Are you retired or semi-retired and thinking about being more active in the missions field?
If so, this may be the perfect season for you to join a short-term medical missions team and bring physical, spiritual, and emotional healing to people around the world. Wondering if a medical missions trip is a good way for you to get involved? Here are our top 3 reasons we believe retirees are well suited for a short-term medical missions trip:
You have more control over your schedule than ever before!
Being retired means that you get to set your schedule. It’s also highly unlikely that you have young people at home needing rides, help with homework, or constant supervision. This frees up your evenings and weekends to travel locally or globally and serve. Many of our volunteers are still raising families and it can be harder for them to take medical missions trips while their kids are in school. If you’re an empty nester, you have the freedom and flexibility to take one or more short-term medical missions trips a year with our team!
You have so much valuable experience to share!
Our younger volunteers have not had as much time to develop the professional and life experience that you bring to the table. If you have been in the medical field for the last few decades, just think of how many thousands of hours you’ve spent honing your craft. You have learned how to make people feel important and seen while efficiently serving their medical needs. No matter if you have worked as support personnel or provided hands-on medical care, your expertise is desperately needed by the people we serve.
You have resources that younger people may not have.
Just like you have more control over your time, you also have fewer demands on your income than those in the midst of raising a family. Once the kids move out, the utilities drop and the food bill gets cut in half. There is a little more money in the bank at the end of the month. In addition to financial resources, retirees are more likely to have time for social or philanthropic groups that share passions. The groups you belong to can support you with prayer and even help you raise funds for your medical missions trip. It’s also possible that all of you could take a short-term medical missions trip together!
If you are considering a short-term medical missions trip, there’s no better time than right now to ask God for His input.
Mission work always starts with prayer and discerning God’s will for each of us in our current season! I’d love to invite you to take a first step towards joining a short-term medical missions trip by clicking here
to choose which of our upcoming destinations pique your interest.
Do you need some questions answered before you say yes? We’d love to answer your questions about joining our team. Click here
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