Question about Missionary Training for missionaries:
"I think God is leading me to work with the disabled and am exploring how I should prepare. What area of therapy would be the most useful? What is the greatest need on the field?"
2. Get to know some missionaries personally to advise you.
3. Get into a larger church that has a strong emphasis on missions with either a full-time or volunteer missions coordinator and begin a relationship with such a person.
4. Go overseas short-term to gain experience.
5. Become active in your church. Do things that will prepare you. We always suggest to possible candidates that they should disciple 10 people in the USA before they think about going overseas. If you can't do it at home you shouldn't be overseas.
Listen to presentations from members like Rick Shurman, a physical therapist who provides PT in conjunction with with short-term mission teams.
We also have answers online which are closely related to your question. Please click on the below question link to read those answers:
What training for missions should I get to serve people with special needs?
I'm just beginning university and I'm interested in healthcare. How could I use overseas physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, community development, or public health?
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