A woman suffering from sickle cell anemia, pale and fatigued from lack of iron, visited an MTW medical clinic in a village in West Africa, in one of the poorest areas in the world. The clinic was able to give her a supply of supplemental iron tablets that would last her for several months. She gasped and motioned her hands in gestures of thanks. Encounters like this open a wide door for the gospel. Many come to Christ and the work of church planting moves forward through these collaborative efforts.
In fact, one of the most frequent requests of MTW missionary teams is for a medical clinic. Some MTW locations have permanent medical personnel who operate year-round clinics. But our global medical staff members are available to visit areas all over the world where temporary clinics are vitally needed. They’re able to pray with patients, share the love of Christ, and connect them with local churches who will follow up with long-term spiritual care.
Betsy and Ash joyfully serve together, both overseas on medical trips and at missions conferences.
Cheryl recruits and prepares medical missions teams to assist in church-planting efforts through compassionate care, prayer and evangelism.
Tom and Connie lead short-term medical and children’s ministry teams to work with churches in Africa and Haiti.
The Sextons serve around the world with MTW's medical ministry.
In my nine years of leading medical-evangelism teams, I’d never seen the effect of so much heinous sin, especially against children.SEE MORE
Stephanie McCardel knelt on the floor of a 10-day clinic in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. She was tasked with cleaning a man's feet.SEE MORE
Missionary nurse practitioner John Sexton just returned from West Africa where he trained national pastors to be Ebola prevention teachers.SEE MORE
Our mobile medical clinics provide much needed medical care for those who couldn't otherwise afford it.SEE MORE
The first time I saw Francesca, while serving on a MTW medical team in the Philippines, she was moving quickly toward me two escorts.SEE MORE
She told me about her divorce nine years before in which her “fake” Christian husband gained custody of their three boys.SEE MORE
Pray for Muslims in West Africa who have been impacted by the Ebola virus to find hope in Jesus Christ.
Pray that people will come to faith in Christ through our medical clinics, where we seek to do what Jesus did and care for those in need.
Pray for Francesca and others like her who receive medical care through MTW clinics. Pray that the care they receive would strengthen their faith in Christ.