A house of healing sees borders expand in Greece.

By October 12, 2006

Greece (MNN)–For just over three decades, AMG International’s hospital in Thessaloniki, Greece has been bringing healing to the sick and poor.

But, in order to keep up with the latest technologies and increasing demand, an expansion and renovation project was begun at St. Luke’s Hospital.

AMG International’s Paul Jenks says the 20-million dollar expansion is on schedule for completion in the fall of 2007. “The construction team is nearing the completion of the first wing which is about a 40-thousand foot expansion. There’s a brand new kitchen, (and a) receiving area for doctors. There’s going to be a pediatrics wing, an area for new births.”

Jenks says their medical work is all about being the hands and feet of Christ. For the first time ever, in the last year, there were more than 1,700 patients in a single month, and that happened not once, but twice.

As the staff brings the hope of healing to their patients, they also bring the hope of Christ to them. It’s a powerful combination that works to overcome prejudice against believers. “Evangelical Christians are considered as heretics in the Greek Orthodox context. So, to have a hospital with a good reputation that gives good, loving care, really bolsters and encourages the whole evangelical community in Greece.”

The financial needs of the hospital as it undergoes this expansion are great. Please pray for strength and guidance for the director and that the Lord will provide the financial needs of St. Luke’s Hospital.

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