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Sickness to Health: Community Transformation

by | Nov 2022 | Heartbeat, HB Creative Access X, HB Latin America

Worldwide, we see humanity experiencing crises and distress, particularly in developing nations. Creative Access Country-X is no exception.

The medical clinic project in Creative Access Country-X was born out of a desire to participate with God in the restoration of Latin America by empowering transformational churches. The church in the capital city sees the economic, social, moral and health crisis plaguing the nation. They see the men, women and children suffering.

The national public health sector is deficient. Unfortunately, many doctors have emigrated from the country seeking professional improvement, and those still in the country are poorly paid. Hospitals and clinics do not have adequate resources, supplies, medicines or trained personnel to solve this crisis while also attending to the patients who enter their doors daily. As a result, people are forced to turn to the private health sector, which is expensive, and many do not have the resources for this costly medical care.

Through the medical clinic project, the church will offer medical assistance in various specialties at low costs, with excellent care, by trained and experienced medical personnel. The clinic will serve the most vulnerable, including the disabled, the elderly and children, providing free medical examinations. Regularly scheduled free vaccination days for children will help prevent future diseases. Preventative health seminars will address such topics as healthy diet and exercise, drug abuse, and the dangers of casual sexual activity.

We believe this project will be an agent of change and a blessing to all who enter our doors. The clinic will offer hope for those without it, answers for those who bear the weight of painful questions, and a solution to those in desperate need of medical care. The clinic and the staff will be a physical representation of Jesus’ words in Matthew: “As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give” (Matthew 10:7-8, NIV).

Glendys is director of the clinic. She lives and serves in Creative Access Country-X with her husband, mission district leader Pastor Hector. To give to this project and other transformational church projects in Latin America, follow the link: