Thank you so much for your generous support of the work of IMB teams engaged in healthcare ministries and those globally receiving love through medical care. Your partnership enables IMB medical missionaries and teams involved in healthcare work to carry out their specialized ministry while training local healthcare workers to be missionaries through medicine.
We want to share with you some of the ways God is working through your generosity:
Thank you for partnering with us to equip pastors in the Americas to meet needs in their communities. Your generosity enables us to ship medicines and books to these national believers so they can reach out and administer primary care to those God has called them to serve. They can also continue learning and growing as ministers through the books they receive. We just sent the first 30 books to one group of pastors, and we are sending another 27 books to others this month. The box pictured here contains vitamins, antiparasitics, and other items.
Asian Pacific Rim.
Some local village men meet on Friday nights to study God’s Word, pray together, and grow as followers of Jesus. One man suggested having a free health screening in front of his house for everyone in the village. A local church—where the men were baptized just two years ago—offered to host the free screening on their anniversary and partnered with our team to that end.
On a hot Sunday morning, our team, one of the group’s facilitators and his wife, both nurses, set up a tent in front of the house where the men meet weekly. These men wanted their neighbors to know they are Christ-followers, and the free health screening was a way to demonstrate God’s love.
More than a hundred residents received invitations to get blood sugar and blood pressure checks and then see a doctor for a brief consultation before receiving medicine and an offer of prayer in Jesus’ name. Ninety-three people attended. Praise God! Those who did not participate were discouraged by local Islamic leaders from attending the Christian event.
Thank you for your generosity which enabled these men to demonstrate Christ to their community. The event was also an opportunity to promote our nearby clinic, establish new relationships, and deepen existing ones in the faith. This church plant is the only Christian witness in their village.
We are reaching out to our community through a fitness and wellness center. We held our soft opening this past week with a fabulous turnout. Now we have open-gym time blocks and classes each weekday. So far this week, we have had 22 people come work out, and a few have stopped by to check out the facility. Word is getting out! This summer, we will hold several special events, including a coaches’ training and certification class that will train coaches here and other Christian workers across Europe.
Your prayers are so important to us.
- Pray for wisdom as we select medications and books, as well as access to needed medications and protection for our shipments to pastors in the Americas.
- Pray for the continued boldness of this group of Christian men in the Asian Pacific Rim as they share the gospel in their village. Also, pray for our clinic and staff as we serve the community and build relationships with eternal significance.
- Pray the fitness center in Europe will grow in its outreach to the community and introduce people to the spiritual wellness only found in Christ.
Thank you so much for your kindness, generosity, and partnership! Your prayer and gifts are truly making a difference through this project!