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.
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.
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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.
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