Close your eyes and think back to the last time you suffered with a painful dental or medical malady. Now, imagine if there were no hope for relief and you are left with the anxiety of facing the days ahead with no answer to your problems and no remedy for your pain. Many individuals in the world cannot just book an emergency appointment when something goes wrong with their health, and sometimes there are emergency situations so catastrophic that the event extends beyond the abilities of local medical organizations to support. This is where mercy comes in—mercy in the form of dental and medical attention for those who would otherwise be unable to access the help they need, when they need it. There are heroes among us who have stepped forward to be the extension of God’s hands and feet—Christian-backed medical organizations filled with people who are prepared to serve when they are most desperately needed. Here are some of the Top Christian-Backed Medical Organizations in existence today.
Top Christian-Backed Medical Organizations
1. Hospitals of Hope
The motto “Showing Christ’s love by healing bodies and souls” is demonstrated in every opportunity they are given to serve. From self-contained medical units ready to ship in a moments notice, to hospitals and relief buildings scattered throughout third world countries, Hospitals of Hope provides mercy and hope to the hopeless.
2. World Medical Mission – Samaritan’s Purse
The founder of Samaritan’s Purse, Bob Pierce, wrote in his Bible, “Let my heart be broken with the things that break the heart of God”. Now under the leadership of Franklin Graham, the organization has grown beyond what was imagined, as it gravitates to the epicenter of earthquakes, hurricanes, famine and war to share the love of Christ and demonstrate his mercy in very practical ways.
3. Global Health Relief – Christian Medical & Dental Associations
Established: 1931 (as an association)
This ministry of an existing association of Christian medical and dental professionals combined with its partnership with the Salvation Army creates a logistically sound and powerfully effective and efficient organization for responding to crisis situations.
4. AMG International
The AMG stands for Advancing the Ministries of the Gospel, which just about sums up who AMG International is and what they do. AMG is a missionary agency working in over 390 countries providing both physical and spiritual relief to countless thousands in need. “We endeavor to meet people at their point of need whether it be hunger, sickness, or hopelessness, and show them Jesus as the only answer to the problems of this life and the only hope for eternal life.”
5. Operation Blessing
Operation Blessing not only provides physical relief but also focuses efforts to equip the people they serve with sustainable solutions: Hygiene education, life skills training, community gardens, and other similar efforts. OB personnel are serving in 37 countries, providing disaster relief, medical care, hunger relief, orphan care, and community development programs.
6. Project Hope
Project Hope is truly ambitious about contributing medical solutions and relief to those in need. Providing a variety of humanitarian assistance programs, the organization ships $200 million every year in necessary commodities supporting their efforts.
Medair facilitates the means for medical professionals, humanitarians and those willing to learn, to exercise skills in serving those in need. Each volunteer with Medair serves to “help save and sustain the lives of people who truly need assistance, while also learning new skills in a complex humanitarian environment.”
8. Christian Mission Aid
CMA’s vision is summarized in Galatians 6:10: “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” Their approach is simple: to help others help themselves so as to quickly propagate the progress of their efforts to others in need.
9. Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation
Services of the Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation include camp scholarships, toy drives, self-image and emotional care, research funding, emergency financial assistance, and toxin research and awareness program. The assistance they provide to children and their families affects thousands each year.
“Healing the sick and proclaiming the kingdom of God” encapsulates why Cure exists—to treat people medically who would otherwise have little hope for a future and present the Gospel of Christ. Since its inception, this organization has served in over 2.7 million outpatient visits, provided over 191,000 surgeries, and trained over 7,200 medical professionals.
These are but a handful of organizations given to the service of administering hope through both medical and spiritual support. Jesus says of those who serve, “When you have done it to the least of these, you have done it unto me.” Matthew Poole in his commentary explained it best: “…the products of unfeigned faith and love, qualify us by the covenant of grace to receive it.” Obtain mercy by giving mercy. Get to know these top Christian-backed medical organizations and pray about your part in serving to even the “least of these”.