The Medical Boomerang (or MedBoom) facilitates short-term missions trips for medical professionals. From nurses to dentists, doctors to pharmacists, physiotherapists to midwives – we gather medical teams to tangibly demonstrate the love of God in the nations. Many people live in crisis situations with little medical advice or technology – and our skills are needed! Whether it's in the crowded alley of an Asian slum, under the shade of a tree in rural Africa, or in a remote community in the Kimberley, we set up with the resources available to us. Our aim is that each patient would have the opportunity to have their needs assessed, receive the best treatment available, hear about the love of Jesus and receive prayer.
YWAM Perth has ministered in health care for decades in under-resourced areas. Through our network of relationships and previous experience, we are able to help medical professionals utilise their gifts and skills quickly and effectively. In the orientation portion of MedBoom you will learn about your outreach location and how to best serve the people you'll meet. You will spend time with your teammates, getting input on team dynamics, going cross-cultural and using your skills. This time includes workshops on how to set up and run a mobile clinic and pharmacy in low-resource settings, and learn about God's ways in healing.
Exposure to the need in these communities compels us to grow, hear from God, and apply His understanding. You will gain a greater dependence on God as you adapt in less-resourced areas. As you go, you will share the gospel, teach and train locals, and learn from your teammates. It's always exciting to be able to work together, having teammates as resources to consult with in order to give a holistic care package to each patient. You will learn new things and are able to teach from your knowledge, in turn. Together we facilitate mobile clinics and engage in local ministry in low-resource settings. You can be a part of God’s desire to bring holistic healing to the poor and marginalised!
There is no DTS prerequisite for this outreach. It is open to all medical professionals.