As a community church we continue to be a rehabilitation centre to the broken hearted, the sick, the hopeless, and many in difficult situations. We have established ministries which address many situations, into which the life saving Gospel of our Lord Jesus is being communicated.
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited in,I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me,I was in prison and you came to visit me.’’ (Matt 25:35)
We have a passion to reach out to families, to encourage them with the word of God, praying together and inspiring them to trust in the Lord. During family visits we have met many people in difficult and desperate situations; as a ministry we try to offer support as needed and where we are able. The word of God is being preached as we move around visiting families and we have confidence in saying that many souls have been blessed, to which we as a church can offer many testimonies.
The Bible reminds us to ‘remember our brothers and sisters in prison’ (Hebrews 13:3). We know that prison is in part a rehabilitation centre, however, forcibly separating someone from his or her family can be somehow difficult for all involved. There are both physical and mental health risks, which can lead to loss of lives. As a church it is our responsibility to do what we can to restore hope to our brothers and sisters in prison. We remind them that the love of God has no limits, no walls can keep Him out, and that even in prison God loves us all equally. Many prisoners have given their lives to Christ through this ministry and many have turned to be wonderful people and upright members of society upon their release.
“Is anyone of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he sinned, he will be forgiven.” (James 5:14-15)
When our Lord Jesus was ending His ministry on this earth, He commanded the disciples to go into all the world to preach the Good News to all creation (Mark 16:15). In His command for the disciples to preach the good news Jesus also had a plan for the sick to be healed (Mark 16:18). As ministers of the Most High we have to take that hope to those sick in hospital, to encourage them to believe and trust in the word of God for their healing. We support them both spiritually and materially as God enables us.