In 2003, Bradley and Kelly Edmondson had an idea to take an annual medical missions trip to help a missionary reach his community with the gospel. The value of the tool of medicine became more apparent with every trip they took, as local churches in developing communities grew by leaps and bounds, while medical professionals and other volunteers sought more and more opportunities to use their skill sets to minister.
What began as an annual trip grew to more than ten trips on nearly every continent each year, but the focus remained the same: reach people who are hurting with ethical care and eternal spiritual care. Existing churches blossomed, and new churches were planted. Our philosophy has been and always will be: “Help local people; serve with a local church.”
In 2018, the construction of the Rearick Surgical Center marked the first permanent overseas location of Medical Missions Outreach. Plans for additional clinics in Africa and Asia are underway. As doors to partner with missionaries and national pastors around the world continue to open, we rejoice in this unique opportunity we have been given and vow to run to help as God directs.
The Staff of Medical Missions Outreach is grateful for a thriving church to call our spiritual home. Rosedale Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland, is committed to preaching the gospel and loving people—ideals that resonate with the heartbeat of our own ministry. Pastor Scott Tewell has provided leadership and guidance for our ministry since 2013, and we are grateful for the privilege of hearing his expositional preaching of God’s Word each Sunday. For more information about our sending church, visit rosedalebaptist.org.
Medical Missions Outreach is committed to fiscal responsibility, stewardship of God’s provision, and transparency to our donors. We want you to know that when you give money or supplies to MMO, you can be confident that it will go to fulfill our mission of pointing each patient to the Great Physician.
You do not have to take our word for it. Since gaining our non-profit status in 2017, we have undergone annual audits with a Certified Public Accounting Firm in addition to the IRS’s 990 Form. Prior to 2019, all accounting was handled by our sending church. Though we are now an independent non-profit (for legal and liability reasons), our sending church continues to speak into our financial decisions in order to carry out the mission the Lord has given us. Medical Missions Outreach, Inc., is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Federal EIN 46-2355587. For additional information, please contact Norie Rose, our Financial Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.