For an eighth time, the Moose Jaw International Medical Mission (MJIMM) will be looking to bring medical teams and stoves to people experiencing extreme poverty in rural Guatemala. 

They’re currently looking for applicants for their next mission, which will be January 30 – February 9, 2025. Applications need to be submitted by June 10, 2024, at 12 p.m. 

Dr. Mark Brown is one of the board members for MJIMM and has travelled to Guatemala four times. He said their team will consist primarily of medical professionals.  

“We’re mostly looking for operating room nurses, recovery nurses, pre-op nurses, and general nurses who can help us with the primary care part of the work, which is going into the villages and looking after people.” 

He added that they’re also looking for anesthesiologists, surgeons, and family doctors. 

They’re also looking for people who are handy with a drill or hammer to be part of their stove team. “They are wood burning stoves that take smoke out of people’s homes and allow them to breathe cleaner air.” 

Those selected for the MJIMM will have to participate in fundraising during the year. “We’re looking to raise probably around $100,000 for next year’s trip,” explained Brown.  

If you’re interested in learning more about signing up or donating, or want to know when they’re holding fundraising events, you can find more information on their Facebook page here.