Spring Break Medical Mission
Belize, Central America
Faculty members and students from Bethel’s Health Sciences programs embark every March on this trip to administer free medical care to the people of Belize. The Belize Medical Mission, taken during the students’ spring break, allows students to gain hands-on experience in a cross-cultural medical setting.
Mission teams set up clinics in different villages each day and see an average of 200 patients per day. The scope of care includes: assessment of nutritional status and overall health needs, administration of worm medication and vitamins, treatment of minor skin and respiratory infections, and education about hygiene and disease prevention. Follow-up care is arranged for patients with more complicated or serious problems.
Medical teams can see more than 800 patients each week. Hundreds of Bibles and care packages with food and hygiene products are also given out. Most importantly, the people of Belize are shown God’s love through service and sacrifice.
Medical teams are hosted by Gaither Evangelistic Ministries headed by Randy Gaither. Gaither Evangelistic Ministries (GEM) is a missions organization with a worldwide commitment to reach as many people as possible with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Their ministries include church building, evangelism, food distribution, medical care, and establishing orphanage prospects and educational programs.
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The 2014 Belize Medical Mission will also include an outreach team. Details are to be determined. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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