It Was My First Trip!

At Medical Missions Outreach, we have heard it many times: “I could never travel on a missions trip.” Maybe you wish that you could try a trip, but you have never even traveled outside of the country. It may prove hard to imagine joining a team. Although the first...

How am I going to pay for this missions trip?

You’ve taken that initial step of faith and signed up for a missions trip—congratulations! For many, this decision demonstrates great trust in the Lord to provide funds. A few are able to pay for their entire trip right away, but for most people, there is a lot of...

When a Trip Changes

We praise the Lord for the incredible growth we’ve seen over the past few years. Trips are filling up faster and and faster, and waiting lists are now the norm. It’s exciting to see so many volunteers eager to serve on a short-term medical missions...

With New Eyes

“¡Hola! Me llamo Michelle. ¿Como se llama?” I introduced myself to my new patient and struggled to repeat his name. I finally got it right, and he smiled as I shook his hand. “¡Mucho gusto!” It’s nice to meet you! This one simple act of respect completely changed my...

An Unthinkable Sacrifice

The ruins of the ancient Moche people rise out of the arid, sandy mountainside along the coast of northern Peru. Here, our team climbed the steep, dry slopes to get a view of the Moche temple dated between 100 and 700 AD.  The temple- called the Temple of the Sun-...

Hope, Help, and Healing on an OR Table

Alvaro’s mom got an international phone call from a morgue in Mexico: “Your son is dead. We’ll be sending the body back to Honduras.” Alvaro had been making his sixteenth attempt to cross the border into the U.S. to stay permanently. Previous attempts had varying...