LifeReach International has served as a midwifery ministry of YWAM El Paso, both nationally and internationally, since 2009 (informally created in 2003). Our first desire is to teach missionaries how to use mother and newborn healthcare to impact mothers, communities and nations with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This is a unique ministry that can open doors and bring you into homes and facilities to share God's character and hope!
1) Midwives who serve the Nations through the El Paso, Texas, USA, community outreach programs and oversight of student clinical experiences
We need midwives to move here and get their state professional license to serve ladies locally. That means you would be "in practice", participating in group care, home births, possibly clinic set-up...
The foundational services and office locations have been set up for you to join us and clients are awaiting you to show them Jesus!
5 year commitment expected.
2) Midwives who teach didactic and clinical coursework in El Paso and in other nations
(traveling with or meeting schools on their field assignments)
We need those who can primarily serve the midwifery school. For the school, you may not be required to get your local midwifery license but still need to carry current licensure/credentials as a professional health care provider that would permit you to be a preceptor here and in other nations. The school is three years but is not a "full time", residential program. We facilitate one six to eight month program per year, with students being entrusted to preceptor midwives in various locations (USA & other nations) between on-site courses. You would be expected to follow through with one class until graduation; this gives our students a sense of continuity that is similarly valued by our midwifery clients.
3-5 year commitment expected.
3) Visiting Midwives who teach didactic coursework in El Paso and possibly in other locations
We need midwives who can teach specific subjects throughout the three years. This is a shorter commitment but can be in the USA or other nations; didactic or clinical! Come to Honduras or Haiti or Ughanda with us!
Commitment varies from short, single classes, one week intensives, up to six week seminars
National Coordinators for International Program Facilitation
Each nation we visit and serve has many, diverse guidelines for healthcare provision and registration of health care professionals. There are also many cultural, unspoken rules of conduct that we need to follow before, during and after effective program service. We need more National Coordinators who are willing to investigate the system and facilitate legal entry and service for their nation. Some missionary locations and personnel are willing and able. And we need more assistance in this area! In fact, the first missions location in Mexico that can help us in this way will have our first commitment for their population!
Able to promote ministry, opportunities, seeking out international connections
Ability to communicate well, taking full advantage of social media and local business and ministry resources, and assisting coordination of many local programs and projects
Dedicated to the midwifery school and staff; commitment may be for only one program but preferably available for 2-3 years both national and international settings. We are accepting untrained as well as trained apprentices as Program Assistants. .
Other Care Providers, Doulas, Childbirth Educators and Volunteers
Are you able to serve our local multicultural population or travel to serve?
Because our midwifery missions core was established with YWAM and UofN, preference is given to those who have graduated from the Birth Attendant School series facilitated by Institute of the Nations in Perth, Australia. Please connect with Consuelo MidwifeYork@gmail.com as soon as possible.