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. Greg Kuiper

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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Love transforms and gives hope

August 21, 2017
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Read about a burn victim in Guatemala who was given treatment from a Luke Society clinic on his long road to recovery.

Office staff changes

August 18, 2017
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Kristin Breen has joined the staff to provide assistance with the financial work in the Sioux Falls, South Dakota central office.

Courage to dive in

August 16, 2017
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Too often we miss out on something exciting because fears creep into our minds. Be strong and courageous today.

Profile: Masatepe, Nicaragua

August 14, 2017
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Learn more about the Central America ministry Misión Médica San Lucas under the leadership of director Dr. Javier Barrios.

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.

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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."