Types of Work

Medical Missions

Proclaiming the Gospel through Medicine

When Jesus announced the reversal of the Fall, the coming of the Kingdom, He did so by healing people in body, mind, and spirit.

Likewise, as we bring the good news to the fray of the world, we seek to care for the most vulnerable: the poor, the disabled, the bereaved, the weak, and the sick.

Serge doctors, nurses, physical therapists, nutritionists, surgeons, and other health professionals are showing the love of Jesus through hands-on medical care where it is most needed, setting up public health programs to prevent disease, and equipping national health care workers to do the same for future generations.

If you're a trained medical professional who wants to combine your skills with your passion for sharing the gospel, we’d love to talk with you!

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“Kibuye Hope Hospital is out in the bush in arguably the poorest nation on earth. We live there, provide care for the poorest of the poor, and do this alongside young nationals, teaching and discipling them as young Christian doctors, to go out to the rest of their country with hope and light.”

– —Dr. Rachel McLaughin, Serge Missionary, Africa

Our Ministry Approach

Our approach to medical missions is holistic – curative, preventative, and sustainable.

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We send medical professionals
to provide quality care where it is sorely lacking.

Our doctors, nurses, nutritionists, and physical therapists partner with church and government health centers, often in collaboration with other mission agencies, to provide safe maternity and delivery care, treat vulnerable children, diagnose and comfort the sick, and restore vision to the blind. These types of hands-on care provide natural opportunities to pray with families in desperate times, and to clearly communicate God’s tangible love and presence in their lives.

We serve the health of the community in preventative and sustainable ways.

HIV prevention, health and hygiene education, and nutritional supplementation are examples of programs that address health problems at a root level. Our teams explore local beliefs and look for ways to come alongside communities in their desire for healthier lives. The difficulty of changing behavior opens the door to show how much all of us need the gospel.

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How the work gets done

We Work in Teams

Serge prioritizes sending workers as teams. Teams provide workers with a supportive social life, shared prayer and worship, and the shared strength of working cross-culturally together. Whether members of a team are focused on a single business or engaged in multiple ventures, we seek to create teams with shared vision so that each individual’s work is strengthened by others’ gifts and efforts.

All Medical Work is Integrated

We believe that healing the sick is an inherently good act and affirms human life that is given by God. We bring healing alongside a verbal, Christ-centered gospel proclamation so that needs are addressed holistically. While the context determines how integration occurs, we always seek ways to integrate medical service in culturally appropriate ways.

We Equip Local People

Jesus cured disease and led people to healthier living, but He also passed on His ministry to His closest disciples. Serge teams teach medical students, student nurses, interns, and residents at all levels. We equip local people to care for their own communities, prayerfully passing on the skills and opportunities with which we have been blessed. These students will be the leaders – of both the medical community and the church – for generations to come.

Sustainable Ministry

Serge medical staff serve in high-need communities. We recognize the temptation toward overwork and burnout, so we work to provide our staff with emotional, mental, and spiritual encouragement, guidance, and respite. We want our medical staff to first find an identity as a son or daughter of God and a healer second.

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