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Mercy Medical Team
Know before you go — to Haiti or anywhere
Following a fresh round of violent demonstrations in Haiti, the U.S. State Department has upgraded the Travel Advisory for the country to a Level 4 — Do Not Travel.
‘Know Before You Go’ — safety tips for international missionaries
The LCMS Office of International Mission provides a “Know Before You Go” document with helpful travel safety principles from various sources.
From the Mission Field – Togo Mercy Medical Team
The Rev. Gary Schulte, area director for LCMS West Africa, shares a story from the Togo Mercy Medical Team clinic in September.
From the Mission Field – June 2018
An LCMS Mercy Medical Team visits Sierra Leone. Members of Gambella Lutheran Church in Kenya receive the Lord’s Supper for the first time in over five years.
First domestic Mercy Medical Team bolsters Philadelphia church
The six-member team holds a community health fair Aug. 26-27 at Shepherd of the City Lutheran Church.
Photo essay: Extending Mercy in Kenya
The first LCMS Mercy Medical Team in Lodwar, Kenya, treats 1,861 people over five days in June.
The LCMS: A legacy of mercy continues at home and abroad
From Mercy Medical Teams providing essential medical care around the globe to serving people in urban and rural settings to comforting victims of disasters here at home, mercy is at the heart of everything we do.
KFUO Audio: Interview about Mercy Medical Team event in Philadelphia in August 2016
KFUO Radio’s Andy Bates talks with Deaconess Melissa DeGroot and Tracy Quaethem, manager, LCMS Life and Health Ministries, about the domestic Mercy Medical Team event scheduled for Aug. 25-29, 2016, in Philadelphia, Pa.
KFUO Audio: Interview about LCMS Mercy Medical Teams
KFUO Radio host Andy Bates talks with Tracy Quaethem and volunteers about LCMS Mercy Medical Teams. Quaethem, of LCMS Life and Health Ministries, shares details about the program, and past participants share personal stories from serving in Madagascar, Kenya and other underserved regions.
LCMS Mercy Medical Team in Chesinende, Kenya
The LCMS serves throughout the world, sharing the love of Christ in word and deed. Mercy medical teams (MMTs) are an effective example of this rich outpouring of the Gospel combined with service, as shown recently by the MMT that served alongside the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya in June.
MMT scholarships available for college students
To be eligible for the Mercy Medical Team scholarships, a student must be enrolled in a health-related program at a Concordia University System school.
Medical-mission scholarship reflects young woman’s dream
The $3,000 scholarship in memory of Carrie Collins will enable a nursing student to serve on a Mercy Medical Team in 2015.
Maggie Karner discusses need for Mercy Medical Team volunteers
Maggie Karner, Director of the LCMS Life and Health Ministries, talks about the need for volunteers for the Mercy Medical Teams in 2014. She discusses service opportunities for medical professionals and laity overseas in this program. The geographical areas of service and how the program assists LCMS missionaries and partner churches on the field were also explained.
Mercy Medical Teams seek volunteers
Volunteers are needed to staff five Mercy Medical Teams that will serve in Madagascar, the Dominican Republic, Kenya and Kyrgyzstan in 2014.