Nicaragua Jun 19 - 27, 2021, Student/Family Friendly, w/Lloyd DeFoor, SR1532
Urgent Needs: Physicians, PAs, NPs, Dentists, Dental Assistants, Hygienists, Pharmacists, Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Optometrists, Students, Servants (non-medical helpers)
NOTE: GHO has a COVID plan to do our best to keep trip participants and our patients safe and healthy. We are watching country requirements closely. It is possible this mission will cancel in which case your application and funds will be moved to a future mission of your choice.
*Currently CDC guidelines recommend but do not require a 7-10 day quarantine upon return to the U.S. We recommend you check with your employer or hospital for their requirements before committing to the mission.
*Special Travel Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions and regulations, no deviations from the trip dates will be allowed.
Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America bordered by Honduras and Costa Rica as well as the Caribbean and Pacific oceans while holding a very dear place in our hearts. It is a beautiful country with amazing people who are such a joy to serve. It is also the poorest country in Central America and has had a very difficult time since the new political unrest and turmoil that started in April of 2018. While things are not completely back to normal, the people do seem to accept having to submit to the current government authorities, until the next election in 2021. COVID-19 has taken its toll as well, but things have stabilized and GHO considers it safe to return. The people are still hurting financially, physically, and emotionally. Spiritually they seem to be stronger than ever, which isn’t surprising considering the purifying effect of persecution. Schools and businesses have re-opened, but many have been permanently closed as the unrest in 2018 hurt the local economy so deeply that some businesses were not able to recover, and then COVID-19 closed down the economy again, so this has been a double blow.
Our team gets the special opportunity to once again join Nicaragua GHO director Rolando Castillo and his team, as we will be taking a team to an area of great need. We will also partner with several local churches and pastors to train and support them. The local church is the key to success for any GHO team, as they are the people that remain in the area after we depart, and they will be discipling those we have ministered to. Our combined team will provide top-notch medical and dental care through our clinic and some home visits and will be sharing the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as we provide that care. Additionally, we will have a simple eye clinic that provides reading glasses, we will have a physical therapy team and we will have a community health training opportunity to empower local believers by teaching them to take blood pressures, make rehydration salts and learn basic wound and burn care, etc.
We are going to offer them free healthcare. But more importantly, through a kind word, a warm smile, a loving touch, and our health care, they will receive the message of a loving Savior in Jesus Christ. We will be offering them the Greatest News and the very reason He sent His only son! Are you willing to join this team, to be His hands and feet to broken, impoverished, hurting people?
“For the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is His name." Luke 1:49
For more information, please email Team Leader Lloyd DeFoor at [email protected].
Global Health Outreach
P.O. Box 7500 • Bristol TN 37621
|$150.00||Application Fee (due upon applying/acceptance)|
|$1,595.00||Project Fee (due two weeks prior to trip)|
|$900.00||Estimated International Airfare (will be adjusted to actual airfare total and is due upon ticketing)|
|$200.00||Estimated Domestic Airfare (will be adjusted to actual airfare total and is due upon ticketing)|
Waiver of Responsibility Form Required
Your application is not complete until this form is completed.
- Important Note! The expiration date on your valid passport MUST be 6 months beyond the return date of your trip. We recommend g3visas.com.
- Foreign language skills are appreciated, but not required.
- Attending morning and evening team meetings, including devotions
- Serving in the capacity of position on team and/or at direction of the team leader
- Read "GHO Participant Manual" located under Forms.
- Begin Fundraising
- Submit forms and/or credential copies to GHO upon request.
- Immunizations - www.cdc.gov/travel