Calling All Angels
In our last newsletter I described our calling to heal the sick in the name of God (Luke 10:9), and pointed out healing was Jesus’ most often performed miracle. Here at the Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett we seek to honor Jesus by doing what He did – we labor to heal the sick that enter through our doors. In that same newsletter I mentioned our growth has outpaced our facility and parking lot. In August alone we provided 901 appointments; we may well exceed our projection of 9000 patient visits in 2013. We are straining to provide services to 45-50 people a day in our current space.
Earlier this summer, the Center began offering evening hours two Thursdays a month in the hope those extended hours would take some pressure off our schedule during the day. Little did we know we would actually serve an entirely new set of patients. Now open every Thursday until 8:00PM, we are not seeing our usual customers, but rather those who have been unable to come to the Center during daytime working hours. In an effort to decrease our congestion we only increased our activities, but we praise God for He has planted us in a ministry with so much opportunity to reach His people.
Once again I think of Luke 10:9. For the Christian, healing is a God given mandate. We believe in Him, therefore we must strive to meet the need, even if that need is insatiable. We simply cannot say we are now doing enough. That is why in October we will begin opening the first and third Saturday of the month to continue to serve His people, to heal in His name. And we need your help to accomplish that good work.
This is my first call for angels: we need licensed medical professionals to help staff the Center from 8:00-Noon on October 5th and 19th, as well as English-Spanish interpreters and back office volunteers. Please contact me for details at email@example.com. Medical malpractice insurance coverage is provided to all volunteers.
And this is my second call for angels: we need angel investors to help us realize our goal of relocating the Center to a larger facility to accommodate our growth and the addition of a charity dental clinic. A challenge in raising money is finding those early investors, those angels, who give in faith your plan is viable and will materialize. Angel investors create momentum and inspire other donors to give. To date we have raised just over $26,000; we have $2,974,000 to go to reach our goal. Most of that money will come on the back end, but only if other money comes on the front end. Will you be among our angel investors? No gift is too small. Be an angel; please give today.