Ministry Focus


We believe healthcare is a powerful tool for serving the physical and spiritual needs of a sick and hurting world. In our nearly 100 years of ministry, we have seen compassionate medical care soften hearts to hear the important message of the gospel, changing lives for today and eternity. But we can't do any of this without you. ABWE needs healthcare professionals who want to use their passion and talents to serve people in need for as little as one 1-week up to their entire career.

Since ABWE was founded in 1927 with Dr. Raphael Thomas, we have used healthcare as a way to express God’s love and share the path to eternal life through:

  • AIDs ministry outreach
  • Community healthcare projects
  • Crisis pregnancy centers
  • Dental clinics
  • Disaster relief and humanitarian crisis work
  • Hospitals
  • Mobile clinics
  • Orphan care

Thousands of patients around the world have heard the gospel. As people respond, missionaries follow up with the goal of connecting new believers with a local church. Churches throughout the world can be traced back to our medical ministries.

Our Hospitals and Medical Ministries

  • Hospital of Hope in Togo, West Africa
    • Fully equipped surgical facilities with outpatient care
  • Ndungu Kebbeh Health Center in The Gambia, West Africa
    • The rural out-patient clinic serves Wolof people group through family practice, pediatrics, and dentistry
  • Memorial Christian Hospital in South Asia
    • Full-service inpatient and outpatient hospital and an associated college of health sciences
  • Crisis Pregnancy Centers in Peru, Ukraine, and Kenya
    • Offering counseling, prenatal and postnatal care
  • Ukraine Medical Ministry
    • Monthly relationship-building outpatient clinics in destitute villages, partnering with Ukrainian evangelists
  • Argentina, Eastern Europe, Ecuador, Haiti, Nicaragua, North Africa, South Asia
    • Short-term medical trips and clinics

Short-Term Opportunities to Serve

Several times a year ABWE sponsors primary care teams to engage in itinerant clinics working alongside of national church planters. These clinics generally take place in severely under-served parts of the world. Disaster-relief teams also may enter a disrupted area to participate in relief distribution and basic healthcare. Learn more about our trip finances and cancellation policies.

2021 Trips*:

*All trips are subject to cancellation based on country requirements for quarantine and/or status of COVID-19 outbreak. A final decision will be made eight weeks prior to the trip departure.

Please note that trip insurance does not cover medical care nor evacuation related to COVID-19. COVID-19 testing may also be required on departure and return for each trip.

If you're a trained medical professional who wants to combine your passion for caring for people with your passion for sharing the gospel, we want to talk to you.

Is God calling you to use your skills on the mission field?

Opportunities with this Focus

Short-Term Registered Nurse

Our team is needing short-term registered nurses to come serve at our hospital!
Ministry Focus

Healthcare Personnel

Hospital administrator, nurse educator, physical therapist, clinical lab director/pathologist, biomedical technician, medical secretary and information technology specialist to serve at our hospital either short or long-term.

Hospital Administrator

Our partner, Memorial Christian Hospital needs an administrator to help direct the transition to its large, new facility and an expanded outreach to the many unreached people groups living in our beautiful corner of South Asia.

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