I just returned from the International American Medical Mission's latest mission trip to Jamaica. The theme of the mission and the accompanying gospel meeting was "Will You Be Made Whole?" This was designed to capture IAMM's goal of promoting and bringing about health, hope and healing. We accomplish this by building and transporting a team of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and various medical support personnel to meet physical/health needs, counselors to meet psychological and emotional needs and evangelists to meet the spiritual needs of those in the communities and countries to which we travel.
I am pleased to report that 640 were served by medical doctors, 240 by dentists, 78 by counselors and many by ministers (resulting in 2 baptisms with 2 more pending). The people of New Kingston, Jamaica were very appreciative of the outpouring of love demonstrated by this gifted team of individuals who traveled there at their own expense from all over the US. In return, they shared their love through hugs, holy kisses, shared lives and stories and some of the best authentic Jamaican food available.
Beloved it was a blessing to be able to leave the confines of the church building and "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all [that was commanded by our Lord Jesus]," Matthew 28:19-20. It is an awesome privilege and responsibility to do for others what the Lord does for us every day.
Please keep the people of Jamaica, Haiti, Iraq, Ferguson, MO and everyone who desperately needs the healing touch of the Lord, in your prayers.