Participation Guide


“Participants should know the ground rules that they must self support all the camp expenses. Bethesda Medical Center can help with cars, lodging rentals, and guides.

01. Who can participate?
All health care providers who want to offer their talents and knowledge are welcome. An individual who is not a health care provider cannot participate in the camp, but can join a team.

02. How to participate?

  • Health care providers help the sick with medicine.
  • Pastors witness the gospel of Jesus with the missionaries in the region.
  • Photographers or media professionals can record the camp activities with pictures and movies.
  • The young and talented can help with education and culture of the youth ministry.
  • Other participants support general administrative works related to the camp activities. (Example: camp management, patient treatment guide, camp installations, food preparations, etc.)

03. Who to treat?

  • First, those sick in the mission field needing proper diagnosis and treatment
  • Second, the young generation needing for health checkups and treatment
  • Third, Korean missionaries and their families, and the Korean immigrants
    Fourth, the camp team members and their souls

04. When to participate?

1) Regular Healing Camp

  • Every New Year or Thanksgiving holidays
  • Vision Care project (the Prevention for the Blindness) with the help of KOIKA

2) Occasional Healing Camp

  • Small groups of medical teammates can visit villages without a doctor
  • Medical teams visit upon the request of the regional missionaries

05. Where is the healing camp?

Healing Camp is held in Bethesda Medical Center, Uganda.

1) Bethesda Medical Center

  • Centered in the Clinic, the camp serves missionary families, their community and Korean immigrants.
  • The camp opens for complicated diagnosis and treatment related to surgery (plastic surgery), dentistry and ophthalmology and for teaching Ugandan medical teams about treatments and medical knowledge.

2) Villages without a doctor

  • The camp visits villages without a doctor to help the sick needing proper diagnosis and treatment, supporting and co-working with the regional Korean missionaries.

06. How to prepare for the camp?

  • First, prayer
  • Second, clear mission purpose and teammates
  • Third, preparation for the needs of the mission field
  • Fourth, vaccination (especially for Malaria)
  • Fifth, co-working spirit between the camp team and the missionaries and humble mind