Medical and Social Work

Since the beginning of SIM, there has been a special emphasis on medical ministries. That is how dispensaries were opened years ago, which are today medical centers. They first had to gain people’s trust; for the missionaries were bringing medical techniques that people in the villages did not know. Little by little, they managed to prove trustworthy and today they are centres with maternities, pharmacies, etc. Doctors have joined the teams, and we praise the Lord about it. Most of the patients are able to pay their medical fees, but when they cannot, the medical centre pays for them. Otherwise, these people would not even come to the centre to get the treatment they need.

In addition to the medical centres, two handicapped centres were created.

A certain missionary saw the needs of people living with disabilities, and the centres now go into the villages to seek them, welcome them, and offer their help through physiotherapy. One of these locations also hosts a school for visually impaired and deaf kids, so they can go to school as the other children and be integrated into life in the society at large. Once they have finished school, they can learn a trade, tailor, for instance. 

These different centres are channels to share the gospel in an efficient way, first by meeting physical needs, and then to be able to talk about their spiritual ones. Many have come to Christ through these centres.

To support this project, give to the closer SIM office and notate:

Project Nr. 93 279 (for the handicapped centre) or

Project Nr. 93 941 (for the centre F*) or

Project Nr. 82 375 (for the centre M*) or

Project Nr. 88 100 (for the centre P*).

*Names may have been changed for the sake of privacy and safety of our workers, ministry partners and those we serve.

Prayers

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Pray for the unity of the medical team and their witness towards the people who come to them.

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Pray for the unity of the medical team and their witness towards the people who come to them.

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