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A few years ago when Glean Ministries began to operate in Africa, as part of the their endeavor to reach the people the idea of medical mission was hatched, initially the process involved hiring local medical doctors, pharmacists and nurses to treat and care for the sick in the rural villages, we also brought in medical personnel from the USA and Europe. Through this outreach a lot of doors were opened which led to the birth of some churches. Rural medical mission is not always an easy undertaking, vehicles were breaking down, equipment were breaking and getting short circuited from generator problems along with these problems the risk of accidents just began to climb, this was where the idea of a mobile clinic came, although at that time we did not know how that will come about. On a visit back home to the USA, travelling with the family through Wisconsin, we saw a lot of abandoned school buses, right there we began to dream of what we could do if we had access to such buses, little did we know that someone was listening to our audible dreaming a few weeks later when got to Cleveland, a church in Wisconsin had a full size school bus delivered to us. That became the journey that turned into THE Raphael.
THE “RAPHAEL” is a school bus that we outfitted into a mobile Clinic, the design makes it a multipurpose medical facility, that can be rearranged too fit the specific medical needs, and as we grow we plan to continue to upgrade to meet the necessary medical needs of the rural areas, as of the present the following medical activities can be met on the “RAPHAEL”
The Raphael is available as an ecumenical tool to assist the church of Christ in enlarging the work of the kingdom.
We do not discriminate our services, not in any format whatsoever, gender, race or even religious affiliation. Our main focus is to bring the love of Jesus Christ to the dying world peradventure they will hear his voice and be saved.
Availability to other churches.
Church that have vision for church plant and also have the desire to minister to the health of their target community, can apply to glean ministries, after necessary conditions have been met the glean medical team will then show up to assist.
For few permanent staff that we have, the rest of our medical personnel are on voluntary basis, so we are constantly recruiting personnel that are willing to serve with us.