Reaching the Poorest of the Poor around the world, and at Home…
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….
Next week, Medical Ministry International will conduct its first medical brigade in the United States. This project will be held within a few miles of our International Headquarters as we come alongside the longest active charity clinic in Dallas County, TX – The Agape Clinic. This clinic has had continuous operations for over 32 years and their patient load is more than the clinic can possibly handle. They must put people on a wait list and hope that the various conditions of their patients can remain stable until their volunteer doctors can see them. In discussions with the Agape Clinic Team, we came to realize that our international expertise in operating Health Centers and Medical Teams could be of significant help and are thrilled at the response of our MMI Volunteers from around the world.
We expect to serve a minimum of 300 patients at the Clinic over a two day period and help to decrease the wait list of the Agape Clinic. We have volunteers coming from thousands of miles away to help those in need right here, where the ministry operates. We expect this to become a significant component to our services moving forward and hope that this is the first of many U.S. Projects. Issues of the poor are many, they occur in every country and community. We are committed to seeking out the poor, the lame, the mute and giving them a voice. This particular Medical Brigade will have a large Vision Care component and the Blind will truly be given the chance to see thanks to the support and service of others.
We would like to thank Grace United Methodist Church, Alcon, Chick Fil A, Chipotle, Corner Bakery, Wal Mart, Target, Costco, Panera, Starbucks, and others that have come alongside MMI so that we can help to change the lives of the poor in East Dallas. Having 47 years of history in providing care to the world’s poor is significant, but the challenges of doing this in our own backyard presented many obstacles that were new to us. We are thrilled to have addressed and overcome all the various challenges and all efforts are now ready to go! Lives are being changed around the world as the sun never sets on MMI programs around the world. Now they will also be helping to change the lives of those in our own community. God is at work, and we are honored to serve!
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