TEAMS for Medical Missions
PO Box 215 ~ Macungie, PA 18062
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have had to cancel the May J-Team, therefore the next J-Team takes place August 1-9, 2020. Due to that cancellation, some of our volunteers who were planning to be on the May J-Team, are now looking to participate on the August J-Team. However, as you know well there is much uncertainty in light of the current crisis, so we are taking this process of planning J-Teams for the remainder of this year one day at a time. There are a few openings across the spectrum of positions for the August J-Team, and even more for the November and February 2021 J-Teams. Please see our J-Team Staffing page for the current list of available positions or contact us to learn more.
We go to Jamaica four times every year in February, May, August and November. The J-Teams take place from the first Saturday of the month till the second Sunday. The next four trips scheduled are on the following dates: August 1-9, 2020, November 7-15, 2020; and February 6-14, 2021; May 1-9, 2021.
You can print a J-Team brochure for offline viewing or sharing. That brochure contains specific information about the quarterly short-term mission experience. We also have available a T4MM brochure to print and share which covers more general information concerning the ministry as a whole.
Yes we do! Along with doctors and nurses each J-Team needs pharmacists, a patient screener, a clinic clerk, teachers (of children), builders, and encouragers.
Along with our medical team, we have teachers who lead devotions in the public schools and then minister to the children in the clinic. Our encouragement team is made up of pastors, evangelists, prayer warriors, and people with the gift of encouragement. Our building team builds a house during the week for someone in need.
Generally speaking, if your child hasn't graduated from high school yet, then the answer is no. However we are willing to speak with you about your specific situation. Our J-Teams are limited to a maximum of 23 people (including leadership from the home office) and usually all are college age or older. Many J-Teamers work in areas requiring professional training - doctors, nurses, pharmacists. Other members will need to be proven in their ability to work for long hours and in situations requiring efficiency and teamwork.
On Saturday, you will arrive in Montego Bay, Jamaica and drive from there to your ministry location. You will return to the USA on the following Sunday - a nine day trip.
The Sunday after arriving, you will attend a local church and then spend the rest of the day organizing yourself and teammates for the week ahead.
Monday through Friday: After breakfast and devotions, you will be deployed to your medical, evangelism, teaching, or construction activity. At the end of a very full day, you will return to TEAMS House for dinner and preparations for the next day's work. Special ministry opportunities are provided in the evenings as well.
Saturday will include a debriefing session and a time of testimony where we are encouraged with a review of what God has done during the ministry week. The remainder of the day will be free time to rest or pursue whatever other activities are available. Sunday morning the team travels back to Montego Bay airport for the return flight home.
TEAMS will acknowledge receipt of your application and notification of acceptance will follow as soon as possible. Once you have sent us your $100 per person place-holder fee (non-refundable), you are "locked in." Please note that placement on a team is based on such things as number and types of personnel needed. If your requested team is full, we will try to find another team that will fit your availability.
Yes. TEAMS for Medical Missions offers various levels of pre-trip orientation and training. This depends somewhat on your location, needs and previous J-Team experience. While in Jamaica you will receive a couple of hours of orientation, and there is continual counsel and direction as the team meets regularly for prayer and on-the-go evaluation of the ministry.
The current total trip price is $1,800 and it consists of . . .
You will be notified of the payment schedule as soon as it is established for your J-Team trip. Generally, however . . .