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.
Benin lab equipment
Dear Luke Society friends,
The best way to help a Luke Society ministry can be more complicated than it seems at first glance.
Our ministry partner in Benin, Africa, Dr. Martin Luther Osse, identified a need for laboratory equipment. The need was easy to recognize. In the month of December, he reported that about half of the 319 patients seen did not get the laboratory tests that were requested by the attending physician. The reason was that the distance the patients would have to travel to receive the tests was prohibitive.
Osse’s ministry is located 10 hours north of the capital in remote West Africa. The nearest lab services are one hour away. The need for laboratory equipment is clearly evident, but deciding on the best way to provide that equipment is more complicated.
I’ve often had donors question how we make decisions when deciding how to help our ministry partners. What factors do we take into account when trying to pursue proper stewardship of funds? Sometimes it seems there should be a more cost-effective way to help our partners. Continue reading...
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Dr. Wrede Vogel