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.
By Bob LaFleur
There is a very good chance that even those who don’t have much knowledge of the Bible are familiar with the words of King Solomon in the book of Ecclesiastes: “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven…”
Those of you who are old enough will even remember that the Byrds used these words in one of their most popular songs in the 1960s.
The clear message of this segment of Scripture is that nothing stays the same forever, and change is inevitable. Aside from the case of God and the immutability of Him and of His Word — few would question that this principle is universally true. And the older we get, the more personal examples each of us has of this reality.
Who of us hasn’t looked at old photographs and chuckled at the fashions that were once the rage? Do you remember the story of the scientist in the late 1800s who said that everything useful that could be invented had already been invented? Look at how quickly even society’s moral standards have changed in the last few decades.
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China wheelchair distribution
The political circumstances in China have changed, making it more difficult for Christian ministries to function. New laws and rules have placed restrictions on foreign organizations attempting to work in China.
While complicating our ability to support our ministry partner in China, it has had much more impact on organizations which use U.S. citizens directly in their work. Since we are not a sending organization and don’t directly manage our ministry partners, we can keep a low profile and are able to continue our encouragement, financial and prayer support.
For the Luke Society director in China – his name and identity protected for safety reasons – the most dramatic result of these new rules is the decision to discontinue hosting wheelchair distribution groups from the United States. The organization with which he has partnered to supply wheelchairs in the past will only do so if they can send teams from the U.S. For that reason, the director has been led to the difficult decision to discontinue accepting that help.
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."