CENTRAL AFRICA MEDICAL MISSION
The Lutheran Mission Rural Health Centre is one of the evangelical tools that God through His children set up 60 years ago. The clinic still stands today with the same mission, which is to serve as the supportive branch to the gospel mission by communicating Christ’s love and by caring concern for the physical needs of our fellow man.
For me, there is nothing better than being privileged to serve, to be part of the mission and be able to celebrate the 60th Anniversary for the Central Medical Mission working in Zambia. CAMM Stateside Committee has been very supportive to the operation of the Clinic. It is also gratifying to see staff and volunteers willingly uphold the institution’s mission.
“Where is the light coming from?”. This was an interesting question that came from one of the community members after the area had no power for several days. “Does it mean that the clinic has a special cable that brings the power and gives you light?”. The man wondered what was bringing LIGHT when the whole area was in the DARK. The question sounds so innocent, and one is tempted to answer it as quickly as one can. The answer would be as easy as saying we are using a solar system at the clinic. But guess what? This is a reminder, that the light to shine throughout at all times, that light is Jesus Christ. “Again, Jesus spoke to them, saying “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life” (John 8: 12), and “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.” (Matthew 5:14)
The second part of our mission is “caring concern for the physical need of our fellow man”. This entails the promotion and preservation of good health, restoring health, and relieving suffering and distress, including unborn children, disadvantaged minorities, marginalized communities, and the elderly. This part is being played by the members of the staff dedicated to services at the clinic with support from CAMM and all the supporters who have given gifts in the form of material and financial help. Friends, the same question may be asked, do you have a special cable? Yes, our special cable is Jesus Christ inviting us to eternal life. While in this world, let the light be seen by others. Every help rendered to the patients by members of staff, and gifts of all forms are because of the light in your in life.
In conclusion, using solar power for light and energy reminds us that there is light, which is ever shining, ever giving light. And when the electricity company cannot supply power, with solar you can be assured of light especially in this part of the world where we have sunshine most of the day even when there is a cloud cover. God is powerful over every situation. May God strengthen your life in whatever situation you maybe passing through, remembering that life is in Jesus Christ, our permanent light even when life is difficult. Jesus Christ is the light that shines in the dark.
Thank you and may God bless you,
Clinic Administrator - Zambia
Christ Centered Healthcare Supporting the Gospel Ministry
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