Medical Missions

Know before you go — to Haiti or anywhere

Following a fresh round of violent demonstrations in Haiti, the U.S. State Department has upgraded the Travel Advisory for the country to a Level 4 — Do Not Travel.

From the Mission Field – Togo Mercy Medical Team

The Rev. Gary Schulte, area director for LCMS West Africa, shares a story from the Togo Mercy Medical Team clinic in September.

From the Mission Field – June 2018

An LCMS Mercy Medical Team visits Sierra Leone. Members of Gambella Lutheran Church in Kenya receive the Lord’s Supper for the first time in over five years.

10 Questions with Mercy Medical Team Leader Sharon Thomas

Sharon Thomas, a nurse from Belvidere, Ill., has served on 13 LCMS Mercy Medical Teams — and led 11 of those — to provide medical care to underserved people around the globe.

Extending Mercy in Rural Africa

Madison McKinney, a college junior, was part of an LCMS Mercy Medical Team trip to Kenya in June.

Service Opportunities – July 2013

Jesus comes to serve you, and He does. He also has given you the gift of serving your neighbors — those people He has placed in your life. So, join us in receiving all that God has to give. Then turn right around in joyful service and love those in your midst. Thanks be to God, we know you can, and we pray you will.

Maggie Karner discusses need for Mercy Medical Team volunteers

Maggie Karner, Director of the LCMS Life and Health Ministries, talks about the need for volunteers for the Mercy Medical Teams in 2014. She discusses service opportunities for medical professionals and laity overseas in this program. The geographical areas of service and how the program assists LCMS missionaries and partner churches on the field were also explained.

Mercy Medical Teams seek volunteers

Volunteers are needed to staff five Mercy Medical Teams that will serve in Madagascar, the Dominican Republic, Kenya and Kyrgyzstan in 2014.

Mercy Medical Team Trip to Madagascar

During a March 2013 LCMS Mercy Medical Team trip to Madagascar, team members treated 1,321 patients and filled 4,000 prescriptions.