2013 Mercy Medical Center, Cambodia

March, 2014

 

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your gift to Mercy Medical Center through the 2013 Xenos Humanitarian Aid & Development Fund! 

The year 2013 was one of advancement - God using people to advance His kingdom. Through people, and by God’s grace and mercy, MMC ministry has advanced in capacity, competence, and impact.

 

Capacity

A year ago, we were still putting the finishing touches on the operating room and starting the construction of the Luka Learning and Living Center. Both are finally finished, allowing for even more interactive ministry between staff, patients, and partners. In October, we held our first medical conference in the new conference room of the Luka Center.

Staffing increased from 42 to 51 national Cambodian workers and trainees, advancing ministry capacity more than a building ever could. 

The result has been expansion into outlying communities through our spiritual impact team and community health outreaches.

 
 
 
Competence

As learners who strive for excellence (Colossians 3:23), we have been able to advance in our competence through:

  • An evaluation by a mission hospital consultant to guide us into the future.
  • An expert in hospital administration who worked with our administrative staff to further develop solid systems and processes.
  • Visiting medical teams that provided further education of our doctors, nurses, pharmacists, lab technicians, physiotherapist, and other healthcare personnel.
  • Ongoing training at MMC through primary care physician residency program and nurse training programs.
  • Ongoing instruction through “training for trainers” of lay leaders in our house church movement.

Impact

This increase in capacity and competence has led to advancement in impact:

  • More people are being cared for at MMC as outpatients, as inpatients, and as surgical patients.
  • More house churches are being planted through MMC and our referring partners.
  • More people are hearing about the good news of Jesus Christ. 

  • More people are professing faith.

Thank you for walking with us through 2013 and we look forward to advancing even more in 2014! As Paul exhorted the Thessalonians to “excel even more in pleasing the Lord,” this is our prayer.

 

Tim Benadum, MD