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.
I will never forget that morning.
I was arriving as usual every day at the San Lucas Clinic of our ministry in Jalapa, Mexico. As soon as I got out of my car, a young woman came up to me talking quickly and in anguish.
"Come quickly, I do not know what my brother has drugged himself with but, it’s like he’s got the devil and he tried to hang himself," she said.
I went into the clinic to grab my briefcase and went to his house, which is about 300 meters from the clinic. The scene was impressive. Several family members were holding a young man, 34 years old, slim, transfigured. His eyes were wide open and he was shouting to be released. He wanted to kill himself.
Remembering my training in the emergency room, I tried to make a quick assessment of the situation. His state of consciousness was obviously altered, but his life did not seem to be in danger, although on his neck I could see the mark of a rope with which only minutes before he had been about to take his life.
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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