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2010-01 GH Nepal 0841As a missionary, why do a HealthCare Ministries outreach?

To extend a touch of compassion.

What happens when you extend a touch of compassion?  You gain respect.  It opens opportunities and gives legitimacy to your ministry by showing expertise.  Compassion outreaches create an awareness of the church.  They break down barriers and establish credibility.  The result is changed lives.

HCM is field-driven—we only send teams at the request of Assemblies of God missionaries.  In other words, we can’t do this unless you—an AG missionary—ask us to come.

Did you know that HealthCare Ministries can do more than medical outreaches?

HCM offers a variety of health education outreaches that promote long-term prevention of illnesses and improved quality of life. Consider one of the following health initiatives in the area of ministry in which you serve.

Medical Evangelism Outreach

Standard medical/dental/optical team
Average team size: 15-20 people
Adaptations for smaller team are at the missionary’s request or lack of professional volunteers available for specific outreach. Teams may be: counseling and optical, medical and dental, optical and health education, etc.

Health Screening & Education

Average team size: 2-4 people
Supplies needed: minimal
Focusing on the risk factors and prevention of either diabetes, heart disease /hypertension, or cancer.

Health Education Outreach

Average team size: 2-4 people
Supplies needed: minimal
Health topics can be selected from any of the different areas and a variety of seminars can be held throughout the outreach. Topics include:

  • Basic health
  • Chronic diseases
  • First aid
  • Infections/vector diseases
  • Adolescent health
  • Blindness prevention

Health Seminar

Average team size: 2-4 people
Supplies needed: minimal
Health topics can be selected from any of the different areas and a variety of seminars can be held throughout the outreach. Topics include:

  • Women’s Health Issues
  • Child Care
  • Men’s Health Seminars
  • Psychosocial Issues from a Christian Perspective
  • HIV/AIDS

Children’s Health Fair

Average team size: 15-20 people
Community-wide outreach coordinated by the churches in the area in a central location. Health screening booths for children. Game booths, health teaching areas i.e. hand washing, oral hygiene, purification of water, nutrition, first aid, etc. Children’s Evangelism presentation.

School Health Education

Average team size: 2-4 people
Oral hygiene, hand washing, HIV/AIDS prevention, nutrition, water purification, first aid, and adolescent development.

Disability Awareness Outreach

Average team size: 2-4 people

  • Seminars for people with disabilities on common health needs
  • Disabilities awareness seminars in churches or community center
  • Practical Training to Empower People who Work with People with Disabilities
  • Professional networking to improve services to people with disabilities

Community Health Evangelism

Average team size: 2-4 people
Community Health Evangelism (CHE) is a true best practices model for integrating evangelism and discipleship with community based development. Today CHE is being used in 105 countries around the world to lift whole communities out of cycles of poverty and disease.

Bible School Course

Average team size: 2-4 people

  • Foundations of Health
  • Global University HIV/AIDS Course
  • CHE – TOT I
  • Psychosocial Issues Impacting the Church
  • Disabilities Awareness.

Would you like more information on the possibility of HCM sending a team to work with you?  Fill out this form and someone from HCM will be in contact with you. (HCM can only send teams to work with Assemblies of God World Missions personnel.)

Urgent Needs

HCM urgently needs the following healthcare professionals in order for upcoming medical outreaches to be made possible:

Please see our Upcoming Outreaches for available spots on teams. Contact our Logistics department at logistics@compassionlink.org, if you are interested, or call our office at (417) 866-6311. 

All Needed Professionals »

HCM urgently needs the following supplies for upcoming medical outreaches:

We currently need donations of AAA batteries for our outreaches. See how you can help us out with batteries and suitcases and other materials needed.

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Contact Us

Contact us with any questions, comments or inquiries with the info below or with our simple contact form by clicking here.

Address:
521 W. Lynn St. Springfield, MO 65802
Phone: 417-866-6311 Fax: 417-866-4711

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