Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Physical Needs to Spiritual Health
An excerpt from Physical Needs to Spiritual Health
By David Hawk, El Salvador
World Gospel Mission entered El Salvador in 2006 as the partner of the yet-to-be-built David V. King Surgical Center. When David King heard stories like Alicia’s, he became burdened for the people of El Salvador. Medical teams regularly travel to Jucuapa to serve but have limited facilities in which to work. David decided to do something about it and earmarked funds for the purchase of land and the construction of a surgical facility.
David has passed away, but his legacy lives on through a family foundation led by his son Bradley. As you read this article, the facility is nearly completed and doctors are seeing patients for general care and referral for surgery. The medical center has two operating rooms, two procedure rooms, a full lab, a pharmacy, dental facilities, and a general medicine area. All this serves to help people of all walks of life get the help they need to be healthy, productive members of society.
On many occasions, Jesus met people’s physical needs in order to impact them spiritually. Through the David V. King Surgical Center, WGM missionaries and volunteer health workers will do the same. We want to be God’s hands working in El Salvador.
ACT: Do you have medical skills that could be used in El Salvador? Contact Troy Simpson at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell him that this is where you would like to use your talents.