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FCO Mission Opportunities

INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS

Global Health Outreach is a short-term international missions program dedicated to providing healthcare while spreading the gospel by sending medical, dental, vision and surgical teams around the world. Each year, we send 40 to 50 teams around the world to countries including El Salvador, East Africa, India, the Pacific, Central Asia, Nicaragua, the Middle East and many others. Through these trips, we disciple participants, grow national churches, share the gospel and provide care to the poor and needy.
We partner with those who are focused on ministering to unreached people groups in challenging areas around the world, where we share our Savior’s love in deed. Many teams also serve the needy in the Americas, where open evangelism and discipleship in both word and deed is possible. Consider participating on a Global Health Outreach short-term mission trip; you can find a listing of our trips at www.ghotrips.org and additional information at www.cmda.org/gho.

Christian Vision Eye Services to Haiti

Christian Vision Eye Services to Haiti has need of both short and long term O.D. staffing of our primary care optometry clinic. We have weeks available every month of the year. Please contact us for details. We would love to host a short student trip. If your FCO chapter would like to partner on this opportunity, please Lori Geddes, OD at  this address.

Christian Vision Eye Services to Haiti is associated with FCO.

 

Dr. Lori Geddes with Dr. Lewis Lee (both from Minnesota) with our assistant Faustein (middle of photo) in clinic. This was from the June 2016 trip.

 
 
LOCAL MISSIONS

Local missions is that element of FCO, International concerned with helping optometrists and other eye care workers witness effectively in the workplace and among associates and co-workers. For this purpose, vision-related gospel tracts, brochures, and other ministry tools have been developed and made available. A description and cost of these items can be obtained by emailing joesegree@gmail.com.

LOGISTICAL SUPPORT

FCO maintains a center for the logistical support of eye care missions, where ophthalmic instruments, equipment, and supplies are stored for use on the mission field. Monetary contributions to FCO eye care mission projects are welcome. For information about this area of ministry, contact Dr. Joe Claudy at Jmclaudy@embarqmail.com or at (317)535-9140.

MedSend AFFILIATION

FCO is an affiliate of MedSend. Graduating optometry students who wish to work full time in the Christian eye care mission field through FCO, but are hindered by student loans, can apply for help through MedSend. If approved, during the time when the health-care provider is working full time on the mission field, student loan payments will be paid for through a MedSend grant. 

EYE CARE MISSION PROJECTS

FCO is a resource of mission-minded optometrists, many of whom are able to participate in overseas eye care mission projects. There is no shortage of opportunities for optometrists to become involved in mission work. FCO frequently receives requests for people to go to foreign countries for this purpose, some for as little as a week and others for weeks or even months. One of the challenges for FCO is to help meet the tremendous need for optometric eyecare services around the world.

Contact joesegree@gmail.com to request a copy of the document, “A Short Term Missions Planning Guide.”

Resources for Missions
CURRENT MISSION PROJECTS

The following section contains information about current mission projects for optometrists, optometry students, and others in the ophthalmic professions. To have mission service opportunities included in this page, contact joesegree@gmail.com.

Important Notice:

Mission opportunities that appear on this page are not necessarily sponsored by FCO, International, but are listed at the request of the sponsoring organizations or agencies. Listing here does not constitute an endorsement of the listing agency, its purpose or goals. Persons responding to these opportunities should inform themselves about the nature and qualifications of the organizations or agencies involved.