Our medical team will be staying at the Brittains’ home in the city of Gbarnga and working with national pastors and medical care people. Each day we will travel to remote villages to hold medical clinics with missionary pastors or help at the local medical outreach clinic. A key component of each clinic is taking patient histories, which is done in partnership with bilingual nationals. After taking the histories, we will treat the patients for free. Throughout the day, the patients and others in the village will hear the gospel at least once. Nearly everyone is happy to listen. 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: $1,400/per participant
Ministry support funds cover all local travel, accommodations, meals, medical supplies used throughout the trip, and more. Instructions on how to submit the funds and the due date will be emailed to the team. These funds may be submitted by the team participant or by others on their behalf.
Airfare: Approximate cost: $1500-$2000
Participants are responsible for purchasing your own airfare. Tickets should not be purchased until information is 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. There are very limited flights to Liberia on only a couple of international carriers.
Miscellaneous Expenses: $700-$900
All first-time healthcare team trip participants must complete specific online training ($75) and each participant must purchase team specific travel/emergency insurance ($25) through ABWE. Instructions to complete the training and secure insurance will be given once trip assignment has been made. Other miscellaneous expenses are based on trip requirements (eg. passport [$110], visa [$175], optional additional travel insurance [~$160], travel vaccines [varies greatly], and anti-malaria medicine, etc. These requirements will be outlined in an email once assigned to the team.
See if you meet our qualifications for short-term team service and are in agreement with ABWE’s Doctrinal Statement. If so, click “Apply Now” above. If you have previously applied and are interested in this trip, please contact IHM@abwe.org and place the name of the trip in the subject line.
The country was founded with the help of the USA in the early 1800’s by freed slaves from America. It grew to become one of the most prosperous countries in Africa, but then 2 military coups and war ravaged the country for 15 years. From 1989-2003 the people of Liberia suffered through brutal conflict and spiritual devastation and is now one of the poorest nations in the world.
If not spiritually captive in animistic tribal religions, many Liberians profess to be Christian but have fallen for false teachers claiming to offer salvation through health, wealth, and prosperity. The people of Liberia 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 medical outreach with church planting and discipleship. Will you join us in bringing Liberians to the Lord, in strengthening local churches, and in establishing contacts for future career missionaries?
Use your medical skills on the mission field to heal people physically and spiritually. In our nearly 100 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.