“Addressing the unmet spiritual and physical needs of the vulnerable in Kakolo- Kitwe.”
Faith Medical Centre seeks to address the unmet Spiritual needs…What are the Spiritual needs in Kakolo?
The Bible says what does it profit a man to gain the whole world but forfeit his soul? What does it benefit a man, woman or child to treat their malaria, pneumonia or diarrhea and not help them understand they each have a terminal illness of sin that has only one cure? At Faith Medical Centre we demonstrate the Good News of Jesus Christ with our compassion and competence. We are intentional to seek out opportunities to gracefully and lovingly share Truth with our patients.
What are the Physical Needs in Kakolo?
The deaths of many Zambian children who die before their 5th birthday could have possibly been prevented if they had adequate access to medical services to treat common illnesses of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea. Faith Medical Centre seeks to alleviate suffering and to aide in meeting the medical needs in Kakolo. Prior to Faith Medical Centre’s presence in Kakolo, the residents of this area had to potentially walk 10km to the next nearest health care facility, which unfortunately may not be adequately prepared to meet their needs.
Who are the Vulnerable in Kakolo?
The vulnerable are all around us. They are the Strong but unemployed day laborers who try to earn a living doing piece work to help their families survive. They are the elderly widow whose family is too scattered or too disengaged to help her maintain a home. They are the persevering grandmothers who serve as caregivers for orphans and other extended family. The vulnerable are neglected children whose parents lack the necessary life skills to provide protection and provision of the essentials for a healthy home. The vulnerable are, of course, the orphans whose parents have left them with nobody to guide them through difficult circumstances and nobody to guard over them in dangerous environments. At Faith Medical Centre we see each person as made in the image of God and having infinite worth. We strive to foster relationships that allow us to speak challenging truths into patients’ lives. With these hope-giving relationships, we can share the Truth of the Gospel and demonstrate the love of Christ in deeds and words.
Faith Children’s Village and Faith Medical Centre are joined together, committed to ministering to the needs of the vulnerable in Zambia.