Most of us who have spent any real amount of time within the Christian tradition understand that missions and evangelism are a cornerstone of our faith. We have heard the sermons and the calls for people to staff short-term mission trips our entire time within the church. Many of us have grown up admiring the missionaries who went before us like Gladys Aylward and Jim Elliot. To imagine a church without missions is nearly impossible.

But why do we do it? Why do we bother with Medical Mission trips? do Christians send out teams throughout the year to go to every corner of our own country as well as countries around the world? The work is hard, there are language barriers, cultural barriers, and all kinds of things that would prevent people of lesser convictions from going. Yet, we still go. Why?

Well, let’s talk about that.

We Go To Tell People About Jesus

It’s hard for us to imagine here in the USA that there are entire people groups alive today who have never heard the name, “Jesus” mentioned in their presence. There are adults who have grown up and had children and grandchildren who have never heard about what Jesus has done for them and their loved ones. We go to share the gospel with them so that they can rejoice and worship the Lord with us.

In a recent Facebook Live video, our founder, Sheri Postma, spoke about the importance of Medical Mission trips to spread the gospel. She said, “Can you imagine never hearing the gospel message? Never to have heard about Jesus? Can you believe that in this year of 2022, there are people around the world who have never heard the gospel message?”

This is why we go.

We go because we cannot wrap our minds around never hearing the gospel. We know how much peace and comfort it brings to our lives to be able to go to God in prayer, to cast all our cares upon Him, and to be able to worship Him. 

If we could bring that joy to just one other person, why would we not go?

We Go To Share the Love of God

Mission trips aren’t just about sharing the gospel with those who need Jesus, it is also about living out the gospel. It is not enough to simply tell someone that Jesus loves them and died for them, we also have to show them that this love is real in the way that we behave and in how we serve and minister to them.

Mission Partners For Christ exists to fill a very real need in this world. Our organization was created because there are entire people groups all over the world who lack adequate access to healthcare. We go to show them that God doesn’t just care about their souls, He cares about their bodies, their health, and their well-being.

We partner with organizations all over the world to ensure that the under-served populations that we are ministering to will have access to professionals like eye doctors and dentists as well as techs, pharmacists, doctors, and nurses of all specialties. For some people, it may be the first time in their lives that they will be interacting with a medical professional.

In this very real way, we are sharing the love of our wonderful Savior with others. The good news isn’t just soul-saving, it is life-changing.

We Go Because The Bible Tells Us To Go

The Bible tells us very clearly that we, the believers and the holders of the Good News, have a duty to share it with the world rather than hold it close to ourselves.

Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Matthew 28:16-20

How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”

Romans 10:14-15

How Can You Get Involved?

Now that you’ve read about all the reasons why we go, perhaps you find yourself thinking, “I want to go preach the gospel and share the love of Christ with those who need it the most! But where do I start?”

Good news – Mission Partners for Christ can use your help as we work to ensure that every soul has the chance to meet Jesus. 

We have several ways for you to get involved in sharing the gospel and the love of Christ with unreached people groups. You can donate, join our prayer team, or volunteer to join us in the mission field.

Would you like to join us on our next medical mission trip? You can check out our latest opportunities to serve by clicking here. We hope to see you soon!

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Have you learned something new in today’s post? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments!