Medical Ministry International has been working for over 47 years to seek out the poor and provide them hope for the future. Our Programs have led to us to over 70 countries around the world and over time our focus has moved from just providing care, to now providing care while being intentional to build capacity for the future. We seek to come alongside those that we serve and help them to help themselves. We cannot solve the world’s health problems by just doing good work, we must be focused on providing the guidance that builds lasting care for the long term. This holds true for any ministry effort in the over 23 countries we currently work in, and now it holds true even in our own backyard….
Love, not just any love, but a love that is never ending. This week there are followers of Jesus that will gather together to honor the sacrifice that changed our lives forever. There are many distractions in life that have sought to dilute the message or change its meaning all together. This will never happen, why? Jesus lives inside all of us who believe. He came to earth to provide an example for which we all have been called to follow. He taught, loved, and the left this earth so that we would live. Our lives are changed, and now we are called to help change others….
This coming Sunday, the book Killing Jesus is being presented in movie form. The author, Bill O’Reilly is famous for his polarizing television program on Fox News and his previous literary works about John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln, and George Patton. The interesting thing about this book is that it presents the life of Jesus in a very different manner than most people are familiar. This difference has caused quite a bit of discussion both positive and negative in relation to how the story is presented.
Over the last few days, we once again are seeing mother nature reaping havoc on the world. Cyclone Pam has struck the island of Vanuatu and some of the poorest of the poor are left with nothing. Medical Ministry International has been working with an informal partner in Vanuatu determining how MMI and our network of facilities and programs can help the efforts to reach the poor among the series of islands 1000 miles east of Australia. It highlights the continuing level of need throughout the world, and the challenge that continues to face our international ministry.
MMI is not about just going and doing good work, spending a week or two here or there, but about coming alongside the people and organizations within these areas and helping to build the capacity for service for the long term benefit of those we seek to serve. The people of Vanuatu reached out to MMI long before the Cyclone ever hit and the amount of need was so great before, can you imagine what it is like now? When you have little and a devastating storm, illness, etc. hits your community, life can be almost too much to bear. Fortunately, God has called the MMI Team into service and we are but a small light of hope in a sea of despair.
We are intentional in our efforts to seek out the meek, the lame, the blind, and the mute and help to give them a voice. 90% of our organization is volunteer and our teams around the world are seeking to reach as many as we can and provide the support necessary to help eliminate the issues of poverty at the point of inception. We cannot do all this by ourselves and we need those that have capacity to help provide us the resources necessary to reach as many as possible. Currently .90 of every $1 goes directly to our services in the field and allows the ministry to save lives.
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