Posts tagged Spiritual care
Madel, Spiritual Director
“Families come to CURE feeling hopeless. They are in darkness. Many times they have been treated badly at other hospitals because they have no money. They come through the doors, and suddenly there is hope. Many times they are in tears, not because of sadness, but because they realize that now they can experience physical […]
Healing body, mind, and soul
Jesus was a healer. I think we often see Christ as a spiritual healer, but we need to recognize that He healed physically as well. Christ came to heal holistically, not just one part of a broken creation, but all parts. He came to heal our relationship with God, our relationship with the world, and our relationships with each other.
Personally, I had the privilege to work very closely with Hassane, and to see with my own eyes the love he has for everyone and the goodness of his heart. I have witnessed his love of our patients, their parents, and of our personnel, and seen him demonstrate this love over and over again, either through providing prayer, counseling, advice, or just friendly conversation. I have also seen him give of himself in every way.
Are you thirsty?
The dry heat makes me so thirsty, I can drink more than 3 liters of water in a day. I need to keep drinking throughout the day and even sometimes at night. This is a simple illustration of our spiritual thirst. Throughout the day my soul thirsts, too. My soul longs for satisfaction and comfort. If I attempt to satisfy my spiritual thirst with anything other than the LORD, I will be disappointed.
Healing for patients and pastors alike
CURE Uganda’s Spiritual Director Miriam Ongom recently shared the following story: “We invited 34 pastors to a meeting called “Christianity Explored” so they could come and hear testimonies from two mothers whose children had been treated at CURE Uganda. Jesse’s mother (referred to as ‘Mama Jesse’) shared a very touching experience that moved many of the pastors to cry and repent.”
Healing changed me
Andrea Mills is a dental hygienist from North Carolina. She has traveled with CURE twice, including once as a team leader. Visiting CURE Uganda was transformational for Andrea. She describes her experience below. In 2013, my world was radically shaken. Through Uganda, Jesus changed my life. It was my first trip to Africa and my first […]
Working together to heal body, mind, and heart
As you may already know, CURE’s model of spiritual ministry relies heavily on our partnerships with local pastors and church planters in the countries we serve. Wherever possible throughout our network of hospitals and programs, our spiritual ministry teams build intentional relationships with local church leaders in order to ensure opportunities for pastoral follow-up outside of our hospital and clinical settings.
Spiritual centers of excellence
I’ve written before about our ministry to the mothers and parents of the children we treat at the CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda. It occurred to me this morning, as I watched our staff and about 20 of our parents dance, praise, and worship together, that the uniqueness and importance of the spiritual center of […]
CURE Haiti Update
Here is an update on CURE International’s relief efforts in Haiti. Over the last couple of weeks, CURE International has transitioned its work from the Haitian Community Hospital to the Hôpital Adventiste d’Haiti (HAH). Below is a map of the hospital’s location in Port-au-Prince. View Larger Map Like Haitian Community Hospital, CURE International has worked […]
Spiritual Ministry Update from Pastor Samuel Reyes
Here is a report from CURE Dominican Republic’s spiritual director, Pastor Samuel Reyes, regarding his initial time of ministry in Haiti. When Pastor Seguerre Bellevue and I arrived in Haiti, we were received with joy. I started by introducing myself to the staff at the hospital to get the proper permission to do the spiritual counseling […]
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