Headquartered in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Baptist Medical and Dental Mission International (BMDMI) is a missions-sending organization that specializes in short-term mission trips focused on providing medical and dental care to remote areas of Honduras, Nicaragua, Nepal, and Guatemala. Since its establishment in 1974, BMDMI has founded more than 150 churches in Honduras and Nicaragua and treated more than two million patients with medical and dental care. BMDMI has more than 20 missionary family units serving in Honduras, Nicaragua, Nepal, and Guatemala. Additional information on the ministries of BMDMI may be found online at www.BMDMI.org
"My time on the team to Guatemala with BMDMI was simply amazing. When I was initially invited to join the team, I experienced the full range of emotions – from being excited to trying to use every excuse I could find to not go. I had justified to myself that there were more reasons not to go – such as not speaking the language, never having flown before, not knowing where I would sleep or eat. Deep down, I knew that I was meant to be a part of this team and go on this trip, but I kept putting off the decision. To top it off, I was in the process of building my house. Traveling to Guatemala was just an inconvenience to my overall personal plan.
God had a different plan, and I ultimately made the decision to join the team. Once I was fully committed, I had such a peace about the whole thing.
Looking back on the trip now, I feel that God used me to help another man fulfill his dream as our team helped a man named Abel build a house for his family. Just as I had many people help me build my house and fulfil my own dream, Abel had our team to make that happen for him. I am so thankful to have had a small part in building a church for Abel to use to bring the good news of Christ to that village and area."