An opportunity offered each year in July

Ida Moffett School of Nursing professor Lora Shelton leads a team to Peru for a medical mission trip that is focused on church planting and discipleship. The team provides medical care, dispenses medications and offers an eyeglass clinic, community education, children’s ministry and evangelism. Students can also be involved in discipleship groups.

Where will you travel?

While the history of this trip involves countries throughout South America, this year will be the team’s fourth year returning to Peru. Teams have been to the jungle, the coast and this year, they will be going to the highlands. The team partners with E3 Partners each year, working alongside their in-country missionaries.

When does the trip take place?

The next trip will take place July 14-22, 2017.

Travel costs

The trip costs $2700. The registration deadline for this year’s trip has passed.  

Student Experiences

My time in Peru was my first interaction with patient care, being that I was newly out of our first semester, and was my first medical mission trip. I was able to see what it was like to integrate Christ into the nursing world, and what it means when Ida V. Moffett said to have courage to care for your patients. I saw Christ at work by using my hands as a means to help heal and reach out to the poor and hurting. What this trip showed and taught me has made me a better student and follower of Christ, and further prepared me to be a holistic-centered nurse."

Emmalee Tidwell, Ida Moffett School of Nursing alumna