About Us

OUR MISSION

Mission:318 is a medical mission organization that exists to transform forgotten communities and provide hope through sustainable healthcare. We do this by combining the use of advanced technology, a strategic network of global partners, and trusted relationships in the neighborhoods we serve.

OUR VISION

To inspire hope to the vulnerable communities by providing care and medical mentorship.

OUR VALUES

Desiring to follow the model of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we seek to:
Love God.
Love and serve others.
Live as people of integrity.
Strive for excellence.

Who We Are

We are a diverse group of passionate people who desire to leave this world better because of our collective efforts. Our journey has led us to Yendi, Ghana and we are committed to partnering with the good people of Yendi to provide hope through healthcare.

What We Do

Put simply, we build partnerships. We connect stateside hospitals and organizations to areas that are underserved and need resources. We don’t just move in and do a bunch of surgeries, we resource and train surgeons, nurses, hospital administration, and other stakeholders in Yendi. We are currently spearheading efforts to upgrade the Yendi hospital to better serve Northern Ghana.

Relationship building

Our process begins through the development of key, in-country relationships with the idea that without incountry support, healthcare is not sustainable. Our relationships build trust in the communities we serve.

Medical needs assessment

Our process begins through the development of key, in-country relationships with the idea that without incountry support, healthcare is not sustainable. Our relationships build trust in the communities we serve.

Provision of services & training

Our process begins through the development of key, in-country relationships with the idea that without incountry support, healthcare is not sustainable. Our relationships build trust in the communities we serve.

Advocacy and awareness

Our process begins through the development of key, in-country relationships with the idea that without incountry support, healthcare is not sustainable. Our relationships build trust in the communities we serve.

Sustainable Health delivery

Our process begins through the development of key, in-country relationships with the idea that without incountry support, healthcare is not sustainable. Our relationships build trust in the communities we serve.

Our Board

Jonathan N. Limpert MD, FACS

Dr. Jonathan Limpert, a native of St. Louis, MO, is a co-founder of MISSION:318. He has been instrumental in the development and expansion of our surgical mission team and has led trips to Ghana, Haiti and Uganda. In 2017, Jon was appointed President of the Board of Crossing4Mercy.

Jon, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, is a practicing general surgeon at Mercy Hospital in Washington, MO. He received his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and completed his surgical training at Saint Louis University.

Outside of serving those less fortunate, Jon is an avid triathlete, a committed father and husband, and a passionate world traveler.

Patricia A. Limpert MD, FACS

Dr. Patricia Limpert is our Co-Director of Personnel and Supervisor of Surgical Services while in country. She also leads MISSION:318’s Mission Development. She has served in Ghana, Haiti, Jamaica, and Uganda. 

Patti, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, is the Director of the Breast Center at Mercy Hospital in Washington, MO. She earned her medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and completed her surgical training at Saint Louis University.

When she is not on medical mission, Patti is raising daughters Piper and Shea, maintaining a busy surgical practice, and traveling the world.

Joe W. Hassler CRNA

Joe Hassler, a native of Lake St. Louis, MO, is MISSION:318’s Social Media Director. He has served on multiple surgical mission trips and continues to be instrumental in expanding the reach of MISSION:318.

Joe is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and works as the Chief CRNA at Mercy Hospital in Washington, MO. 

Joe holds a Bachelor’s degree from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, and a Masters of Science in Nursing-Anesthesia from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.

Travis Luebbehusen

Treasurer

Randall Littleton

Randall Littleton is a pastor of ministry development for The Crossing, a multi-site church in St. Louis, MO. Beyond serving on the senior leadership team of The Crossing, Randall oversees the church’s strategic relationships with global partners. 

Randall brings his experience with global partnerships and extensive work leading pastoral conferences in Africa and India to the MISSION:318 team.

Randall has a master’s degree in counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary. He and his wife Emily are busy parents to their two teenage sons.

United States:

James Cassat, MD, General Surgeon, Mercy Hospital
Patrick Donlan, Financial Advisor, Synergy Wealth Systems
Rachel Donlan, Vice President, SSM Health
Eric Eoloff, President, Mercy Hospital – Washington
Raquel Frisella, NP, Owner, Raquel Aesthetics
Kevin Laney, Director of Operations, Signature Medical Group
Bryan Menges, DO, Emergency Medicine, Mercy Hospital 
Paul Mensah, Vice President, Pfizer
Stephanie Meyer, MD, Family Medicine, Mercy Clinic
Steve West, MD, ENT, Mercy Hospital
Bill Wynn, Vice President, Virtusense
Ghana:
 
Ayuba Abdulai, MD, Obstetrician Gynecologist, Yendi Municipal Hospital
Oyeadieyie Basape Kojo Armah III, Paramount Chief, Sefwi Bekwai Traditional Area
Reverend Emmanuel Mustpha, Founder, Global Missions Resource Center
Haiti:
 
Wislyn Avenard, MD, Internal Medicine, CHIDA Hospital Haiti