Nicaragua May 23 - 30, 2020, Family/Student Friendly Trip, SR1478
- May 23 2020 - May 30 2020
- Global Health Outreach
Urgent Needs: Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Dentists, Optometrist, Pharmacists, and Physical Therapists, and Students.
Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America and holds 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 new political unrest and turmoil that started in April of 2018. Things have stabilized and GHO considers it safe to return, but 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.
Our team gets the special opportunity to once again join Nicaragua GHO director Rolando Castillo and his team, as we will be taking a large 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 which provides reading glasses, we will have a physical therapy team and we will have a community health education department.
We welcome physician assistants, nurse practitioners, physicians, dentists, physical therapists, pharmacists, and any other medically trained people who typically assist the previously mentioned practitioners. About half of the team will likely be made up of non-medically trained people (logistical team members) and they form the backbone of our team. There is simply no way to have a fully operational team without them! Regardless of the level of medical training, we are all on the team to be humble and willing servants of our creator the Lord Jesus Christ. So come be a part of His team and see what amazing things the Lord is doing through His people in Nicaragua!
For more information, please email Team Leader Curt Barnes, MD at [email protected] and/or Assistant Team Leader Lloyd DeFoor at [email protected].
Global Health Outreach
P.O. Box 7500 • Bristol TN 37621
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Application Fee: $150.00
|Application Fee (due upon applying/acceptance)||$150.00|
|Project Fee (due two weeks prior to trip)||$1,445.00|
|Estimated International Airfare (will be adjusted to actual airfare total and is due upon ticketing)||$900.00|
|Estimated Domestic Airfare (will be adjusted to actual airfare total and is due upon ticketing)||$200.00|
|Waiver of Responsibility Form||Your application is not complete until this form is completed.||Required|
- 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 "Team Participant Manual" located under Forms.
- Begin Fundraising
- Submit all requested documents to GHO right away.
- Immunizations - www.cdc.gov/travel