Are you a medical professional? Have you ever thought about joining us for a medical missions trip, but quickly dismissed the idea because of your work commitments? This is a common frustration for many good-hearted folks who, just like you, have the heart to help but lack the availability. If this resonates, this may be the article that you need to read.

It may be a surprise to find out that many healthcare-related workplaces actually do support medical missions, often choosing to sponsor their own trips. A couple of examples of hospital-organized medical missions trips include Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Florida Retina Institute.

While you might assume that you would have to claim vacation days or miss out on pay to join us, it is quite possible that your employer is supportive and has a policy in place to support the work that you are doing. It is quite possible that you can take paid time off to join us in this ministry!

If you have professional medical expertise, there is a place for you on one of our missions trips.

Why Volunteer Your Time With Medical Missions?

When you choose to volunteer your time and expertise on a medical missions trip, you’ll be gaining new experiences, meeting new people, and so much more; most importantly, you will be literally changing lives for the better.

The people that you will meet on these trips will also change your life in ways that you cannot imagine. When you look into the eyes of another person whose well-being depends on you, that is a life-altering experience. You will encounter the image of God in every soul that we treat and share the gospel with. 

We cannot do this life-saving work without people like you. We hope that you will consider joining us for an upcoming trip.

Who Will You Be Treating

The areas that Mission Partners For Christ visits are in desperate need of people with your expertise. We encounter men, women, and children who, often, do not have access to the kind of basic healthcare that you and I take for granted each day. 

Too many lives are lost or shortened due to preventable causes. It is our passion to bring healthcare and healthcare education to them so that they can go on to live the full and thriving lives they deserve to have. Medical missions can help.

Where Are We Going?

We currently have two medical missions trips open for applications:

  • We will be in Ethiopia October 1-10, 2022. There, we will be working among the Oromo people and supporting our missions partners, Campus Crusade for Christ, Great Commission Ministry, and Global Hope Network International. We will be sharing the gospel and helping to assess patients and provide treatment as necessary. We will even find a little extra time to visit Nech Sar National Park where you will be able to witness the awe and wonder of God’s creation as zebras, cheetahs, lions, and more wander through the great Nech Sar Plains. 
  • We will be in Guinea February 4-23, 2023 working with our ministry partner, Community Church Ministries, Inc. We will be doing a number of things in service to the people in Guinea such as providing necessary health assessments and treatment. We will also be providing health education. Other areas we will be focusing on will include: clean water wells, evangelism, and sustainability projects such as farming.

I Am Interested: What’s My Next Step?

Before you do anything, you should check with your employer to find out what their policy is on a medical missions trip. If they support these trips, you will not have to worry about taking vacation days and might even be able to take that time off with pay.

If you need documentation to prove that you are volunteering with us as a medical professional, you can reach out to us so that we can see what we can do to help.

I Am Not A Medical Professional: Can I Still Volunteer?

Absolutely! We need people from all walks of life to help us with this life-changing and soul-saving work. You do not need a medical degree to serve with us.

We need people to help us dig, build, pray, and so much more. There is plenty of work to do outside of medical necessities, and all are welcome to volunteer with us. 

I Can’t Come On A Trip Right Now But Still Want To Be Involved

That’s great! We want you to be involved too. There are still a few ways that you can support Mission Partners For Christ without traveling with us. 

  • We need donations. We have a number of goals we’d like to reach in order to bless the people that we have been serving. Things like vehicles, clean water wells, and more.
  • We also accept generic donations to help cover the rest of our costs in running this organization and meeting the needs of those we serve.
  • We need prayer warriors. Never underestimate the power of prayers. Our successes can only happen because we have people like you holding us and our partners in prayer.
  • Spread the word. Make sure your friends and family members are aware that they, too, can serve with us. Whether it’s through donations, prayer, or coming with us on a trip let them know that there are opportunities for them in our ministry. You can share this blog post, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest and pass along any post that resonates. 

Don’t miss the chance to do God’s work with us. Get in touch with any questions you might have, and don’t forget to check with your employer about any policy that will support your volunteer choices. 

We cannot wait to partner with you!