Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Meeting Needs Physically & Spiritually

Matthew 14:14, When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.

Throughout the course of Jesus' ministry he traveled from town to town healing the sick and sharing the power of the Gospel.  He IS the answer to the physical and spiritual needs of the people.  Last week a medical team of 5 from Association of Baptist for World Evangelism (ABWE) partnered with BHM and performed medical clinic's in the surrounding areas of Fermathe.  From the moment the team arrived in Haiti it was clear they had compassion for the people and were ready to bring assistance to the sick.
 Above:  Abigail took the patients blood pressure before they saw the Dr.

 The team performed a total of 4 medical clinic's while in Haiti.  3 of these clinic's were held in churches and one was hosted by a man who opened up his families home for the clinic.  The typical clinic lasted 2 days in each location.  There were many people who came to the clinics with a variety of needs.  It was always exciting on the second day of each clinic to see that the word of the clinic had spread and the crowds increased.

Luke 15:15, Yet the news about him spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed of their sickness.

The history of each patient was taken before they went to see the Dr.  During this time the patient was asked a variety of questions about their physical history.  They were also asked if it would be okay if the team shared with them about Jesus.  It was during this time of history taking that many people entered into a relationship with Jesus Christ for the very first time!

Below: Zach, along with one of BHM's translators presented the Gospel during the time of history.
There were close to 20 people who came to know the Lord during the medical clinic's last week!  The lead pastor from each clinic area was given the names of the people from the area who accepted Christ in order to be able to follow up with each decision.  We are so thankful for the medical needs met and the lives changed last week!  There are many more details and stories to be told from this special week.  Check out our upcoming newsletter for more information about the medical clinics.

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