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 Deb Den Herder

What a friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry Everything to God in prayer! Oh, what peace we often forfeit, Oh, what needless pain we bear, All because we do not carry Everything to God in prayer!

This song, written by Joseph Seriven, has taken on special meaning to me. Recently, my family went through a tragedy and we are going through a time of grieving. Some days seem dark, but then I get a call or a message from a friend to tell me they are praying for me. The light breaks through the darkness and I feel the love of the Father.

Each day our ministries around the world go through difficult situations – whether persecution, government corruption, violence, illness, lack of basic medical equipment and medications, shortage of funds, or loneliness. And there are times of joy and celebration – when a patient is healed physically, but more importantly when there is spiritually healing. Our heavenly Father is with them. And we pray for them.

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Waging war against addiction

November 13, 2017
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A patient at The Right Way in Rivne, Ukraine, shares how the power of alcohol took over his life and cost him so much.

You are blessed

November 10, 2017
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Sermon on the Mount gives special attention to the types of groups with which the Luke Society regularly works.

Memories fresh 32 years later

November 8, 2017
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Dr. Jose Luis Guerrero still vividly remembers the events of an earthquake that impacted Mexico City in 1985.

Nicaraguan rain delay

November 6, 2017
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Heavy downpour provides time for communications director Dan Breen to reflect on another river crossing many year earlier.

Segou, Mali, clinic construction

The Luke Society’s unique strategy of empowering national doctors and nurses to provide health care while sharing the Gospel message of eternal life continues to yield impressive dividends.
 
A remarkable example of the success of this approach is seen in the Luke Society’s newest African ministry partner, Dr. Bourama Sidibe, who is working in southern Mali. Since joining in 2015, he has hit the ground running.
 
Sidibe began his medical ministry by renting a small home in a strategically located rural village. He constructed an addition to this building and brought in a water supply, converting it to a workable clinic. But with the success of his ministry, he has quickly outgrown this facility and now manages more than 300 clinic visits per month in addition to many more patients treated in community visits.
 
Sidibe has extensive training as an evangelist and church planter along with his medical credentials. This has proved to be a highly effective combination when working in the rural Mali villages which are nearly 100 percent Muslim.
 

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From the executive director

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Dr. Wrede Vogel
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."