The concept of being a “missionary” continues to be a confusing subject to some. There are those that believe a missionary is one who sacrifices their gifts and moves to an area of need to help the less fortunate. Others believe it is a part of the Great Commission to seek out and win people to Christ. The answer is left to the individual to determine, but the real question is “As a Follower of Jesus, are you being missional in your faith?”
We spend a lot of our time trying to live each day, handle issues at work, and also the challenges at home. We become so engrossed in all of these activities that sometimes we forget to take a step back and realize all that is really going on around us. The most important aspect to taking this step back is to see how God is working in our lives and those around us. It’s very important to never forget that God is in control and we should never get in the way of the plans He is implementing.
Many people over the years have come to know Medical Ministry International by going on a medical brigade to serve the poor for a couple of weeks. Short-term trips were the founding component for the ministry, but today MMI is so much more. What may be overlooked is the expansive number of MMI Health Centers and Training Programs that the ministry uses to develop capacity building programs for the long term health of those we serve. Medical Brigades now are designed to come in support of our Health Centers and help us expand our footprint of service.
The last few years the Medical Ministry International Team has been working to build on the success of the past, but also establish the foundation that will allow the ministry to thrive for another 45 years. This is not an easy process and one that comes with many challenges along the way.