1. How do we do this?
2. What is it like?
3. Who can go?
4. When do we go?
5. What do I bring?
6. Do I need to know Spanish?
7. How do I sign up?
8. How do we get there?
By providing the opportunity
for short term medical mission trips to Juarez, Mexico
since 2003. We partner with local doctors and
ministries to provide outpatient medical care to
isolated desert and urban communities which lack basic
medical care. Our goal in 2005 is to expand our
outreach into improving the hearing and dental health of
the people of Juarez. Also in the plans for 2005 and 2006 is the development of a surgical mission in ENT and plastic surgery.
Outpatient clinics are
staffed on Monday-Thursday of each trip week from 0900
to about 1700. You can come and work everyday or pick
the days you would like to work. We see about 100
patients a day at each site. Most patients need
basic medical treatment for both routine (sinusitis,
anemia) and Mexico specific (dysentery, parasites)
conditions. We work with a great local doctor, Hugo
Mendez, who has dedicated his life to the Lord by
serving the people of Juarez. We routinely pray for
nearly all of our patients and it is common that 1 or 2
will respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ by accepting
Him as their Savior before your eyes.
We travel, sleep and eat
with the building teams of People Building People. At
night, we worship and sleep under the stars of the
Anyone who wants to do help
touch people who need healing. We currently
have medical and surgical doctors, nurses, a pharmacist,
an audiologist and several dental
professionals involved. We also use laypersons to work
in our pharmacy, check patients in to the clinic and do
eye and hearing screens.
For 2005, we will
concentrate our medical teams on Week 2 (June 17-26) and
Week 5 (July 8-17) (Trip list). If you plan to go with People
Building People on other weeks, we can still possibly
get you involved in the medical mission work that is
ongoing in Juarez.
Mainly a desire to get out
of your comfort zone for God and minister for people who
need physical and spiritual healing. We encourage
medical professionals to bring their own equipment (i.e.
stethoscopes, otoscopes). Please review the
Things to Bring checklist.
If you have access to any medical supplies or equipment
please contact us.
6. Do I need to know
It is certainly great if you
do know Spanish, but it is not required. We have
interpreters that assist us with both medical and
and sign up for a trip.
Note on the
registration page that you are interested in medical
work and state you interest and profession. We
encourage you to contact us
directly so we can get to know you prior to departure.
8. How do we get there?
We travel with the building teams of People Building
People. We drive through the night on Friday and
Saturday morning on a "Greyhound-like" tour bus to
Dallas, Texas. There we transfer our gear to a our
mission vans and fellowship with the mission team coming
from Mexico. We then travel to a church in Odessa, Texas
for the night. Sunday we travel the remainder of the way
Coming home we make it to Ranger, Texas on Friday. We
meet the next mission team again in Dallas on Saturday
morning, where we transfer everything back to the bus
and head for Arkansas. We stay at a hotel in on Saturday
night and enjoy a great time at the pool. We arrive back
in Cincinnati on Sunday night.
Click here to review a
general mission itinerary.
Alternatively, you can fly into Dallas or El Paso.
From there you will be
picked up by our mission teams and continue to Mexico. If you choose to fly down the
transportation cost of the trip will be waived. Please read
question #14 "Can I fly?" for more