Mission Doctors Association

Mission Doctors’ Blogs

Organization Blog

Mission Doctors staff and board of directors maintain a blog about the mission of the organization and special reflections on holy days and holidays. Visit our organization blog here.


Long-Term Service Blogs

Jennings on a Mission

Follow Dr. Brian and Dr. Robyn Jennings and their young family on a long-term (3-year mission) to rural Uganda, East Africa at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale.


Strokes of a Pilgrim Paintbrush

Follow the mission of Dr. Zachary Gastelum, a Catholic Family Medicine physician serving at the Santa Clotilde Health Center of the Vicariate of San José del Amazonas in Peru.

Kancha y Munay (Love and Light)

Join Dr. Lucy Goh on her mission caring for children also at the Santa Clotilde Health Center of the Vicariate of San José del Amazonas in Peru.

Neighbors Far Away

Follow Dr. William Stavinoha and Susan Stavinoha, a Physician Assistant in Women’s Health, as they periodically work and live with the people of Honduras.

Making the Most of What’s Left

Join Dr. Peter Meade on his long-term mission in Christian Partnership, serving the poor in Keyna and Papua New Guinea.

Dr Sus goes to Kabale

Journey with Dr. Susan McNeil a Family Medicine physician serving at Our Lady of Good Health Hospital in the Diocese of Kabale, Uganda.

A Doctor for Guadalupe

Join Dr. Rusty Exner on his year of service in Guadalupe in the south of Ecuador, where he serves in his professional capacity as the Medical Director at Guadalupe Day Hospital.


Dr Martha in Cameroon

Join Dr. Martha Franz as she serves the people of Njinikom, Cameroon at St. Martin De Porres Hosptial. Martha, a young family practice doctor from Idaho, shares the joys and challenges of life and service in rural Africa.

Burket Thoene Family Mission

Follow Dr. Brent Burket and Dr. Jennifer Thoene along with their four young children as they serve for three years at rural St. Martin de Porres Hospital in Njinikom, Cameroon. Not their first mission with Mission Doctors Association; Brent and Jennifer along with their four children recently completed a three-year mission to Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala serving at Hospitalito in the diocese of Sololá-Chimaltenango.

Santa Clotilde Mission

Journey with Dr. Antoinette Lullo and Dr. Brian Medernach and their son Charlie as they serve the people of Santa Clotilde, Peru.  This is not Antoinette and Brian’s first medical mission trip. They have served in Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Rwanda, Malawi and in Santa Clotilde before serving with Mission Doctors.

Hakes in Cameroon

Jim and Terry Hake have just completed a three year, long-term mission to St. Martin de Porres Hospital in Njinikom, Cameroon. Visit their blog to read about their touching, hopeful and occasionally funny reflections on their service.

A Step Along the Way

Dr. Richard and Mrs. Loretta Stoughton have completed their long-term assignment at St. Theresa’s Hospital in rural Zimbabwe, but their service never ends.  Visit their blog to read about how St. Theresa’s remains a beacon of hope for the people of Zimbabwe.

Short-Term Service Blogs

Bowen Medical Mission

Carol’s Mission

Cavanagh Missions

Codas on Mission

Dr. Malphus in Africa

Maria and Milan’s Mission

Shisong Heart Call

Stitch of Hope

Ungers in Cameroon

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