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What does CURE do?
CURE owns and manages a network of hospitals and programs across the developing world. CURE exists to share the gospel with people who haven’t heard it. Our mission is simple: to heal the sick and proclaim the kingdom of God. At CURE, we practice a 50/50 ministry with equal focus on providing the best possible surgical care to our patients as a platform to share the gospel with children and their families.
Ministry at CURE:
Why choose healing as a way to share the gospel? The reason CURE chooses healing as a platform to share the gospel is simple. In Luke 9:2 (NLT) Jesus sent out His first disciples with these instructions: “and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.”
We do our best to live out Jesus’ call to this form of ministry. We believe, just as Jesus knew, that providing healing for a person in a hopeless situation provides a unique opportunity to share God’s word and for His word to be heard with great impact. This is exactly what CURE does, we provide healing with no strings attached. We’re there to counsel, comfort and care for our patients and their families throughout the process. Within our hospitals and programs, we use the Gospel of Mark to share the story of Jesus in a culturally sensitive way - sharing His power to heal the whole person - body and soul.
Beyond sharing the gospel with patients in our hospitals, CURE runs a prayer ministry in the US where partners are asked to pray alongside our staff for the needs of the organization. Additionally, we make every effort to create an experience that allows our supporters not only to give, but to connect in a meaningful way to the work we do. Our hope is that every interaction a supporter has with CURE would draw them closer to God and would produce spiritual growth.
Bottom line: At CURE, we strive to further the kingdom of God, no matter if it happens overseas in our hospitals and programs or here at home.
At CURE, over 95% of our operating budget goes directly towards providing physical and spiritual care to the patients and families we treat. In fact, with our blended model of patient care, each dollar given to CURE is multiplied over 5x providing $5.65 worth of medical services. On average, CURE needs to raise $1,000 for each surgery we perform. We are also a member in good standing of the ECFA. Learn more about our financial accountability here.
Why join with CURE? Risus et justo dignissim
We know that committing your church body to any cause is a big decision. While we hope that many churches will join with us to help our mission, we recognize that God’s doing great work around the world. We hope you’ll be led to partner with CURE, and we’ve tried to some of the basic questions you might have.
We are asking you and your church to engage with in the story of one child who is need of healing, both physical healing for their disability and spiritual healing through learning the good news of the gospel of Jesus.
We are challenging your church to provide prayer and financial support for one child’s surgery. A contribution of $1,000 is needed to help provide surgery and spiritual ministry to a patient. Your church can meet this financial challenge by engaging your children’s ministry, VBS, student ministry, small group ministry or even the whole church!
The potential is immense. While surgery is easily taken for granted in our country, the healing that one surgery can provide in the area’s CURE serves changes not only the life of the child but the lives of everyone around them, often for eternity. Check out the video below.
Our Church Partners Tortor orci
CURE has partnered with Willow Creek Church in Barrington Illinois for several years. Willow Creek runs a series of clinics in Zambia. When these clinics receive an individual who is treatable by CURE, they are referred to our hospital in Lusaka. There, these patients receive the surgical and spiritual care they need. Willow Creek supports CURE by funding these surgeries.