Extending Christ’s Love Through Medical Care
In many areas where we serve, AMG International is the sole provider of healthcare services.
Jesus commanded His followers to do two things — make disciples and heal the sick. AMG International does both through its medical care ministry as we strive to meet the physical and spiritual needs of those we serve. In many countries, unmet healthcare needs and malnutrition lead to chronic illness, low life expectancy and despair. People are often too overwhelmed by their physical circumstances to even begin to be receptive to addressing their spiritual needs. That is why AMG International places high importance on caring for people’s physical needs. We’ve discovered that showing the love of Christ through medical care quickly breaks down walls and open hearts. At AMG International healthcare facilities every medical need is addressed, regardless of the patient’s insurance status or ability to pay.
Hospitals, clinics and medical care have been a part of AMG International’s ministries for decades, as a bridge to addressing the deeper spiritual needs of the people we serve. We have the state-of-the-art, full-service St. Luke’s Hospital in Greece, which provides quality healthcare to more than 70,000 people annually. We also have a hospital and clinic in Guatemala and clinics in Haiti, Uganda, India and Romania, and a nursing school in Uganda. We see healthcare needs and take action in order to inspire hope, restore lives and transform communities. Our clinics, which are known for being Christian, oftentimes offer healthcare services at no cost — charging only for medicines and tests.
At each facility, the Gospel is woven into each person’s experience as Christian doctors and nurses pray with and for their patients before treating them. The Good News is highlighted in literature in the patient rooms and lobbies, in posters on the walls, and through daily devotionals on the public address system. In addition, AMG International leads multiple medical mission trips from the United States to Uganda, Guatemala and Haiti, where doctors perform surgeries and train field medical staff.
Hospitals & Clinics
- St. Luke’s Hospital, Thessaloniki
- Mobile Clinic
- Señorita Elena Hospital, Cubulco
- Ebenezer (dental clinic), Cubulco
- Bethesda Medical Center, Grand Bassin
- Mt. Zion Medical Center, Camp Coq
- Mobile Clinic
- Diaconia Medical Clinic, Brailla
- Hope Medical Center, Bugongi
- Bethany Medical Center, Bugongi
- Nursing School, Bugongi
Medical Care // May 2018 Newsletter
Like most people in the remote regions of Guatemala, Florencio knew that healthcare services in his community were basic at best. When he began having severe stomach pain, the doctors in his community were unable to help. The pain only worsened over time. A gastroenterologist told him he needed surgery to remove his gallbladder—a procedure unavailable in his community. Without quality medical care, Florencio would not be able to lead a normal life and support his family.
Florencio remembered that, years ago, his son had a successful operation at AMG International’s Señorita Elena Hospital, which serves communities in Guatemala where few other healthcare options are available. Teams of surgeons from the United States and other countries visit frequently to provide compassionate, high-quality, yet affordable, medical services to people who otherwise may not have access to it. Without hesitation, Florencio made the five-hour trip to seek help. On the day of the surgery, the medical team prayed with Florencio before the procedure began.
Florencio is now fully recovered from the successful surgery and is eager to return to work and get back into running. He expresses his appreciation for the kindness of the doctors and nurses who cared for him that day. Florencio thanks God and AMG International for making medical treatments available to remote areas of Guatemala, and encourages AMG International and its supporters to “keep going because the need is great in our hometowns.”