Healing the World
God's concern for the physical condition of the world is evident throughout the scriptures. As Christians, we desire to care as much about people's physical situations as God does. When Jesus had finished spending 3 days with the crowds that came to listen to Him, He said:
"I have compassion for these people" Matt 15:32 (NIV)
These people had already had their spiritual needs met, so what was Jesus so concerned about? He was concerned about people's physical situations in life: the hunger they feel, the diseases that plague them, the hopelessness that makes them despair. He cares so much about their physical conditions that at judgment he will separate his true followers from those who lack the heart of God. The true followers are those who:
1. Fed the hungry
2. Gave the thirsty something to drink
3. Invited in the stranger
4. Clothed the naked
5. Looked after the sick
6. Visited the prisoners
All of these things are directly related to helping make people's lives more tolerable here on earth. This is what God cares about, so at MedMissions, it's what we care about as well!
What is the Purpose of MedMissions?
The purpose of MedMissions is to help national health workers reach their countrymen with the gospel though health outreaches.
We also provide support and information to help individuals interested in health missions. This includes providing short-term mission opportunities for people interested in helping needy countries while working with national physicians and dentists. We provide information on healthcare sending organizations, missions financing, missionary hospitals and clinics, missions laboratory services, and information on setting up medical and dental clinics. We provide information on the best medical, dental, pharmaceutical, and optometrical equipment for missions work including the best prices and locations for making purchases. We provide pharmaceutical information, including recommended types and quantities to bring on a health outreach, and where to find inexpensive medicines.
We provide information on necessary missions resources. These include where to obtain Christian literature, information on language training, which agencies do materials shipping, and how to arrange a clean water or nutrition project. We have information on travel, showing the best ways to obtain missionary vehicles and airline tickets as well as how to educate your team on travel health.
We provide downloadable materials in a variety of languages for health projects. These include medical and dental charts, referral forms, post-operative dental instructions, illiteracy labeling for pharmaceuticals, preventative health talks, and evangelism materials.
We want to share information which enables health professionals to serve the Lord more effectively. If you want to heal a hurting world . . . we want to help.
Why should you leave the US to serve the poor of the third world?
16 And he told them this parable: "The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop. 17 He thought to himself, 'What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.' 18 "Then he said, 'This is what I'll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19 And I'll say to myself, "You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry." ' 20 "But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?' 21 "This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God." Luke 12:16-21 (NIV)
There are a couple of important questions everyone should ask one's self:
1. How do you define "enough?"
Very simply stated, how do you know when your "barn is full?" The typical westerner spends his time and wealth pursuing bigger and bigger barns. He buys a house and then feels he needs a bigger one, and then a lake
home also, and eventually a Winnebego too. Instead, a person should pray about what size of home is adequate and not spend his life and resources continually trying to keep up with the Joneses. Remember that the Temple was only 60 x 20 cubits (approximately 2700 sq.ft) and the Holy of Holies, the placed where the ark of the covenant resided, was only 20 x 20 cubits (approximately 900 sq.ft.). If the God of the universe needs only these dimensions for His habitation, how large of a home do we need? This principle should apply not only to our house but also to our automobiles, wardrobe, and virtually every aspect of our lives. Prayerfully ask God to define for you how much is enough.
2. What should a person do when he reaches "enough?"
The rich young man in the parable had a full barn. He had, in effect, "enough". There are several things he could have done with his excess. He could have given it to the poor, shared it with his neighbors, or given it to the local synagogue. Instead, he choose to save it all for himself. He tore down his barns to build bigger ones and the Lord was very displeased with his decision. He stored up things for himself, but he was not rich toward God. Note that, in the parable, storing up things for oneself wasn't considered bad. It was bad when he reached the point of enough and continued to save for himself instead of being rich toward God. When a person reaches the state of "enough," he should give his time, or the money he earns in exchange for his time, to the Lord. Hopefully this web site will help you do just that.
Statement of Faith
1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God. (2 Tim 3:15-17)
2. We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
3. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. (John 1:1-4; Philippians 2:5-11; Acts 1:11 & 2:22-24)(Mat. 28:19)
4. We believe that, for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ result in regeneration by the Holy Spirit and that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation. (Titus 3:4-7; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Luke 24:46-47)
5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life. (Gal. 5:16-18; Romans 8:9)
6. We believe in the resurrection of the living and the dead: the saved to the resurrection of eternal life and the lost to damnation and eternal punishment. (Revelation 20:11-15; 1 Cor. 15:51-57)
7. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the Church. (Ephesians 1:22-23; 1 Cor. 12:12 & 27)
8. We believe that the ministry of evangelism is a responsibility of both the Church and each Christian. (Romans 10:9-15; Acts 1:18-20; 1 Peter 3:15)