From My Heart – Spring Quarterly Newsletter 2015

April 1st, 2015 by | | Posted in Field Updates

 

The Apostle John’s blessing: “I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well” (3 John 1:2) is such an intrinsic vision of holistic and radical development that the gospel brings into one’s life. It is with this same prayer and vision that IGL’s ministry reaches out to the people of South Asia.

A significant number of people living in rural villages have to travel more than 20 miles to access even basic health care and medical facilities. This distance is greatly magnified, considering the fact that it has to be covered walking or using other primitive means of transportation. In other words, whole masses of the population of India are literally left without access to health care.

IGL’s medical work is very much a part of its holistic outreach, meeting both individual as well as community needs. In regions where IGL has established a Christian witness, we have pioneered in many ways in community health. In the entire district of Salem with more than three million people, IGL was the first to establish a cancer center with facilities for diagnosis and care. Right now we are once again pioneering in the field of Tele-medicine, actively striving to connect the rural masses with basic health care using an indigenously manufactured device.

Thank you for sharing the vision of holistic development in India as the gospel is proclaimed and the Church moves forward.

Together we can make a huge difference,
Sam Stephens
President, IGL

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