Rachel's Medical Missions in Ecuador

As many of my friends and family know, I have felt called to medical missions in Spanish-speaking countries for a long time. Up until now, I have not been presented an opportunity for this. While I have been blessed with Latin American mission opportunities, and I have been blessed with the opportunity to study nursing and expand my medical knowledge, I have never been able to combine these passions. Now, the Lord moved a lot of things into place and I have the exciting opportunity to participate in a medical mission trip in Ecuador in the summer of 2021. 

As a nursing major and a Spanish minor, this trip is the perfect way for me to learn and grow while also making an impact on the people of Ecuador. I will be assigned to one of 6 hospitals that are understaffed, underfunded, and in need of all the help they can get. I will work there with other students for 2 months, and we will be doing a variety of things to help-- administering vaccines, suturing wounds, placing IVs, and anything else the medical staff needs help with. I want nothing more than to be the hands and feet of Jesus, and I believe this trip will enable me to do that. There is a great need for bilingual nurses, especially in rural areas, and I would love to be able to fill that role one day.

By going on this trip, I will not only be able to further my education and gain hands-on experience, but I also will have the ability to share the healing love of Christ to the sick and hurting.

Any funds donated will go directly to my cost for the trip. It is $4000 for the trip (including flights, meals, lodging, etc.), and an additional $2500 for tuition (this trip doesn't qualify me for financial aid, so I am solely responsible for both of these costs). I am hopeful and prayerful that God will provide the funds I need at just the right time!

Every little bit counts and is greatly appreciated, even if you can only spare a few dollars. If you are not in a position to donate, your prayers will make just as much of an impact. Please pray for provision for the trip, for blessings over the entire missions team, and that through this, Christ's love would be shown to everyone we interact with in Ecuador. Thank you for your support! 

Additionally, if you're not able to support financially, please lend your support by sharing this page on your social media! Thank you!


  • Anonymous 
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    • $25 
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    • $15 
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Rachel Noel 
Lynchburg, VA

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