BMI Mission Trips


BMI returns to Fiji! This November, BMI will be sending a team back to Sigatoka, Fiji. Our team is excited to return after a 3 year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic. BMI plans to take full advantage of our time on the island and are planning for days full of heavy patient loads and […]



Benevolent Missions International (BMI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing needed ophthalmic care to the underserved in many areas around the world.

Benevolent Missions International was founded by C. Downey Price, M.D., F.A.C.S., and B.T. Williamson, M.Th.

Over the past nearly 50 years, over 1500 volunteers have worked together, contributing their time, energy, money, and expertise to bring critical medical care to those in need. Teams of volunteers have examined and treated more than 125,000 patients and performed 50,000 eye surgeries through BMI in areas around the world where eye care was previously not affordable.

More than 100 mission trips have been made to Africa, Belize, Bolivia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Fiji.

BMI provides healthcare education and medical/surgical clinics by:

  • Recruiting volunteer healthcare professionals and lay personnel
  • Providing cost free healthcare services
  • Furnishing essential equipment and supplies
  • Educating local healthcare workers to medically care for their people
  • Equipping mission sites with educational materials for on-going training

The goal of BMI is to ultimately develop each site into a self-sufficient mission, with well-equipped healthcare facilities staffed and operated by local medical personnel and volunteers. This takes time, manpower, dedication, and funding.

BMI welcomes your support in all these endeavors!

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In 1986, at the invitation of the Ministry of Health of Belize and the Methodist Church of Belize, the volunteers who would later become BMI were invited to provide ophthalmic care for the northern region of Belize. Read more...


From an association with Rev. Veramu Tora serving as a missionary in Belize and working with BMI team members there, BMI was invited to send eye teams to this South Pacific island, which at that time had only one ophthalmologist. Read more...