Ashya! Welcome to Cameroon, also known as “Africa in Miniature”, which reflects the diversity of this country. Be on the first-ever Teen Missions Eyeglass & Medical Team where you will help those whose vision is out of focus, to see clearly, by giving them eyeglasses which you will bring from the U.S. At Boot Camp you will receive training from professionals, who travel with you during the summer, teaching you how to fit individuals with the proper glasses in order to help them see clearly.
Following training at the Lord’s Boot Camp, the team will fly from the Orlando International Airport to Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. Your next flight crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Europe, the Mediterranean Sea, then over the Sahara Desert to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, arriving the next morning in Douala, Cameroon. From Douala your team buses 225 miles north to the Teen Missions in Cameroon BiBle, Missionary & Work (BMW) Training Center in Nsongwa, located near Bamenda.
The team will travel to three Rescue Units to fit patients with eyeglasses and also help the facilitators with their daily medical treatments. The medical needs are great in these areas, as the children often have severe wounds, worms in their feet and knees, skin infections and common childhood illnesses. You will enjoy playing soccer and other children’s games with the orphans at the Units.
There will be ample opportunities to proclaim the Gospel and bring spiritual light through puppets, drama and singing to those who are spiritually blinded by sin. You will have an opportunity to shop for jewelry, drums, spear heads, baskets and wood carvings. Housing is in tents; bathing and laundry is done using a bucket.
Estimated Project Expense: $4890 U.S. plus $30 Registration Fee
Register Online Now! (Note: Teams are filled on a first come, first served basis.)