Medical mission is an opportunity for the body of Christ to show grace and love to people in need, so that God is glorified and people have the chance to hear the Gospel. Vision for China’s projects, like Well of Love and Warriors House, give children with special needs fulfilment and hope. These children, whom God has made and delights in, might otherwise face rejection and neglect, but instead are being given the opportunity to praise and glorify God in this life, as well as into eternity. Similar work is being carried out by the Special Children’s Trust in Uganda, whose initiatives help children with disabilities reach their full potential.
God is glorified when the body of Christ is not divided – for we are all one in Christ- and the Aurora Christian Association’s work in Romania is breaking down hostility between gypsies and other residents of Vulcan, by offering the chance for children from different communities to learn together, as well as through the health care they offer to those who would not otherwise be able to afford it.
When disaster strikes, such as the flooding in Malawi, this is a further opportunity for the body of Christ to show grace to those in need, and so glorify God. Here, as Janet Stafford reports, God’s people have been able to provide food, blankets and clothes to the thousands living in camps for flood victims, as well as to provide Bible teaching and fellowship to those marginalised due to blindness or albinism. Our God comforts his people, and we praise him that this practical provision is one way that he does so.