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Posted on April 30, 2013 in General Ministry, MMI, Patient Stories | 0 comments

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What is the purpose of your ministry? Is it all about the ministry, or is it about those you choose to serve. Many ministries have a tendency to get caught up in their daily operations and forget the most important reason that they exist….to serve God by serving His people…

I get approached quite often by friends and people in the western world that say..”Why do you go help others when we have so much need right here?” While it is true that there are people in need right here, the needs of those we seek to serve are even more dire. Let me explain…

A child can be playing and skin her knee. In the western world, this child can go to almost any corner and find a facility that can help clean the abrasion, give a tetanus shot and go on her way. In areas that we serve, that child could DIE! Yes, that's right, we see children that develop severe infections and in less than a week are no longer living.

Yes, this is a tough subject, but it is the reality that our team deals with every single day in service to the poor. We are dealing with people that have little or no access to any care, not even the basic needs of survival. The mortality rates are through the roof and when see the look in their eyes when they know that someone is there to help, you will never forget it!

These people are God's children, just like you and I. They have done nothing to deserve their environment, but it is what it is. I am a firm believer that God uses these situations to challenge all believers to use the gifts he has given us. We make a huge impact and change lives every single day and yet there are so many more to be reached. The next time you are enjoying the life you lead, take a moment and say a prayer for those around the world that are not as blessed. Please don't forget to pray for those that are seeking to serve these people. Your prayers and support are much appreciated!