empowers them to optimize their health by reducing risks and controlling symptoms wherever possible. When we speak with wisdom, love, and hope, it contributes to physical, spiritual, and emotional health. Our teams work with local partners to make sure that the work we do empowers people to care for themselves and their loved ones. We constantly see God move through our volunteers and pop-up clinics in a powerful ways that go well beyond the services we provide. When we go on medical missions trips, we make a difference that reverberates eternally.
2. Access to Health Care And Education Is Expanded
We believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality medical care and the gospel. Mission Partners for Christ provides medication, treatment, screenings, and health education in underserved communities around the world. When we go on medical missions trips, we not only bring hope and treatment for medical issues. We also may be part of an answer to someone’s prayer. Our volunteer medical teams partner with local Christian organizations to provide free preventative care and treatment to their community members. By building on existing relationships, it is our goal to deepen those relationships and create additional ministry opportunities for our partner organizations.
3. Your Story Will Inspire Others To Join In
When other people see or hear about the how your trip impacted the community you visited, they’re going to start thinking about getting involved. Asking why we go on medical missions trips is crucial to expanding our impact and serving more communities. There’s always room for more people to join a medical missions team, offer financial support, or support us in prayer but they won’t join in if they are not made aware of the opportunity.
4. Jesus Is The Heart Of Why We Go On Medical Missions Trips
There are a lot of people who still haven’t heard about Jesus and it keeps us up at night. Jesus loves people and cares about everything that concerns or pertains to their lives. For us, serving on a medical missions team is how we love our neighbor as we love ourselves. Investing in the communities we serve, empowering people to move towards health, and supporting local partners honors people and God in powerful ways. So the biggest reason we do this work is because we long to serve for, with, and through Jesus.
We LOVE serving on international teams because we know the tremendous impact we can have. What are some of your reasons to do this work? We’d love to hear from you over on the Mission Partners for Christ Facebook page.