He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine.
With these words Jesus described what the Good Samaritan did for the man he found lying on the side of the road left for dead. Picture these scenarios; a woman lies in bed in a shack covered with cardboard and plastic sheeting, coughing and wheezing. She has no money for a doctor. In walks some American Christians with a physician who treats her and gives her medicine for free.
A man has a tooth that has been aching for weeks. Not only can he not afford a dentist, he cannot afford any kind of medicine to dull the pain. He is taken to the clinic that Caring Hearts set up and is treated for free. The pain is finally gone.
Another man needs glasses, a woman has struggled with back pain, a child has had a bronchial infection for weeks, and none of them have any money, medicine or even vitamins. But God has moved on the hearts of doctors, nurses, dentists, chiropractors, pastors and volunteers to travel thousands of miles to treat these people for free. Like the Good Samaritan they didn’t need a special reason or calling to get involved. They saw people in need and responded the way God responds to us; with love and compassion. On last month’s annual Caring Hearts Medical Mission’s trip, 6,182 people were treated in six days. That’s more than a thousand people a day. Even more wonderful than that 795 people accepted Jesus as their Savior receiving a healing for their souls that will last for all eternity.
Thank you, all of you who prayed, gave, went and worked on this trip. You were truly “A Neighbor” to these precious people in need.