About the Luke Society

The Luke Society provides resources and support for international Christian health visionaries passionate about ministering to needs in their own cultures. Our ministry empowers nationals to share the saving grace of the Gospel through preaching, teaching and healing. Read more about who we are and what we do here.

 

Vision:

To participate in God's plan of redemption by following Jesus' example of teaching, preaching, and healing (Matthew 9:35-36). Read our Faith Statements.

By Becky Veenstra

Mark and I have been taking medical brigade teams to Gracias, Lempira, Honduras for 22 years.

In the past six years, we've increased our teams from one week each year to eight or nine weeks. We built a surgical center and have been able to take surgical teams to provide orthopedic, gynecology, plastic, vascular and general surgery as well as urology.

I could write a book about the experiences we've had as we serve the poor with medical and surgical care but I will share just one "God moment" I had in October while out in a poor village with our doctors and dentists.

Someone had taken some donated sandals that we kept in the pharmacy room along with medicines that our doctors would prescribe for patients.  If a doctor would notice someone without shoes, that doctor would write a prescription for "shoes" and send them over to the pharmacy where I was working.

The first thing that struck me was that this lady was in her early 60s (my age) but looked really old and I imagined that life was rough for her.

      News feed new.jpg

Building fatherly relationships

November 30, 2016
news_image
Ukrainian woman mending ties with her dad and Savior after struggles with substance abuse cause consequences in her life.

Mountain evangelism in Nepal

November 28, 2016
news_image
Ministry team treks through difficult terrain to bring health and the Gospel to remote locations in the Himalayan Mountains.

LA Conference in photos

November 23, 2016
news_image
Check out some of the sights from the 2016 gathering of Luke Society directors in the Dominican Republic, Nov. 6-13.

Pausing to pray and fast

November 21, 2016
news_image
Taking time away from physical nourishment to be filled with the Spirit through a day focused on prayer for the Luke Society.

Ghana eye equipment

The gift of restoring and improving eyesight takes place regularly at the Luke Society clinic in Accra, the capital city of Ghana. Patients at this clinic are fitted with glasses and receive medical and surgical treatment for glaucoma and cataracts.

The Luke Society Ghana has two base clinics. The original clinic was first established in the remote interior village of Kasei more than 25 years ago. Both clinics have consistently focused on sharing the Gospel message daily with staff and patients to improve their spiritual sight. A church congregation has been established and meets weekly in the Accra clinic. In Kasei, clinic staff have planted more than 40 churches!

On my first visit to Ghana in 1990, Dr. John Boateng brought me to a primary school where I met his son Kwame. Now he his married and finishing his residency in Family Practice. His wife is an ophthalmologist, working at the Luke Society ministry in Accra. She plans to add eye services to the ministry in Kasei.

Continue reading...

                 

                 

 

Click on region to go to ministry page
World Map  Map  Map  Map  Map  Map  Map Africa Asia Central America Eastern Europe North America South America Africa Asia Central America Eastern Europe North America South America Africa Asia Central America Eastern Europe North America South America Africa Asia Central America Eastern Europe North America South America Africa Asia Central America Eastern Europe North America South America Africa Asia Central America Eastern Europe North America South America Africa Asia Central America Eastern Europe North America South America

Welcome to the Luke Society

Wrede-Vogel.jpgThank you for visiting the Luke Society website. I welcome anyone seeking to better understand the impact of the Luke Society and those who are exploring this ministry for the first time. I hope this website helps you understand clearly the mission of the Luke Society, and gives you a glimpse of how the Kingdom of God is expanding through the work of our ministry partners.
                      Wrede signiture.jpg
                     Dr. Wrede Vogel
                            
Executive Director