The Marvelous Works of God at Lahai Health

O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things.”  Isaiah 25:1

As 2010 comes to an end, we at Lahai Health want to share with you the marvelous things God has done this year through you, our faithful supporters and volunteers.

Patients’ lives have changed!  You may remember Carlos, a patient who received a new prosthetic leg after years of pain, because his old leg was worn out. Just a few weeks before Christmas, he came into the clinic with his daughter.  She excitedly shared that her daddy could play with her now!  Thanks to you, Carlos is able to more fully participate in life.  And there are so many more whose lives have changed.

And so many more marvelous works of God to share…

As we sought to follow God by expanding through a mobile medical clinic, He provided a beautiful 40 foot vehicle, ten years old with 17,000 miles, for only $25,000.  With retrofitting and needed maintenance, the total cost was $50,000.

God brought us Hillary, volunteer program manager, and Susan, nurse manager, to join our staff at just the right time as the amount of work to be done increased rapidly.

He brought together seven churches and forty volunteers in Snohomish to participate with us in providing free health care for those in need in that community.  Volunteers are trained, one pilot clinic has been held, and two more are scheduled.  Weekly mobile clinics are scheduled to begin in February 2011.

In Bellevue, God united Jubilee Reach, Hebron Community Health Clinic, Lahai Health, and local churches to provide free health care to low-income uninsured individuals and families in that area.  Pilots are scheduled and weekly operations will begin in February 2011.

In Shoreline, the Rainer Valley, the Snoqualmie Valley, and Bothell/Kirkland, churches are making plans and working together to bring the mobile clinic to their communities.

God provided resources!  He called individuals and families, churches, businesses, services organizations and foundations to provide all that is needed for this major expansion at Lahai Health:  expertise, funds, medical supplies and equipment, and volunteers.  You have given so generously of yourselves, and prayed so faithfully.

All these marvelous works of God are important because it means that in 2011, as we work together, we will bring hope and healing to patients like Carlos throughout Puget Sound.

With so much to be done, we’d love to hear your ideas on how to show the love of Christ to those we serve.