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“Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life.’ ” —John 6:35

Sunday, May 17

The Lord’s Day

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Minute for Mission: Medical Benevolence Foundation

 

Kamonji and her son are alive today thanks to Moma Hospital. Courtesy of Jack Benjamin

 

Kamonji and her son are alive today thanks to Moma Hospital.

 

Courtesy of Jack Benjamin

 

The faithful witness and perseverance of Presbyterian mission hospitals is inspiring and humbling. Moma Hospital is one shining example.

As a ministry of the Presbyterian Community of Congo, Moma is a place of peace for the poor, where compassionate care for the sick is coupled with conversations and prayers about the good news of God’s love.

Built in the 1950s and located in a remote region of West Kasai Province, the hospital operates with meager resources and aging buildings and equipment. Yet people in need throughout the region look to Moma Hospital for lifesaving care. The hospital maintains the highest level of cleanliness possible and works relentlessly to do the best with what it has.

To support Moma Hospital in its ministry, the Medical Benevolence Foundation (MBF) provided a new generator, beds and mattresses, operating-room equipment, and additional medicines and supplies. Kamonji Muangala is one of the many patients who have been blessed by these improvements. Her pregnancy was monitored at Moma Hospital, but she needed an emergency C-section. After her delivery, Kamonji rested with her thriving baby boy on a new mattress and bed in a renovated maternity ward. Both are alive today because of Moma Hospital and the dedicated staff.

MBF partners with mission hospitals so that they can continue to provide quality health care to people with acute needs but few resources. Through this model, existing ministries can have a long-term positive impact on their communities. We are grateful for the opportunity to partner in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ through healing ministries.

To God be the glory, great things he has done!

E. Andrew Mayo, executive director, Medical Benevolence Foundation

Let us pray

Loving God, thank you for MBF’s work with mission hospitals that serve the most vulnerable members of society. Open doors and lead MBF into doing even greater work in your name this year. Amen.

Sunday Lectionary and Hymns

Acts 1:15–17, 21–26
“Somebody’s Knocking
at Your Door”
GTG 728, PH 382

Ps. 1
“How Happy Are the Saints of God”
GTG 457

1 John 5:9–13
“I Greet Thee, Who My Sure
Redeemer Art”
GTG 624, HB 144, PH 457

John 17:6–19
“To God Be the Glory”
GTG 634, PH 485

Daily Lectionary

Morning Psalms 93; 150
First Reading Ezekiel 3:16-27
Second Reading Ephesians 2:1-10
Gospel Reading Matthew 10:24-33, 40-42
Evening Psalms 136; 117

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