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Medical Ambassadors International

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Christianity, International, International Agricultural Development, International Development, International Relief, Religion

Mission: At Medical Ambassadors International we build relationships with the world's most vulnerable people and together we work to heal communities both physically and spiritually.

Results: Using this strategy, these are outcomes we consistently see in mature CHE programs around the world: • Learning, Skill, and Resources: People are equipped to identify needs and assets, put together a plan, and mobilize volunteers to accomplish their vision. People also are taught to continually reflect on what is happening in order to learn how to be more effective. • Hope and Vision: The community sees a better future and has hope that it can be achieved. • Leadership: Godly Christian leaders are positioned and equipped to lead the community toward the accomplishment of its vision for change. • Ownership: People take responsibility for their own health and well being. • Cooperation: People become united and work together for the common good. • Volunteers: Significant numbers of people take initiative and act sacrificially to meet the legitimate needs of others. Those who learn new things (both physical and spiritual new truths) share what they've learned with their neighbors. • Christian Community and Witness: The church is recognized as an agent of positive change. Believers meet together for fellowship, prayer, Bible study and worship, and share Christ with their neighbors in word and deed. Return on Investment Report: https://roiministry.org/medical-ambassadors-international/

Target demographics: to facilitate wholistic transformation in communities that we interact with

Direct beneficiaries per year: directly and indirectly impacted 2.65 million people in 2,582 communities

Geographic areas served: 75 countries around the world

Programs: Medical Ambassadors International (MAI) uses a specific strategy to bring people in many parts of the world out of cycles of poverty, disease, and hopelessness. The work of Medical Ambassadors International is that of teaching individuals in villages and urban slums; neighbors going from home to home educating their neighbors how to be responsible for their own preventive health care and community development. Local trainers integrate into their lessons a profound understanding of healing the world Christ's way, using scriptural truths and inviting the learners to know Jesus personally and grow in Him. This neighbor-to-neighbor teaching is called Community Health Evangelism (CHE) and is a strategy that has become known around the world. MAI is the incubator of the growth of a movement of CHE among many missions. Our goal is to see increasing numbers of communities and individuals transformed through God's use of this simple but powerful strategy.

Community Stories

19 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A view from Outside, and Inside: I was serving in Central Africa when I came across the people of Medical Ambassadors Int’l (MAI). In time I attended one of their Training of Trainers Seminar, and was even more impressed with the quality of people, and certainly with their Ministry Strategy called CHE (Community Health Education/Evangelism). CHE enables people to take Ownership of their own lives; uses Local Resources; has a strategy for Multiplying any teaching right down to the home level; uses Participatory Learning methods; and focuses on the needs of the whole person, the results being a resilient community. After 3 years of follow-up visits by their friendly and insightful Africa Coordinator, I was invited to join MAI, and due to the wholistic efficacy of CHE in the communities I’d observed, felt it was time, so we joined. That was 25 years ago. I’ve not once regretted that decision…it has been an “amazing ride” with a great group of people.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Medical Ambassadors is terrific!!! They do 100% pass-through of funds raised for field personnel making sure that every $ that is meant to reach a person working in the field actually reaches them. That is pretty much unheard of. And the work they do is changing village after village, bringing greater health and well-being to thousands and thousands around the world!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

MAI is a wonderful organization that uses the Community Health Evangelism (CHE) strategy to train nationals! Hearing about lives changed through the work being done by many volunteers around the world is uplifting and encouraging.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Medical Ambassadors is doing great work around the world sharing the love of Jesus by ministering to the whole person. I love how trainers empower people within their own community to be an agent of change resulting in better health on all levels.

blessingmeadow

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

What a great strategy in Community Health Evangelism!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Medical Ambassadors is made of selfless individuals who love people and truly care about the quality of life of all people.

Anja S.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

MAI is a wonderful org that truly impacts communities around the world through a holistic approach. Development is community owned and changes are sustainable.

Giana S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

MAI has made me aware and excited about what can be done around the world.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with MAI for 13 years and it has been an incredible experience. Looking forward to the next 13!

Alexander Bibi Mac L.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been working with them since 1999 and the cross cultural sensitivity, focus on development and wholistic approach make this an excellent organization to work with.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is extremely faithful and follows very rigorous accounting rules. They don't charge their missions personnel anything for the services they provide, so 100% of donor dollars that are for field missionaries go straight to the intended recipients!

Donor

Rating: 5

The more I find out about how MAI equips locals around the world to help each other physically and spiritually through CHE, (Community Health Evangelism) the more I'm thrilled to be a part of this mission's ministry both physically, in prayer, and financially.

thankfulpaynes

Volunteer

Rating: 5

MAI asks what the people it serves needs. It does not try to tell them, It trains local people how to help themselves, It to does not try to do it for them. As a result people feel empowered, respected, and eager to serve their neigbors. MAI believes the best way to serve others is to look closely and Jesus Christ, and then ask Jesus to help you do the best you can to copy him.

MAI gives away its expertise to other groups, and consults for them as needed. As a result, the impact of every dollar given to MAI, is leveraged many times. That why my wife and I give them everything we possibly can.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Having had a lifetime of exposure to missions, I discovered Medical Ambassadors and its strategy of Community Health Evangelism/Education--and felt, "THIS is better than anything I've seen so far!" The ownership by local community members and the emphasis on whole-person development made it stand out. we've witnessed enormous impact on individuals and families as they learn to solve their own problems. When they also find a personal relationship with a God who loves them, life indeed begins to change for the better. My husband and I decided to retire early and get personally involved with MAI. That was ten years ago and we still are great enthusiasts about what this organization does!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Although it began as a mission dedicated to medical care, MAI found an even better way to allow people to thrive both physically and spiritually. We ask them what THEY want to see changed and then teach them how to achieve that with their own people and their own resources, while integrating Biblical truths into the teaching. I have seen enormous improvement in health as people work on preventing disease, great strides in self worth for women as they understand God's view of them, growth and spiritual deepening in the local churches, and community pride as people learn to work together for the betterment of all. Our staff around the world consists largely of nationals, most of them volunteers in their own communities.

Board Member

Rating: 5

MAI believes in the power to change communities which are remote and seem of little value to the developed world. Change comes from within the community itself with the guided help of MAI volunteers. It is needed change, as the community's most pressing needs are identified and then addressed by the community itself, holistically, with training and guidance from MAI volunteers. The changes are permanent in that the community, and not some outside agency, owns them. This holistic approach addresses both the physical and the spiritual needs of the community, as the Gospel is integrated into the training and is also MAI's motivation for changing the world, one community at a time.

Holly49

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization is run with the highest integrity and commitment to the spread of the Gospel through the empowerment of individuals and communities. The community development training conducted is solid, consistent, and effective. MAI is making a solid difference, improving lives and inspiring hope throughout the world.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Having had the awesome privilege of being an MAI staff member since 2005, I have seen repeatedly how the people within the organization work tirelessly serving others, whether in the home office or around the world.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Communities need to be empowered to change themselves, not given hand outs. We have observed first hand many communities where MAI has done just that, giving the skills and training that enable them to use local resources and to take ownership of Health and development needs. This is the only way that the Health problems of developing nations will be solved. It is all about prevention.