Not only does Shanti Bhavan Medical Center serve as an outpatient clinic and hospital for the 6,000 villages surrounding it; Shanti Bhavan Medical Center (SMC) also serves as a medical education center. The staff at SMC trains classes of village men and women in basic healthcare so that they might return to their native villages as trained ‘medical practitioners’ to conduct nutritional and sanitation training as well as provide the first level of preventative healthcare, emergency care and triage those people who need additional medical care to Shanti Bhavan Medical Center. While giving medical care to native villagers, these “Helpers to the Helpless” will also share the story of Jesus Christ and introduce the gospel and open the doors to spiritual healing.
The first class of 15 women trained as “Helpers to the Helpless”.
Our first class of “Helpers to the Helpless” graduated in December 2013 and are now practicing in their villages. Read about their story here. The second class of “Helpers” graduated in June 2013, and third class graduated in December 2014. We are currently raising funds to provide the necessary training materials, room and board for the 4th class. Each class graduates approximately 13-18 “Helpers”.
Want to know how they are doing in the field? Check out some of their stories here.
I finished my H2H training and went back to my village to serve my people. So far I have helped more than 50 patients. I see people who suffering from sickness like malaria, conjunctivitis, cold & cough, diarrhea, anemia, weakness, toothache, back pain, cut injuries, gastritis. They would come to me for treatment and by the LORD’s grace I was able to help them by giving medicine and prayer.
After finishing the training “Help to the Helpless” program I went back to my community and started working. During the training I learned Anatomy, Physiology, Communicable diseases and more. I have been able to help more than 185 sick people in treatment and prayer. In my community I come across the people suffering with sicknesses like malaria, diarrhea, dysentery, itchy skin, abscesses, red eye and pain. After evaluating the sick one, I give proper medicine and care. I also pray with them and share the gospel. Many people have accepted our Christ during this time. This is what makes it all worthwhile.