What if this had happened there?

09. July 2013 Medical 0
A couple weeks ago, a motor-scooter accident I had on the way to the office gave me a new perspective on asphalt – a very, very close one. God spared me from serious injury, and I was able to pick up the bike and ride it the rest of the way to my destination, but ...

Healed Bodies; Healed Souls

18. April 2013 Asia, Medical 0
Medicine cabinets in churches. It’s an idea that’s not as glamorous as building a clinic or doing surgeries, but it is extremely practical and it’s meeting a real need among Vietnam’s poor for basic, readily-available medicines. It’s also a great way for Christians to reach out to their neighbors. We recently received a testimony from ...

Amazing Love

17. January 2013 children, Medical 0
Our friends at Camp Hope Orphanage in Ecuador have been caring for a teenage girl – let’s call her “Maria” – who suffers from cerebral palsy and has the mental capacity of a 3-year-old. Whenever Maria goes to church and the time comes for prayer requests, she always raises her hand and says, “Momma.” Sounds ...

Give Thanks

27. November 2012 children, Medical 0
Many of us spent this past Thanksgiving weekend enjoying special moments with family and friends. And whether your favorite part of the holiday was the abundant feast or the day of football, Thanksgiving universally represents a time to celebrate God’s blessings and his faithful provision. This year as I recounted my blessings, my mind kept ...

“I was sick and you looked after me”

15. November 2012 Africa, Medical 0
When ADNZ Home Based Health caregivers found 41-year old Loveness, she’d been bedridden for more than a year. She got diagnosed and put on medication to keep AIDS at bay. A lot of folks in her shoes can’t take the meds, though, because they must be taken on a full stomach — a rare luxury ...

Bodies and Souls Transformed in Jesus

29. September 2011 children, Medical 0
But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’” – Matthew 4:4 This well-known verse reminds me of the story of a Honduran girl named Nissi and her mother, Elba. Nissi, a one-year-old girl who lived with her ...

Defining Success

15. September 2011 Africa, Medical 0
I’ve been pondering a bittersweet update from the director of a home-based health care project in Zambia, where the majority of “clients” (patients) suffer from AIDS. Volunteer caregivers from the community give the clients medicine to help boost their immune systems and push back the disease’s onslaught. The medicine comes free from the Zambian government; ...

Saving Lives with Medical Care

In today’s high-tech world, it’s hard to imagine that millions of poor people around the world lack access to even basic health care facilities. For families in developing countries, stocked pharmacies, clinics, and hospitals might be dozens of miles away, and even if facilities are nearby the poor usually can’t afford their services anyway. What’s ...