Opportunity

Liberia Medical Missions Team Trip

Team
Dates needed
Tentative February, 2021
Cost
Estimate: $2900-3300
The Position

2021 Trip:

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.

Trip Description

Our medical team will be staying in a guesthouse near the city of Gbarnga and working with national pastors. Each day we will travel to local churches to hold one-day clinics. A key component of each clinic is taking patient histories, which is done in partnership with bilingual nationals. After taking the histories, which are given to the doctors, the history takers then present the Gospel to those who given them permission. At the end of each day, we take time to debrief and pray for the next day’s activities.

Team Members Needed

  • 4 to 5 team members total
  • At least 2 doctors
  • At least 1 nurse
  • Other team members do not need to be medical professionals

Ministry Support Funds: $1,000/per participant

Each trip has its own "Ministry Support" account at ABWE, to which each participant contributes. The funds cover all local travel, accommodations, meals and supplies used throughout the trip. A predetermined amount of $100, to reserve placement, is submitted when assigned to a team. The balance needs to be submitted by 45 days prior to departure. These funds may be submitted by the team participant or by others on their behalf.

Airfare: Approximate cost: $1800-$2100

Participants are responsible for purchasing your own airfare. Information will be provided to each team member by the team leader to ensure that your ticket can be coordinated so the entire team arrives on the same flight or within 30 minutes of team leader. Comprehensive details to prepare for this trip will be communicated by the team leader once you are assigned to the team.

Miscellaneous Expenses: $100-$200

Each trip has varying miscellaneous expenses based on trip requirements (e.g. online training, background check, specific vaccinations per country requirements, visa, etc.). These requirements will be outlined in an email once assigned to the team.

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See if you meet our qualifications for short-term team service and are in agreement with ABWE's Doctrinal Statement. If so, and you would like to apply click "Start The Conversation" below. If you have previously applied and are interested in this trip please contact, IHM@abwe.org and place name of trip in the subject line.

The Need

The country was founded in the early 1800’s by freed slaves from the USA. It grew to become one of the most prosperous countries in Africa. Then civil war stared at the end of the 20th century, and the country suffered through 15 years of brutal conflict and spiritual devastation. Now it is one of the poorest nations in the world.

Islam is growing, and many other liberians profess to be Christian but have fallen for false teachers claiming to offer salvation through health, wealth, and prosperity. The people of Uganda are in desperate need for the healing and hope of Jesus Christ.

ABWE missionaries are partnering with nationals in this opportunity-filled mission field, combining church planting with medical outreach, youth ministry, and discipleship. Will you join us in bringing Liberians to the Lord, in strengthening local churches, and in establishing contacts for future career missionaries.

On this trip, we will be doing simple clinics (no shots or procedures) in churches or a location connected to the local church. We will be treating all comers for free, while also presenting the Gospel to those who give us permission.

The Impact

Use your medical skills on the mission field to heal people physically and spiritually. In our nearly 90 years of ministry, we have seen compassionate medical care soften hearts to hear the message of the gospel, changing lives for today and eternity. But we can't do this without you.

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