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.

 

Vision:

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 Dr. Wrede Vogel

“Brothers and sisters, think about the things that are good and worthy of praise. Think about the things that are true and honorable and right and pure and beautiful and respected” – Philippians 4:8

Do you agree with me that watching the news these days can be depressing?

My wife and I have decided we needed to limit our exposure to the nightly news because we found it put us in a bad mood!

I’m not suggesting that we should wall ourselves off from the world – since we are called to be witnesses for Christ in the world. But sometimes we need to intentionally change our focus from the media’s view to what is “true and honorable and right and pure and beautiful and respectedin our lives.

For this blog post I decided to focus on a couple of fun things that happened in my life this past week.

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Volunteers lend hands to serve

September 19, 2016
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Willing servants give their time and energy to assist in efforts of spreading news and information about the Luke Society.

Transcarpathia through the lens

September 16, 2016
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See images captured from the beautiful land in western Ukraine during a ministry visit to the country earlier this summer.

Living in the Light

September 9, 2016
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Few feelings are worse than being left in the dark. It's even worse when you go through life with a spiritual blackout.

Joy in Servanthood

September 7, 2016
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Sometimes the real beneficiary of service is not the people you are serving, but blessing to the person who is doing the serving.

Lugansk, Ukraine, operating budget


The Luke Society’s mission is clear: to empower Christian health professionals to bring physical and spiritual healing to their own people. But in individual cases, how that “pans out” is often different than what we had expected. Our partnership in Eastern Ukraine is a good example.

In 2013 when Dr. Greg Kuiper and Regional Coordinator Dr. Pal Oroszi first met Dr. Alexander Shevchenko and his team in Lugansk, Ukraine, they were quickly convinced God was leading us to partnership. Shevchenko exhibited the faith, vision and skills to be a great Luke Society partner. But we didn’t know that shortly after beginning our support, the country of Ukraine would be thrown into turmoil. We could not have anticipated that Lugansk would be in the middle of a war zone in less than a year.

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Welcome to the Luke Society

Wrede-Vogel.jpgThank 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.
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                     Dr. Wrede Vogel
                            
Executive Director