Ghana Initiative Mobile Medical Mission is a non-profit organization that provides FREE medical care and treatment for children and families in Ghana, West Africa. Ghana Initiative MMM is reaching the poor and needy in villages across Ghana by way of a mobile medical clinic. This mobile clinic is managed and operated by a medical team staffed with doctors and nurses from the USA and Ghana. We also have team members who work with children in the villages. They teach them using the Bible and fun and exciting arts and crafts. The goal of our mission work is to reach tens of thousands of people in need of physical healing and spiritual salvation. The ministry of Ghana Initiative MMM is supported by donations and prayers from people just like you!
Mission and Overview
Ghana Initiative Mobile Medical Mission is focused on seeing targeted communities in Ghana, West Africa transformed with the love and power of the kingdom of God through ministries of compassion and grace. We want to see missionaries trained to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ and watch as NEW churches emerge full of passionate followers of Jesus.
Our mission is to provide medical expertise in towns and villages where medical services are lacking, to those with the greatest need.
Our educational teams provide opportunities for the children and youth in the communities where we serve. We focus on sharing the love of Jesus with every child and sharing the gift of salvation with those who have never accepted Jesus as their Savior!
By providing medical care and Bible training we are building a physically and spiritually healthier community wherever God sends us. We are also building lasting relationships with the people we serve.
By serving the people of Ghana in practical ways we hope to bring life to each community and provide resources that may lift individuals and families out of poverty and despair.
Our ministry is to plant seeds of life and watch as God makes them grow!
Ministry Spheres of Influence
A medical mission team will be deployed several times throughout the year to Ghana. While in Ghana the teams will serve targeted communities where the greatest need exists. Teams will revisit the same communities periodically to allow for consistent care, follow-up treatments and to develop and build relationships with the people in the targeted communities. The first community served by the Ghana Initiative was Pokrom Nsabaa, located 30 miles northwest of the capital city of Accra.
Education Ghana Initiative provides educational opportunities for children in poverty who display a keen interest in learning and bettering themselves through education. All of the recipients of Ghana Initiative Mobile Medical Mission sponsorship must meet high academic requirements and make a commitment to attend school on a regular basis. Children are selected for scholarships according to their financial need, their willingness to achieve high scores on their exams and their joy for learning. We want to see children and their families thrive and recognize that education is one of the most important keys to achieving this. Ghana Initiative MMM also provides yearly Bible School training for children in the towns and villages where we set up our medical clinic. Bible School lasts for one week and is fun, interesting and provides a means by which we can spread the Good News of Jesus Christ to the young people of Ghana. Our long term goal is to open a missionary training center in Pokrom Nsaaba, Ghana. This will be a place where men and women in Christ will go to learn about missions and develop a ministry, through which they will be able to spread the Word of God to their own people and to the nations.
By serving the people of Ghana in practical ways we can gain their trust and discover leaders in the community. We will be looking for a core group of local leaders to disciple and train so they might spread the good news of Jesus Christ to others in their community. As these local leaders mature, they will disciple others using the Word of God as their foundation and eventually give birth to a new and thriving church in their community. Our job is to plant seeds of life in each community we serve and watch as God makes them grow.
Ghana Initiative mmm Board Members
Mr. Troy Pfoutz Ghana Initiative Mobile Medical Mission Administrative Director/Board VP USA
Troy began his work with Ghana Initiative Mobile Medical Mission in October 2013 upon the passing of co-founder, Glen Yoder. Troy is responsible for the overall operations of GIMMM USA and oversees the activities of GIMMM Ghana. Troy works very closely with the Ghana Board of Directors and organizes all missionary events and experiences. Troy is married and has a son and daughter. He has volunteered on several mission teams over the last seven years and looks forward to future opportunities to serve the people of Ghana.
Bernadine Ansah Asare Ghana Initiative Mobile Medical Mission, Ghana President/Director of Operations, Ghana
Bernadine has been with Ghana Initiative Mobile Medical Mission since April 2014. He was one of the first Ghanaian nationals to volunteer with GIMMM. He joined the GIMMM leadership team in 2016 when he began serving as Outreach Coordinator in Ghana. He is a teacher by trade and works with GIMMM throughout the year. Bernadine accepted the position of Director of Operations for GIMMM Ghana in October 2019. He is also the President of the Board of Directors, Ghana. He makes it possible for work to continue in Ghana when US team members have returned home. Our relationship with Bernardine is invaluable! Bernadine is an English teacher by profession. He is married and has three beautiful children. His personal slogan is, "For God and Country!" He truly lives by this slogan.
