You've probably heard a lot about the Summer Mission Trips to Kenya and Nicaragua and all the relationship building, supply distribution, and overall mission support that happens on these trips. Did you know that we also send teams on targeted medical trips to meet the health needs of the people we serve in those two countries?
The Kenya Medical Mission Trip in February 2017 is the next trip that our medical team is planning and we are looking for more doctors, dentists, and other medically-trained individuals to help us provide basic health care to the people of Kenya.
Medical Mission Trips are designed around clinic days. The team arrives at a school, sets up stations for exams, treatments, medication distribution, etc. The team then sees students and members of the community, performing basic checkups, treating conditions as the supplies and expertise of the the team allow. The day is tiring, but very fulfilling.
On the February 2017 trip, the clinic days will take place at the two primary schools that Fox River sponsors (New Life Academy in Bomani and Crossroads Academy in Vipingo), as well as two other schools in the area. In addition to the clinics, the team will be focusing on providing some health education and health promotion. Educating people on basic health and self-care concepts can go a long way in improving the lives of the people we serve in Kenya.
Are you medically-trained? Starting to feel the call to spend about a week impacting the lives of literally hundreds of God's children in Kenya?
You can read more information and begin the application process on our Trips page. While the trip is still several months away, time to prepare is short. Applications are due August 1, 2016. If you are interested in joining the trip, or even if you'd just like more information, please fill out the form on the Trips page, and someone from the Medical Missions Team will contact you soon.
Whether you're prayerfully considering being a part of our next Medical Mission Trip, or you'll be following along on our blog from home, please join us in praying for the Medical Team as they prepare to be the hands and feet of Jesus in Kenya, as well as for the people we go to serve!