World Witness, the Board of foreign Missions of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, is an evangelical denominational missions organization in the Reformed tradition. Actively involved in missions since 1839, World Witness now ministers in seven countries and has further outreach beyond those locations. Primary ministries include evangelism, church planting, discipleship, education, and nurture of churches in other nations, as well as humanitarian assistance in medicine, relief, agriculture, addiction programs for alcoholics and narcotics, and pioneering ministries in restricted access countries.
The medical programs of World Witness are largely focused in Christian Hospital, Sahiwal, Pakistan. Christian Hospital, established in 1915, has developed into a full general 170-bed hospital with medical, surgical, and public health programs, as well as a fully accredited school of nursing and a nurses’ hostel. The hospital has a 16-bed ICU, 20 private rooms, 3 operating rooms, a labor and delivery suite, x-ray, ultrasound, endoscopic and laparoscopic equipment, lab, pharmacy, casting room, emergency room, outpatient department, and chapel. Courtyards are available to patients, as it is space for relatives to cook food for patients, and there are separate wards and waiting areas for men and women. Though open to all segments of society, the hospital primarily serves the poor and disadvantaged.
Sahiwal is a city of 500,000 people, 2 and 1/2 hours southwest of Lahore. The hospital facilities have been re-renovated and are updated regularly with new equipment. Foreign staff was evacuated post-September 11, 2001, and now conditions within the Sahiwal region allow us to answer the call of the church in Pakistan and hospital authorities for recruitment of desperately needed medical personnel.
Required personnel should be evangelical in their Christian faith and it is necessary to hold specialty training in surgery, internal medicine, general or family practice, obstetrics, pediatrics, or orthopedics. Also needed are: nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, physician assistants, nurse anesthesia, operating room nurses, and nursing schoolteachers. Short-term, as well as long-term assignments, are available.