Evangelistic Medical Missions Abroad
E.M.M.A. is a Christian volunteer organisation which aims to bring the practical love of Christ to the poor through short-term Evangelistic Medical Missions Abroad.
Why get involved in E.M.M.A?
Many UK health professionals would love to use their God-given medical skills in serving the poor overseas. E.M.M.A. provides the opportunity to do so in a practical way.
In addition to the healthcare service, the strong evangelistic element within all our mission trips allows team members to fulfil the Great Commission in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Who is eligible to join E.M.M.A.
Teams consist of multidisciplinary Christian health professionals. So far, our members have been comprised of doctors, both GP's and hospital specialists, dentists, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapist and laboratory technicians.
With many missions planned ahead, many more 'medics' are needed to do the work of God. All Christian health professionals from various disciplines will be considered and will have a vital role in our missions.
Teams are multinational and multicultural. Most of our members are based in the UK but applications from overseas are welcome.
A typical Mission
Missions vary from 2 - 3 weeks duration. Typically, our team spends 2 days working in a particular village before moving onto the next location. In total 8-9 days are spent in medical work.
Food, water, accommodation and transport are the responsibility of the local church pastors or evangelist to whom we are linked and they also have the responsibility for setting up the evangelistic events or gospel outreaches of each trip.
Evangelism is very much part of the ethos of E.M.M.A. Team members have the chance to pray and counsel individual patients, lead team Bible study, share their testimony publicly or preach to the assembled patients either at the beginning of the working day or in the evening outreaches. Being an active Christian is thus essential, but there is no compulsion to be an upfront preacher!