Dentist Pioneer in Chad
Develop a mobile dental service for communities who have never had access to dental care.
Use your extensive experience to provide basic dental care in a variety of locations, alongside non-dentist outreach workers.
Qualities & Gifts Sought
Eager to network with others who have done this kind of work elsewhere. A good level of French or Arabic needed before arrival.
An eagerness to learn about cross-cultural ministry essential. Helpful if can bring own equipment and supplies.
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About Medical Ministry
WEC International has been involved in development through medical
work from its beginnings in the 1920s – in the Congo, the Amazon, and
WEC helps local churches run clinics and hospitals, offering expertise in fields like HIV-AIDS, ophthalmology, midwifery and dentistry. Our medical staff have served in several countries across Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Central America.
What's it like to be a medical missionary?
"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." (a midwife)
"I have loved my time at Sibanor with WEC. I have had the opportunity to learn new skills, develop in confidence as a doctor, and grow in my Christian faith. It has been a huge privilege to be welcomed by the Gambian people and to serve alongside the amazing missionary team here." (Dr Will)
Dr Helen Roseveare, who developed hospitals in the Congo, and overcame incredible challenges, said 'Jesus is worth it'.
WECer Maud Kells OBE from Northern Ireland pioneered nursing training in the Congo
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:
-French language or literacy
-basic IT (usually in French)
-basic media-use (photography, audio, video, internet or social media)
-serve in a student library
-do outreach work among nomads (one year minimum)
And much more ...
Get in touch today!
Read more about WEC's work in Chad