When people are sick and hurting physically it is difficult for them to hear the Gospel. By treating their illnesses and healing their pain, the distraction is removed and people are more likely to be interested in what you have to say.
Hope and Help regularly partners with our local leaders in South Asia by organizing medical mission teams who go into areas that are underserved medically and provide basic medical care. The service of a medical team helps to open doors of ministry for our local partners as people from all backgrounds and religious affiliations come to receive medical care. The gospel is shared and relationships are built that can result in future outreach.
Typically our medical teams partner with a regionally located hospital that will provide more extensive care for the patients that are seen at the clinics, if necessary.
Anyone who has a background in medicine, ophthalmology, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, etc is welcome to participate. Please visit our short-term trip page to learn more about any trips that are scheduled in the near future.