Medical missions enhance Cambodia ministry
Jesus’ model of healing and teaching works as powerfully today as it did 2000 years ago. In May and June 2012, BMM Medical Director Joy Anglea led her fifth medical mission trip to Koh Kong, Cambodia. The volunteer team of doctors and nurses treated patients in three outlying villages as a help to Hubert and Dr. Mary Broeckert’s ministry. Cambodian believers joined the team as translators and preachers at each clinic location.
Repeat visits establish credibility among Cambodians because they see that the Christians’ gospel is backed by genuine concern for them. Cambodia’s Buddhist culture hinders people from seemingly rejecting their families’ heritage by turning to Christianity. However, through the team’s influence, the Broeckerts have led some to Christ, such as Lahkena. This year, one woman accepted the Lord. The Broeckerts leave behind plenty of Bibles and tracts in remote villages. These offer a continuing witness in hard-to-reach areas.
Photo: Eager to receive medical care, people waited in the rain to see the team.