World Medical Missions
If you have a missionary calling on your life, world medical missions is for you. Go to the nations. Be a Godsent Christian disciple or missionary for Jesus. Be His eyes, ears, heart, hands, arms and feet. Travel and see the world. Go on adventure missions trips and listen to other missionary stories. Help victims in disaster and war-torn or economically disadvantaged countries. You can find out where by reading the latest Christian news headlines. Share the love of Jesus Christ and make new disciples so they can do the same thing too.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations….” Matthew 28:19(NIV).
What are world medical missions? How are they making a global medical difference?
World medical missions are worldwide medical connections between Christian and non-Christian organizations. Medical missions teams from developed nations provide assistance for those in undeveloped nations. Free medical care, healthcare equipment, supplies and training and other resources are provided. Jesus Ministry is shared in over 100 countries through global missions. “…….”Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40(ESV).
World medical missions utilize the gifts and talents of Christian disciples and missionaries.
“God has given each of you a gift…….Use them well to serve one another.” 1 Peter 4:10 (NLT). Abilities of volunteers are matched to the needs of those in poorly developed countries. They can serve as:
- pharmacists – provide and dispense medications and vaccinations
- surgeons – Medical procedures can include eye surgery cleft-lip surgery
- dentists – Basic dental care is provided. It includes teaching cleaning techniques distributing toothbrushes and providing tooth sealant. Dental surgery, tooth extractions
- nurses – assist doctors in your field of expertise
- therapists – provide rehabilitation exercises and instructions
- counselors – emotional counseling
- elderly care – the elderly need your love and compassion
- expectant mother care – provide valuable information to the mother before the baby arrives
In-service training in new medical research techniques and medical technology is also a part of medical global missions. Children and adults are provided with free vision screening. Eyeglasses are distributed and prescriptions are filled.
World medical missions can sponsor healthcare services or help provide physical and emotional health.
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” 3 John 1:2 (KJV).
Medical care,, the treatment of illness disease or injuries, can be provided by world medical missions. Youth ministry medical care is provided for extremely ill children. Services are also available for adults and some even provide free medical transportation.
Public Health Educator
World medical missions can also include instruction in public health education. As in Christianity today, instruction is provided in the areas of sanitation, hygiene and healthy community living. In global medical missions, measures are taught and taken to prevent disease and infection. Education includes:
- personal hygiene – Hands-on workshops are given in hand-washing techniques personal cleanliness and the proper use of public and private water and toileting facilities
- public sanitation – Proper disposal of food garbage and human waste instruction
- water purification
- food – Proper nutrition food storage food preparation food security and food shipment are taught.
All of this and more is needed to carry out the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. Jesus miracles served the same purpose. Here is a short list of other mission ministries.
- Hospitals and clinics are built by Christian disciples and missionaries.
- Wells for fresh drinking water and sanitation purposes are still needed in a great way.
- Public and private sanitation facilities are constructed and sewage and water treatment plants are built.
- Windmills are built for gardening.
- Areas are built for proper disposal of food garbage human waste and other building projects.
“But everything must be done decently and in order.” 1 Corinthians 14:40 (HCSB).
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