The gospel ministry brings hope for eternal life through faith in Jesus, the transformation of communities by the influence of new believers being salt and light, and healing through medicine and counseling. There is a wholeness to how the Scriptures bring new life to everyone touched by church members’ obedience. They turn away from the darkness and walk in truth and light. They no longer seek the input of witchdoctors but instead trust the doctor at the Medical Center.
The gospel brings healing to the soul. Everyone has come short of the glory of God and rightly deserves eternal punishment and separation from God. But through the gracious mercy of the Lord, He provided the atonement for our sin. The pastors in our ministry boldly and courageously proclaim the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. The new believer’s eternal state is now secured, and they have the life-transforming power of the gospel changing their life every day until they reach their final day of life on this earth. But the ministry does not stop there. The diligent study of the Scriptures will entirely transform every new believer’s life. Additionally, The Medical Center provides treatment for physical ailments, so there are healthier futures for all the family members.
Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.1 Thessalonians 5:23 (ESV)
Improvements for the Medical Center
Generous donations provided exciting improvements by allowing us to purchase new equipment at the Healing Grace Medical Center. This past month our administrator, Pastor Robinson, used funds donated for larger, more expensive medical devices to bring some new items to the Center. The medical team joyfully received all the latest equipment and put it all to use right away.
The Report from our Administrator
Because of the donations we received for new equipment, we will improve the services we deliver to the community. We purchased the following machines:
- A Nebulizer
- A microscope
- An Oxygen cylinder tank
- A complete diagnostic set
- An oxygen flow meter
- A dental air compressor
- Four adult mattresses for inpatient beds
- A field swab test to be used in the laboratory
- A drum for sterilization of medical utensils
Glory be to God Almighty. Thank you so much for your prayers that we were able to purchase the right machines. We still have funds to buy the medical-grade refrigerators for vaccines, but we are waiting for the government officials to give us the required specifications.
If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.Romans 8:11 (ESV)
Reaching the Villages
In addition to the regular treatment of twenty to twenty-five patients each week. The team also travels out into the villages to treat the impoverished people that would typically not even come into the Center. The nurses diagnose people suffering and can provide treatment.
Immunization and Vaccine Service
This service was provided free of charge, thanks to generous donations. This preventative care will help the whole community live healthier lives. Both adults and children received treatment. Nearly four-hundred individuals from the community gathered to receive immunizations and vaccination against—Hepatitis-B, Tetanus, and HIV. Children were also tested and treated against worms and parasites.
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.1 Peter 2:24-25 (ESV)
There are still more improvements that can help give better treatment in this rural area of Rukungiri. Through the faithful support of God’s people, we will continue to bring hope to the people through all the ministry aspects.