In India alone, those living in slums and remote villages (70% of the population) lack proper access to health services. Almost half a million people die in India every month, primarily due to disease and lack of proper medication/education in basic hygiene.
The need is overwhelming, but the solution is simple. Through the local church, with the help of local doctors and volunteer health care workers, ServeNow staff conducts medical camps providing free treatment, medicine and education regarding hygiene and proper nutrition.
They are also prayed for, if so desired, and told of the “Great Physician.” Our medical camps are one of the few places that Christians, Hindus, Muslims and others will stand in the same line together. For many, it is the first time they have ever set foot in a church. Some of the people who visit the ServeNow clinics have never even seen a doctor, and they just come by to “see” what a doctor looks like!
“Conducting medical camps in remote villages where no one else goes, and where people walk for miles in the scorching heat just to reach a basic healthcare unit, is wonderful. After one of ServeNow’s medical camps, in one of my churches, 13 people started coming to church and accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior!”
“I have been unwell and suffering for several weeks. I was so scared to tell about my sickness at home because the treatment would cost money, and my family doesn’t have much. When I heard about this medical camp, I was thinking that it is God sent. I have received medicines for my illness, free of charge! Please conduct a camp like this again. And thank you for praying for me; I feel so much peace”Durga, India
“I was falsely accused and imprisoned by an extremist group, but my prayers were answered, and I was released from jail. I had a vision to break the bondage of hatred through a medical camp in our area. While we were conducting a ServeNow camp, the same people who had imprisoned me showed up. They were surprised when we provided free health checkups for them too. As a result of our ministry to them, they left calmly, without creating any problems. In fact, we later learned that their leader gave a statement to the local news media that ServeNow was doing good deeds and helping suffering people who have no access to a hospital!”Pastor in India