Why We Do This Work
“We believe that we are called to this work of promoting Abundant Health as part of our calling to follow Jesus, the Good Shepherd, who came so that we “may have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10). Jesus’ mission on earth was inaugurated by healing (Matthew 4:23-24), and his healing ministries were a central sign that Jesus was the promised Messiah (Luke 7:20-22). Therefore, we understand that continuing Jesus’ ministry of healing is an important part of what it means to be disciples of Jesus Christ.
“Just as a good shepherd must have the smell of the sheep, so we are called to identify with and engage in mutual partnership with children and communities facing health challenges. Just as Jesus the Good Shepherd knows his sheep, so we too must get to know those with whom we are in partnership so that we may promote life-saving interventions appropriate for our communities, locally and globally. Just as Jesus lays down his life for his sheep, so we are called to sacrificially care for children, who are the most vulnerable among us. We believe that God, who is already at work healing, renewing, and redeeming creation, not only calls us to follow the path of Jesus in this way but will empower us with God’s Spirit as we step forth in mission to seek abundant health for all!”