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Sharing the Gospel at Hospital Lumiere

Marie Jacques found herself in a difficult situation.

After falling in her yard, she did not seek medical attention soon enough. When she did, gangrene and other complications had set in and she found herself bedridden at Hospital Lumiere.

Treating Body and Soul

The mission of Hospital Lumiere is to provide excellent and effective medical care with compassion and Christian love. Thankfully Marie has made progress at the hospital and is now able to move about again with a walker. Marie’s spiritual needs are also being attended to during her stay at the hospital. Recently, she was the subject of a weekly focused prayer program. Each Wednesday, the local pastor, Etheard, presents a patient case for prayer and the staff collectively prays for that patient.

Selection of the weekly patient case for prayer depends on many factors like the seriousness of the medical condition, family situations and complications that may occur. If the patient is not a Christian, the prayer includes a request that their eyes can be opened to the good news of the gospel. If the patient is already a Christian, the prayer focuses on healing and encouragement.

Patients at Hospital Lumiere can be experiencing illness, accidents or even facing death. In those tender moments, hearts can be receptive to the message of hope found in the gospel. Counseling at the bedside includes conversation like “Have you ever heard about Jesus?”, “Do you know what Jesus did for you?” and the explanation of God’s love in sending his Son to die for our sins. Our hope and prayer for those patients is that they can hear the gospel message and believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Please join us in praying for them and for the work at Hospital Lumiere.

And (praying) for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, Ephesians 6:19