Join A Medical Mission
September 30th - October 6th, 2020
Just Jump Ministries
This has been canceled due to Covid-19. We had hoped to reschedule it for 2021, around the same time but it too had to be cancelled due to Covid-19.
We look forward to the possibility of medical missions in the future.
If you are interested, contact:
Medical missions to the Manabí Province began in 1998 at the request of the Honorable Ambassador Alberto Maspons of Ecuador, Washington DC, who offered to fly the team of 18 from Miami to Ecuador. (If you are old enough to remember that this was the year of “El Nino” where Ecuador was ‘washed away’ as far as shrimp beds were concerned, but even more devastating was the thousands of impoverished living on hillsides who were buried in mud slides and washed away along rivers.)
Since then, smaller mission teams united annually to extend not only medical care but also to train Floron locals in treating diarrhea (especially among children and infants where half below the age of two succumbed to diarrhea directly related to contaminated water), burns and CPR.
As the clinic was built and expanded in Floron so did medical missions to surrounding, underserved villages. Map International has provided us with medicines and medical supplies at a very modest price almost from the beginning. Dentists were then added and since 2016 ‘Just Jump Ministries’ has organized incredible teams that have used stateside volunteers who sewed back packs containing personal hygiene items as well as a toy for children. During the 2019 medical mission ‘Just Jump Ministries brought 400 backpacks that were given not only to impoverished Ecuadorians but also to many Venezuelans refugees.
Interested? You can contact Cara Harrington at cara@justjumpministries. We promise, you will not regret stepping out of your comfort zone and taking a mission trip to serve less fortunate.
Proverbs 31:8-9 (NIV) “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy."