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.
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.
Travelling the world with the Luke Society has introduced me to some unusual foods.
I grew up in the rural Midwest with a limited variety of food. Meat and potatoes were the staple. My parents were good at trying to introduce new tastes, but the options were limited in the ’60s and ’70s.
Working with the Luke Society, I’ve eaten: silkworms in China; fried guinea pig in Peru; hedgehog in Ghana; fermented horse milk in Kyrgyzstan; and a few other unconventional foods for a rural Midwesterner.
I’m not sure I would have eaten these strange foods if a Luke Society director – someone I knew and trusted – hadn’t urged me to give them a try. You could say some of these foods are “an acquired taste.”
Some I’ve actually come to crave between my visits to their countries.
Last week, while visiting my son and his family in Minneapolis, I attended church with them. Their pastor began the service with an interesting observation. He said, “Heaven is an acquired taste.”
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Truck for San Juan, Guatemala
Dear Luke Society friends,
I learned on my first trip to Guatemala not to take the road system in the United States for granted. I must admit the truck ride made me motion sick as we descended a mountain with 18 hairpin turns, deep ruts and potholes. Our destination was the Luke Society ministry in San Juan.
These are daily driving conditions for Dr. Jose Israel Hernandez as he ministers to San Juan and 13 surrounding villages. We learned recently his truck broke down and it’s been difficult and time-consuming to travel between villages.
Dr. Hernandez manages a medical clinic in San Juan and also oversees a staff of nine who travel between the adjacent mountain communities. The change they are bringing to the area is evident everywhere. Continue reading...
Welcome to the Luke SocietyThank 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.
Dr. Wrede Vogel