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Nurses & Doctors for nomads – Chad

Use medical skills to show the compassion of Jesus and to provide a platform from which to share about Jesus. Based in Abéché with the WEC team, make visits to nomad communities in eastern Chad.

Besides part-time medical work, visit families and contacts to share the gospel, disciple new believers and/or give Bible teaching, depending on gifting. Be an integral part of the WEC team, seeking to plant a mature, growing church among the peoples of eastern Chad.

Qualities & Gifts Sought

Any medical personnel welcome, from basic health care workers to experienced doctors. Basic understanding of folk Islamic belief and culture. Some fluency in French language. Acquire a good level of Chadian Arabic before ministering, if long term.

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About Medical ministry

WEC has been involved in medical work from its beginnings in the Congo, the Amazon and the Himalayas. Our members today run clinics and hospitals, offer expertise in fields like HIV-AIDS, ophthalmology, midwifery, dentistry, etc in several countries across Africa, Asia, and Central America.

One midwifery nurse writes: "Three mornings a week I work at a local hospital. Together with a local nurse we encourage women with newborn babies to breastfeed their infant. We have only a few minutes with each mother yet it is a great opportunity to share God’s love with these young women at a very special, precious and at the same time vulnerable moment of their lives."

About Chad

Chad is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon and Nigeria to the southwest and Niger to the west. It is the fifth largest country in Africa in terms of area.  

Chad has several regions: a desert zone in the north, an arid Sahelian belt in the centre and a more fertile Sudanian Savanna zone in the south. Lake Chad, after which the country is named, is the largest wetland in Chad and the second-largest in Africa. The capital N'Djamena is the largest city.  

The United Nations' Human Development Index ranks Chad as the seventh poorest country in the world, with 80% of the population living below the poverty line.

At 33%, Chad has one of the lowest literacy rates of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Chad's official languages are Arabic and French.

[Read more about Chad on Wikipedia]    

Chad has 141 people groups and half of these are considered unreached (they have yet to hear the good news about of Jesus).  

56.6% are professing Muslims, 26% are professing Christians  and of those, 7.5% call themselves Evangelical. 

[source: Joshua Project]  

Pray with us for:
The need for stable government
Freedom of religion
The Church in Chad
Least-reached people groups 
[Operation World print edition, 2010]
 

You can also pray online for Chad with Operation World                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

WEC in Chad

In Chad there is an open door to serve Christ. WEC has many opportunities to serve people in Jesus' name, through urban outreach, teaching English, working with students, helping the poor, using the media and much more. We work with several unreached peoples including nomads.  

There are so many unreached peoples here and, for the moment, a great freedom to work. The team are starting churches where there are none among the peoples of Chad. The time is now!  

In 2012, WEC oversaw the translation and printing of the first New Testament in the Chadian dialect of Arabic, continuing WEC’s commitment to translate the scriptures into the languages of unreached people groups. Please pray with us that this NT will be widely read and used.  

Chad has many Short Term Mission opportunities ...
You can teach:
-English 
-French language or literacy
-basic IT (usually in French)
-basic media-use (photography, audio, video, internet or social media)
You can:
-serve in a student library
-do outreach work among nomads (one year minimum)

And much more ...

Get in touch today!

Details

Position Type
Relief & Development
Health & Medical

Contract Type
1-2 years i Ideal commitment is at least 1 year

Location
Eastern Chad
Chad
Africa

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