Zambia is a landlocked country in south central Africa. Our medical team will be staying in a guesthouse in Copperbelt Province, about 100* miles north of Lusaka, and working with national pastors. We leave the USA on Friday to arrive by Sunday morning. Sunday we will prepare the pharmacy. Monday to Friday we will hold simple clinics (no shots or procedures) in local churches. Saturday, after some tourist shopping, we will start the trip back to the USA to arrive by Sunday.
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 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: $1,200/per participant
Ministry support funds cover all local travel, accommodations, meals, and medical supplies used throughout the trip. 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: Estimated cost: $1,300-$2,600
Participants are responsible for purchasing their 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 also be communicated by the team leader.
Miscellaneous Expenses: $100+
All first-time healthcare team trip participants must complete specific online training ($75) and each participant must purchase team specific travel/emergency insurance through ABWE. Instructions to complete the training and secure insurance will be given once trip assignment has been made. Other miscellaneous expenses may include routine vaccines and/or specific vaccinations dependent on country requirements. Special instructions for a visa for Zambia will be given to team members by the team leader.
One of the earliest missionaries to Zambia was the famous Dr. David Livingston. His story spurred a remarkable interest in missions, but over the years many cults have entered the country. Many of the church leaders in have not had the opportunity to receive theological education, which has resulted in false teachers claiming to offer salvation through health, wealth, and prosperity. So many Zambians profess to be Christian but have a false faith based in works or family background.
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.
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.
Meet the Team Leader
Over the last 25+ years, Dr. Jack Sorg has worked with national partners leading these medical team trips to open doors into hearts, homes, and whole communities. He continues to lead trips to Central America, South America, Africa, Eastern Europe, and South Asia.