Dr. Scott Jackson Ghana Initiative Mobile Medical Mission Medical Adviser/Board Member USA
Dr. Jackson joined the GIMMM mission team in 2013. He coordinated the medical mission branch of the GIMMM ministry and served on the very first mission team to Ghana. Dr. Jackson and his wife Karen have played an integral role in leading and supporting the work on Ghana Initiative and continue to offer their insight and guidance stemming from their many years of experience in foreign missions. Dr. Jackson now serves as a board member on the GIMMM Board of Directors, USA. He is father to one daughter and has two beautiful grandchildren.
Dr. Roger Kimber Ghana Initiative Mobile Medical Mission Chief Medical Adviser/Board Member USA
Dr. Kimber joined the GIMMM mission team in 2013. He coordinated the medical mission branch of the GIMMM ministry with Dr. Jackson and served on the very first mission team to Ghana. Dr. Kimber has been on every GIMMM mission trip to Ghana without fail. He has played a vital role in building our relationship with our Ghanaian medical personnel. He has a real heart for missions and can be found in some corner of the world serving others throughout the year! Dr. Kimber now serves as a board member on the GIMMM Board of Directors, USA. He is married and has one daughter.
Mrs. Joy Gibbs Ghana Initiative Mobile Medical Mission Secretary/Board Member USA
Joy served on a GIMMM team for the first time in August 2019. She is an RN, BSN & CNN at DaVita Kidney Care in Lancaster, PA. While serving with GIMMM Joy tended to patients at a nurses station. She cared for men, women and children with all types of medical needs. Joy serves with great enthusiasm and a smile. It didn't take long for her to become attached to the beautiful children in the towns where we served. From time to time Joy could be found telling the children stories or teaching them songs. Not long after serving in Ghana Joy accepted a position on the GIMMM Board of Directors where she now serves as Board Secretary. Joy is married to Mike Gibbs and has two children, Sierra and Andy!
Grace Robuck Ghana Initiative Mobile Medical Mission Head Nurse/Board Member USA
Grace has been with GIMMM since it's inception in 2013. Her service is not limited to Ghana Initiative Mobile Medical Mission. She has served on mission teams around the world. We are blessed to have Grace as our Head Nurse. She has served on every team that GIMMM has sent to Ghana. We look to Grace for her expertise and skill and count on her because of her commitment to serving others. Grace is an RN at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital where she is a dietitian. She specializes in dietetics and nutrition education. Grace is married to Steve Robuck.
We would like to thank Compassion International, Ghana, for their guidance and support. They continue to support our mission teams with logistical assistance and translation services. For anyone wishing to know more about Compassion International and the ministry they provide, please visit www.compassion.com.
We also thank Reverend, Dr. Charles Otchere-Baffour of Jesus Camp and his wife Lawrencia for their assistance and prayers. Charles, Lawrencia and their church family welcome our teams with open arms into their place of worship.
Team member Daniel Senoo volunteers his services as a Biological Scientist to the ministry of Ghana Initiative MMM. He brings with him, knowledge and skills that enable us to diagnose and treat various illnesses that would otherwise be impossible for our doctors and nurses. Daniel has a real heart for his people, and a spirit of generosity. He is empathetic to the needs of others.
Ghana Initiative MMM now partners with medical professionals from Ghana. Caring doctors, nurses and pharmacists from various regions across Ghana have joined our team to work side by side with our US medical volunteers. This is an answer to prayer and fits well with the vision and mission of Ghana Initiative MMM. The individuals who joined us in 2018 are, from left to right, Dr. Richard, Pharmacist Diamond, Nurse Sandra and Nurse Mavis.
In addition to our professional volunteers, we have team members who consistently volunteer their time and skills to serve the needy in or near their own communities. They serve along side the team members from the USA. They are Samuel Afful, Emmanuel Afful, Emmanuel Klottey and Nathaniel Klottey. We are proud to have them as Ghana Initiative MMM team members.
Mr. Glen Yoder
Glen served the ministry with his gifts for strategic design and development. Glen used his years of experience in church leadership, coaching leaders, cross cultural ministry and training to bring life to the Ghana Initiative.
Harold Zeiset Ghana Initiative Mobile Medical Mission Board Member
Harold has served on every GIMMM mission team since they started in 2013. He is committed to serving the people of Ghana and loved by all. Harold can be counted on to serve in whatever capacity he is needed. Whether recording vital signs at a triage station, repairing the engine on the mobile clinic or dispensing medications along side the team pharmacist, Harold is at the ready. In recent years, Harold has become involved in our missionary training center building project. He is also a generous sponsor, making education possible for individuals in Ghana who could otherwise not fend for themselves. Harold is Founder/Owner of Trailer Tech Parts & Services, Inc. in Leola, PA.