What We Do

Medical Care

Mike and Myra Taylor have been working as medical missionaries in the Central African Republic (CAR) since 1989. For 6+ years the Taylors lived in CAR providing much needed medical and nutritional care through the Boguila and Yaloke bush hospitals.

Since 2009, Mike and Myra have been facilitating short-term medical and surgical teams to the CAR with a focus on primary care, surgical care, dental care, and nutritional support. These trips typically last for one full week in the CAR with several travel days for a total of 11-12 days out of the USA.

Team Building

Mike and Myra have had the privilege of leading dozens of teams to the CAR and place a very high value on team-building time. Each day begins with a cup of strong African coffee and a good time around the table reflecting upon life and lessons learned from the African context. All meals are eaten together in a family style setting at the Encompass Bangui Guest House and most evenings are spent relaxing with lively discussion about the day’s activities.

We strongly encourage a “digital holiday” which simply means we invest less time attending to laptops, Facebook, LinkedIn, email, texts, IPads, IPhones, Droids, etc. It does not mean we have no digital activity; we simply refocus most of that time demand on a more interpersonal approach. Most if not all people find this to be one of the more enjoyable elements of our time in Bangui.

We Enjoy Culture

We work very long and very hard days in the African heat but the rewards are many. The best way to enjoy the culture is to enjoy the people. We try to focus each and every day looking at people holistically. We treat body, mind, and soul. We ask each patient for an opportunity to pray with them about their personal life struggles. While in Bangui, we will attend one church service with many of those whom we have befriended.

Training Nationals

We at Three Strands believe strongly in partnering with nationals to provide competent and compassionate health care. There is much we can learn from our colleagues and we also believe strongly in sharing our knowledge and skills with them.

Who Is Needed

We need the following professionals:

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • EMTs, CMAs, CNAs
  • Pastors
  • Counselors
  • Dentists
  • Dentals Assistants, Dental Hygienists
  • Students studying medicine
  • Support staff with big hearts and teachable spirits

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