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Supplying the Blessing of Health

Providing low-cost, high-quality medicines and supplies for medical service all over the world.
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International Mission Teams

Supplying those who go into all the world.
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International Clinics & Hospitals

Sending high-quality pharmaceuticals to partners all over the world.
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U.S. Charitable Clinics & Pharmacies

We're not only international; we're local too.
PRCs

Pregnancy Resource Centers

Supplying those who support life.
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Disaster Relief

When disaster strikes, we're ready to supply aid quickly.
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Animal Health

Providing for all members of all communities.
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Forty Years of Blessings

Forty years ago, Dr. Harold Harder, a professor at Oral Roberts University’s medical school, went on a mission trip that would change not only his life and career, but affect the lives of millions around the world.

 

In 1980, Dr. Harder volunteered for his church’s mission trip to Guatemala. He was the team’s appointed member to gather pharmaceuticals for the medical clinics they would host on their ten-day outreach.

 

Those ten days and the lead-up to them would herald a significant shift in Dr. Harder’s life and calling.

“My heart was greatly moved,” he said, “first, by a deep compassion for the great health needs of these people and second, by the difficulties medical missionaries face in securing adequate supplies of essential drugs on a minimal budget.”

 

The struggle Dr. Harder faced in supplying his team’s clinics opened his eyes to a vast need in the medical mission world. “The time required for me to solicit and obtain the drugs was six to seven times more than the hours spent during the clinic itself,” he reflected.

 

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Averting the Crisis in Medical Missions

There is a crisis in medical missions that is directly related to the global effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Will Rogers, executive director of the Global Missions Health Conference, twenty percent of healthcare missionaries are returning home, many of them with no intention of returning to the field.

“As we’re seeing the repercussions of COVID-19 on global healthcare missions, we’re seeing one of the greatest attritions in history of people coming home,” Rogers said. “Many of those returning have indicated that just having some relief and support while serving overseas would have made a huge difference.”

To combat this attrition and to increase support, this fall, GMHC is hosting the following events and resources:

Events

  • Triaging the Current Crisis in Healthcare Missions
    • Free, virtual event
    • September 23, 2021 7:00 – 8:30 ET
    • Register here
  • Short Term Exhibitor Expo
    • Free, virtual event
    • October 28, 2021, 7:00 – 8:30 ET
    • Register here
  • 26th Annual Global Missions Health Conference
    • In-person and virtual, Louisville, KY
    • November 11-13, 2021
    • Register here

 

Resources

  • GMHC GO Mobile App

This new app will allow organizations to post short-term mission trip opportunities. Anyone looking for opportunities to serve can search the app and be connected with organizations who are needing volunteers’ skills and help.

Whether you’re wanting to serve or post service opportunities for your organization, visit this page.

Blessings International is proud to be a partner organization with GMHC. We encourage everyone involved (or wanting to be involved) in medical missions to take part in and tell others about these tools and events. Together, we can reverse the pattern the mission field is experiencing.


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