Who we are
The Luke Society provides resources and support for international Christian health visionaries who are passionate about ministering to the 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.
By Nathan Stob
LUGANSK, UKRAINE—Dr. Alexander Shevchenko, one of three doctors directing the Lugansk, Ukraine, ministry, was isolated in May in the infectious disease hospital for a positive COVID-19 test.
Shevchenko wrote to us that these were challenging times as he was isolated from his wife, Irina, who was in another ward with a positive test, and from his three children, who were temporarily placed in a children’s hospital.
Shevchenko wrote that he felt “disappointed and discouraged” during this time when his “family was temporarily torn” apart. But he said, “the Lord showed mercy to me. He came and supported me. I continued reading the Scriptures, and little by little I began to communicate with [patients] on spiritual topics. At some point in time, one of the roommates noticed that I was calm and different from the other patients. I understood that the Lord was working. I saw the Lord touching people. They asked questions.”
From the executive director
"Thank 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