The purpose or vision for this medical outreach is in three fold:

1. Providing free medical services and drugs to help relieve sick people from suffering for lack of finances, medical services and
health workers.

2. To show the love of Jesus Christ to these people as the great healer who takes away our sins, sicknesses and pains.

3. Provide Christian medical professionals, health workers and volunteers an opportunity to share their faith through services to poor people.
A number of villages in northern Ghana lack health facilities and workers. The people are poor and can’t access medical services elsewhere and sometimes are not within reach. Drugs are rarely available and these villagers have very limited options other than to use painkillers to treat any illness and also the use of unorthodox medicine. Through our medical outreaches, OM Ghana is reaching thousands of unbelievers in these rural communities with the Gospel and medical aid. This outreach is in response to a huge number of requests from various communities where we serve to provide medical services and supplies. We have seen the plight of these people as most communities lack health facilities.
The medical outreach is focused and conducted in villages where there is no or limited access to medical health/services. We provide free consultations, drugs, laboratory services, food supplements to malnourished children, pregnant women and nursing mothers. The outreaches provide us with a wonderful opportunity to share Jesus Christ with people who under normal circumstances would not attend any Christian event. Ministries include children's evangelism, preaching in schools, open air crusades/Jesus film shows, prayers, one on one, door to door and evangelism among Muslims and Fulani people. We hope to plant churches in a Muslim community during the outreach.
 Dates Friday, 06 – Monday, 30 September 2019
 Apply by Friday, 12 July 2019
 Cost £550
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomegroups welcomesorry, no families
Participants Profile
Participants will be involved in the above activities listed including prayer meetings. In addition, team members will be involved in cooking, and other general activities of effective team life. There will be an opportunity for sightseeing at the end of the outreach. Participants should be able to speak English very well. They must love the Lord, be Christians. They must be willing to be generous to share the Gospel and to share their testimonies with others. Both medical doctors, nurses, dentist, children workers, volunteers etc are welcomed.

Accommodation

Accommodation will be among the local people in the communities. There are some communities where there may be a guest house but that will be an additional cost. Participants need to take sleeping bags/mats. 

Food

There will be local and traditional food prepared by our team members. Please let us know about any dietary restrictions.  This may or may not affect your ability to participate.

Travel

Please fly to Kotoka International Airport and then travel to Kumasi by bus, airport pick up, or by air. OM Ghana will make local arrangement once we know the participants arrival time, flight details and how you plan to travel from the airport to the ministry base in Kumasi. Participants will pay for their own travel to and from the ministry base as well as flights.

Please do not book flights unless you have received an acceptance email from the Short Term Missions team. 

Health

Please come with yellow fever vaccinations, anti malaria drugs and mosquitoes nets and repellent. 

Visa

British citizens will require a visa. An invitation letter can be sent after acceptance.

Notes 

Individuals applying must be 18 or over. Price excludes flights, insurance, visa and any necessary vaccinations and is subject to change according to the exchange rate. As part of our Safeguarding policy, you may require a valid enhanced DBS certificate, which may cost an additional £20.

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