My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for MISSION DOCTORS ASSOCIATION, Los Angeles, CA, USA
My wife, Sheila, and I have been working with Mission Doctors Association (MDA) since 1998, first (and still) as donors, then with a medical mission trip for three year to Zimbabwe after a four-month training program, on four subsequent short-term medical mission trips to Cameroon, and currently as a member of the Board of Directors.
I continue to be drawn to this organization because of it's heart for service to patients who often have the greatest medical needs yet the least access to medical care. MDA serves only at hospitals and clinics in resource-limited countries where physicians are requested by Catholic Bishops and Religious Orders. MDA trains and prepares physicians and their families who are called to medical mission work as an expression of their faith. This mission of MDA is made possible through the efforts of the MDA Auxiliary and the support of donors who feel called to be partners in this work.
The highlight of my medical career was working alongside local physicians in Africa, both to provide medical care and training but also to learn from exceptional clinicians about ways of providing medical care under austere conditions. My hope and prayer in continuing to work on the Board of Directors of MDA is that it's Mission of Healing and Partnership of Hope for the last 58 years will continue to be a blessing to the patients it serves, the mission hospitals it supports, the donors who participate in this work, the physicians and their families who express their faith through medical mission work, and all those who keep MDA in their prayers.