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Nov 13, 2020
Grace in Tanzania

Grace in Tanzania

Kelly Edmondson

Mama Grace* washed her clothes by hand and began to hang them on the line in the yard. The Tanzanian sun felt warm upon her face, but the constant breeze kept …

Aug 13, 2020
More Than A Pain Pill

More Than A Pain Pill

Hannah Bender

If you’ve ever stepped foot in the hospital, perhaps you’ve heard this question. “On a scale of 0 to 10, 10 being the worst pain that you’ve ever felt in …

Feb 3, 2020
It Was My First Trip!

It Was My First Trip!

Hannah Bender

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 …

Jan 8, 2020
How am I going to pay for this missions trip?

How am I going to pay for this missions trip?

Christine Ellis

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 …

May 21, 2019
When a Trip Changes

When a Trip Changes

Christine Ellis

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. …

Apr 3, 2019
With New Eyes

With New Eyes

Michelle Stauff

“¡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 …

Dec 3, 2018
An Unthinkable Sacrifice

An Unthinkable Sacrifice

Kelly Edmondson

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 …

Nov 20, 2018
Hope, Help, and Healing on an OR Table

Hope, Help, and Healing on an OR Table

Christine Ellis

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 …

Sep 18, 2018
Maia’s Story

Maia’s Story

Christine Ellis

Maia and family When we hold a clinic in an underserved area, we never know who will walk through our doors. Each patient has a need that we are …

Apr 23, 2018
Where Can a Short-Term Missions Trip Lead?

Where Can a Short-Term Missions Trip Lead?

Mindy Houser

It was 2011. When I think back on it now, it seems like a lifetime ago. Having been married for five years, Calvin and I desired to participate together in …