Kenya (MNN) — During National Adoption Month (November), many Christians are focusing on the needs of orphans worldwide. It's a time to assess what we are doing to respond to the Lord's command to care for the fatherless.
Maybe you have been discussing orphan care at your church this month, or maybe this is the first you've heard of "National Adoption Month" or "Orphan Sunday" (which was this past Sunday, November 6) Either way, it may be time to start thinking about ways the Lord might want you to get involved with the plight of orphans.
If you're looking to get involved, Buckner International could be the group to partner with.
Buckner Missions has three medical mission trips scheduled for 2012. They need doctors, dentists, nurses, and nurse practitioners with hearts for missions to volunteer to help with critical healthcare needs, but also to spread Christ's love to orphans and communities in need.
The 2012 trips include:
Jan. 18-28, 2012
Mission coordinator: Ashley Marble.
Click here for a flyer with more details on this trip.
July 5-15, 2012
Mission coordinator: Chris Cato.
San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Dec. 1-8, 2012
Mission coordinator: Jeremy Copeland.
These trips will be approximately 10 days long, including travel, and usually include a two-day cultural experience opportunity.
Depending upon your professional experience, there are many fulfilling ways to volunteer your time. If you are an RN, LVN or NA, you may choose to assist a doctor or dentist, work in the wound care clinic, or work as a triage nurse. If you are an RN, MD, DD or NP, you may volunteer with an active license or with a retired inactive license in good standing.
If you are a general volunteer, you may want to work in the vision clinic, dental clinic, pharmacy, triage, patient registration, or be part of the spiritual support team with health education, entertainment and prayer.
To apply for any of the three trips, contact Cynthia Casperson at [email protected] with a description of your background and experience, license status, and goals for the trip. Click here for more information on Buckner trips in general.