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.
We were all surprised at the Luke Society office last week to discover water dripping from the ceiling. Obviously, a one- to two-inch rain the night before had something to do with that.
I’m no roof expert, so when I climbed onto the flat roof of the building, nothing seemed unusual. The roof is protected by a rubber liner and covered with stones to protect this liner.
From outside appearances, everything looked normal.
But what could not be seen on casual external observation was painfully obvious inside the building. The water barrier had been breached.
It occurred to me that our lives might also look fine to a casual observer during “nice weather.” But when faced with a challenge a different picture might emerge.
The Bible warns us repeatedly that small compromises — breaches if you will — of our character will have devastating results.
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Latin America Relief Fund
“Blessed is the one who has concern for helpless people. The Lord will rescue him in times of trouble." — Psalm 41:1
In March of this year, devastating storms hit the west coast of Peru, causing massive flooding. In the coastal region north of Lima 700,000 were left homeless and 94 people were killed. As we have seen wherever the Luke Society has been called to serve, the poor live in inadequate homes, suffer from inferior infrastructure and have a decreased ability to respond to natural disasters. Homes are of simple construction and vulnerable to the elements. In addition to the immediate physical impact of the storms, local resources are unable to respond to emergencies we see in developed countries.
The Luke Society isn’t a relief agency, and we don’t typically direct our efforts to specific tragedies. But when a disaster like this occurs where we have a ministry partnership, we are uniquely positioned to provide an effective and efficient response. Our Christian compassion compels us to act in these situations.
From the executive director
Dr. Wrede Vogel
"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."