Africa Medical Mission
The vision of Lighthouse Medical Missions is to bring the love of God to the sick and dying in the poorer nations of the world.Teams consist of volunteers who freely give of their time and finances to reach the forgotten and neglected with the truth of the Gospel through medicine.
For over a decade LCA students have been ministering medically and spiritually to the peoples of West Africa via Lighthouse Medical Missions Teams. Trips in the fall and the spring are lead by Dr. Bob Hamilton of Pacific Ocean Pediatrics, who has a heart for Africa and our youth. Dr. Bob is also the proud parent of several LCA alumni.
Students are also encouraged to participate in the annual Walk To Africa walk-a-thon held in Santa Monica, CA each June. The proceeds go to help fund missions trips.
In 1998 the first Lighthouse team went to The Gambia, Western Africa. The needs of the people were clear immediately, but their warmth and appreciation were evident as well. This made an impact on hearts and relationships with the African people has kept the Lighthouse coming back year after year.
Since then, Lighthouse Medical Missions, working with the Door Christian Fellowship in Africa, has organized medical missions to Sierra Leone, Liberia, Burundi, The Democratic Republic of the Congo and The Gambia. They have also built churches, schools, constructed water projects and dug wells.
It has been an amazing journey; people coming together from around the world to serve others in need. I have been able to witness this all first-hand and my hope is the work of Lighthouse Medical Missions will continue to grow and that we will achieve an even greater impact on a world in need.
The cost of the trip is not covered by tuition but fundraising is available.
Click HERE to read a student testimony of a recent medical team experience.
Click HERE to learn more about Lighthouse Medical Missions.
Click HERE to learn more about the Walk-to-Africa.
Click HERE to see a digital photo album of past LCA trips.