Longtime medical missionaries, Doug and Cheryl Derbyshire work at the Bangkla Baptist Clinic in Thailand, using their gifts to minister to both the body and soul. Doug has found that medical care provides an inroad to sharing the Gospel. As a healthcare professional, taking care of physical needs and then moving on to address spiritual needs is almost an automatic transition. He says, “Medicine is a remarkable bridge for us.”
Throughout the year, the Derbyshires, hospital staff, and volunteers from the U.S. travel across Thailand to host medical clinics in areas where Thai church planters and IMB missionaries hope to start churches. In some of these areas, there are no Christians. Other areas have a few Christians, but church planters are hoping the mobile medical clinic will lead more people to Christ.
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PRAY for the Derbyshires and their ministry in Thailand, as well as that the mobile clinics they lead continue to provide inroads to the Gospel.
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