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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 2024. This team will serve at Karanda Mission Hospital.

During the mission in 2024, 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 will be holding Pastors conferences in six different locations in the rural areas of Mashonaland Central Province.

In years past, the Pastor’s retreat was well received and the local pastors were blessed. This year, we expect to connect with about 700 pastors and their wives across 6 locations with a view to encourage them to stay faithful to their calling and in ministering the Word of God.

In 2024, we have added a Youth component to the trip, expected to reach between 250 and 300 youth over 4 locations.

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