Photo: Helen Kuempel serves on a Mercy Medical Team in Madagascar. Here, she visits with a Malagasy mother and child at one of the six clinics held in remote villages.
Since 2006, LCMS Mercy Medical Teams have provided desperately needed healthcare to more than 25,000 patients in underserved regions around the globe.
This short-term volunteer program offers medical professionals opportunities to volunteer abroad in a variety of clinical and health-related settings. Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, other types of medical professionals and even pastors and hard-working laity are coordinated and trained into specific Mercy Medical Teams (MMT), which work in conjunction with LCMS partner churches and international clinics to address needs of both body and soul.
- For more information, contact the Office of International Mission at 888-843-5267 or email@example.com.
- To learn about how you can serve the Lord around the world, visit http://servenow.lcms.org.
God knows us and what we need. He sent his Son, Jesus, to earth, so that we may have life, and have it to the full. Through faith in Jesus’ death and resurrection, our relationship with God is restored and we have life. LCMS World Mission’s GEO and short-term missionary programs focus on building relationships and sharing the Gospel with people through those relationships, as well as connecting locals to career missionaries and national churches to continue building relationships. The people touched by GEO and short-term missionaries need the same thing we all do: true life in Christ. By serving for 1-2 years or even two weeks, you can help our missionaries and national churches in their efforts to introduce people to a true life in Christ.