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Pastoral Team and Medical/Dental Team

Dr. Paul Thistle a career missionary doctor and long-term member of the Canadian Christian medical community in Ontario has served in Zimbabwe for many years. He invited EMAS Canada to provide resources for expanding the services at Karanda Mission Hospital by incorporating dental care since 2015.

As part of the EMAS initiatives, Dr. Ajit Vargis will lead Dental/Teaching teams to Zimbabwe in 2023. This team will serve at Karanda Mission Hospital.

During the mission in 2023, there is an opportunity to facilitate appropriate long-term dentistry in an area currently without a dentist. While this upcoming mission will focus on providing dental services at Karanda, there will be a spiritual component through a discipleship model retreat for the staff and their families. The Pastoral team, led by Jeremy Thommy, will be holding Pastors conferences in six different locations within a 150 km radius of Karanda Mission Hospital.

In years past, the Pastor’s retreat was well received and the local pastors were blessed. On the last mission trip the Pastors conference had 130 Pastors attending. The need to take the Pastoral teaching and one-day conferences to different venues was necessary to reach more rural areas, and that will be a new initiative for the 2023 trip.

In 2023 we will have two components for the trip. A Pastoral Team will serve the local pastors from March 16 – March 30, and continue their efforts with the Bible school. The Medical/Dental Team will serve from March 16 to March 30.

Karanda is located in the Rushinga district, in a remote area of Northern Zimbabwe nearest to Mount Darwin which is approximately 124 miles from Harare.

Join with us in supporting this brand new effort as EMAS seeks to teach and heal in a Christ-like manner.




Contact the Team Leader for this mission, Dr. Ajit Vargis 

Learn more about Karanda Hospital