There as a belief throughout Ministry that partnering with others would put your ministry or supporters at risk. Sure, in some cases, this may have happened, but for the most part it was the enemy trying to inject distrust and confusion to keep God’s work from Happening.
The truth is, Ministry must change and change now. Gone are the days where telling a good story is enough to get others to join. It’s time for us in leadership to join forces for the good of Kingdom. This is an important component of how Medical Ministry International is refocusing its efforts. It’s about building capacity, both in services and training. Every single team is designed to help build upon the work of other teams that have come before us. Our Teams work with our Health Center’s and support their year around service to the poor. We are making adjustments for the better.
This also includes working with Partners, Local Governments, and entities that are of like mind. Working together allows for the investment of others into the overall goal of serving the less fortunate. This is no way means that our Ministry will change who we are in order to comply with others. If someone wants to work with us, but there are requirements that are not in line with the Ministry, we will not partner together as we can only be who we say we are, nothing more, nothing less.
A great example of this is that over the years I have had many organizations and individuals that have come forth that offered money and support for us to do something that we don’t do. The shock on their face was pretty evident when we explained that his not what we do. We can suggest others that do this and would encourage you to go visit with them. We can’t be all things to all people and be excellent in our focus to serve the poor. No one is perfect, but that is our goal to be the best at what WE do, not others. If we have a need that another Ministry can address more efficient and come alongside our team, we will seek them out. It’s not about us, but about those we serve.
There is not a ministry on earth that is perfect. We are infallible and it is only through the grace of Jesus that we are forgiven of these mistakes. That being said, it is up to us to do our very best, work to get better, and people of excellence in all we say and do. If that means partnering with others to make it all happen, let’s get together and help to save lives!