Ministry of the Clinic
// Rachel DeTellis
We are blessed to have nurses who love the Lord working at our medical clinic. Each day is an opportunity for them to not only meet people’s physical needs, but also their spiritual needs.
The physical needs are met through consultations, lab tests, vaccines, medication and education. The spiritual needs are met through the morning devotion, prayer and song, as well as personal ministry that happens naturally as the patient talks with the nurse regarding their health problems. Marie Chantale Philipe, the clinic director, says they frequently have patients accept Jesus as their Savior at the clinic.
Recently, a man showed up at the clinic right before it closed for the day. His hand was very swollen and he had a fever. He reported losing weight and feeling sick for a long time. He went to one Voodoo priest after another seeking help. He allowed the last one he saw to inject something into his forearm. That is what brought him to the clinic. The nurses not only treated him for his condition but shared the Gospel and their testimonies with him. He was convinced of the truth and prayed to receive Christ. He left there not only with medicine to help him recover, but also with a changed heart. ~Rachel DeTellis