Opportunity

Moldova Healthcare Team Trip

Team
The Position

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.

Team Members Needed

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

Team Description

Moldova is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, the poorest nation in that area of the world. Our medical team will be staying in a guesthouse attached to a church in Falesti (100 miles north of the capital, Chisinau) and working with a national pastor/missionary. Arriving by Saturday, we will participate in the Sunday church service and then spend the rest of the day preparing the pharmacy. Monday to Friday we will hold outreach clinics where the national missionary is starting new churches. Saturday we will return to Chisinau for sightseeing and souvenir shopping. Sunday we will return home.

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 have given permission. At the end of each day, we take time to debrief and pray for the next day's activities.

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: $1000-$2400)

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 each other. Comprehensive details to prepare for this trip will be communicated by the team leader once you are assigned to the team.

Miscellaneous Expenses

All first time participants must complete specific online training ($75) and each participant must purchase team specific travel insurance ($25). Other miscellaneous expenses may include routine vaccines and/or specific vaccinations dependent on country requirements. Instructions to complete the training and secure team travel insurance will be given once trip assignment has been made.

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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 Orthodox church teaches that Evangelical Christianity is wrong, and Baptist particularly are a sect that needs to be avoided. The Atheists believe that all religion is foolish. However, those with the Orthodox background are more open generally to the Gospel. They have a respect for the Word of God, believe in sin, heaven and hell; and they know that Christ died on the cross. Moreover, many are becoming disillusioned with the Orthodox priesthood. Compassionate ministry softens hearts to hear more about salvation by faith through grace.

The national missionary is a long-time partner of ABWE, and has extensively used the medical team trips to both start and build new church ministries.

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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