The Marvel of Medical Mission
The Marvel of Medical Mission
One thing every nation, tribe and tongue has in common is our need for medical help from time to time. Whether we’ve got a scraped knee, a toothache, an achy elbow, or something much worse or more mysterious, each of us will need medical assistance at some point in our lives. The other thing we have in common, of course, is our deep need for Jesus. That’s why medical professionals are such a vital part of God’s Kingdom plan!
We need all sorts!
Here are just a few ways our Pioneers are serving in medical missions:
- Ollie and Zoe trained as a paediatrician and physio, respectively, and began to sense God’s call to mission when their two children were very small. After much prayer and preparation, they joined the staff of a mission hospital in rural Peru.
- Rosie*, a GP-in-training, took a year out from her studies to join a neonatal team in the mountains of Central Asia.
- Nina* was able to use her dentistry skills to bring both dental care and the message of Christ to remote East Asian villages.
- Mel, who grew up as a missionary kid in East Africa, went back as an adult to serve as a midwife and lecturer in a rural mission hospital and nursing school.
Do you have skills in the medical field? We’re looking for nurses, physios, dentists, doctors, midwives, optometrists and medical professionals of all sorts to bring the love of Jesus to people in every corner of the globe.
Trained medical workers are almost always welcome, just about anywhere in the world. The service they offer can open doors to places and people that might not be accessible otherwise. The question is not, “Can the doors be opened?” but rather, “Will you walk through them?”
Want to know more about what it’s like to be a medical missionary? Download our PDF learning tool, Can I Use My Healthcare Skills in Missions? where you can read informative interviews with three of our medical pioneers on the field.
Interested in talking with someone about using your medical training to bring hope and healing to those who don’t know Jesus? Let’s chat!
God has a way of speaking to me about himself through his creation, and my aloe plant is no exception. I was minding my own business, thinking I only had one aloe plant. I looked after it as best as I knew how, but all the while, under the surface, things were happening that I couldn’t have imagined.
We’ve seen business and work opportunities provide disciple-makers like you with a clear identity and access to meet and serve people, especially in places where unemployment is high. And that leads to relationships that are natural and break down the barriers to the gospel in people’s hearts.
A lady I know hadn’t slept for two weeks owing to the constant pain she was experiencing. She sought help through a spirit doctor, but after various painful rituals she found no relief. To this woman, Jesus is the risky, unknown, foreign God that she is afraid to ask for help. What repercussions will the family face if Jesus was to intervene?