As the world becomes more secular, the work of medical evangelism is proving to be an effective means of reaching this post-postmodern generation. Recently, over 500 Seventh-day Adventist health professionals and volunteers conducted a 3-day medical and dental clinic in San Francisco and Oakland, CA. Over 3000 residents of the Bay Area received FREE health care. Free meals, massage, and counseling were also provided. As noted by the organizers, “The convergence of skills, together with a passion for the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, made this event both successful and deeply meaningful to all who participated.”
The next event is scheduled to be in San Antonio, TX, April 6-8, 2015. Six thousand residents are expected to come and receive much-needed medical and dental care. To find out more and sign up, visit: www.Bigcitybenevolence.org
Selected Ellen G. White Quotes on Medical Missionary Work
Medical missionary work is the right hand of the gospel. It is necessary to the advancement of the cause of God. As through it men and women are led to see the importance of right habits of living, the saving power of the truth will be made known. Every city is to be entered by workers trained to do medical missionary work. As the right hand of the third angel’s message, God’s methods of treating disease will open doors for the entrance of present truth.—Testimonies for the Church 7:59.
During His ministry, Jesus devoted more time to healing the sick than to preaching. His miracles testified to the truth of His words, that He came not to destroy, but to save. Wherever He went, the tidings of His mercy preceded Him. Where He had passed, the objects of His compassion were rejoicing in health and making trial of their new-found powers. Crowds were collecting around them to hear from their lips the works that the Lord had wrought. His voice was the first sound that many had ever heard, His name the first word they had ever spoken, His face the first they had ever looked upon.—Ministry of Healing, 19