International Christian Hospice Newsletter December 2017
Christmas greetings from ICH to you and your family! We are reminded during this season of the most precious gift of all…Jesus! Because of Jesus ICH can bring the message of hope for the dying and comfort in Christ to all! II Cor. 1,3-4
We thank God for all who have been our faithful friends and prayer partners throughout 2017! Please enjoy the following highlights of ICH ministry this year!
Travel to Guatemala
God blessed with a great time of ministry in Guatemala! The highlight of our trip was to travel to Hospital Santa Fe and spend time with Dr. Sergio and Veronica. ICH has partnered with them for several years and seen God work in amazing ways through their faithful service to the Mayan Indigenous. We had the opportunity to assist in post op clinic, counseling and prayer with some of the patients. Because these people live in remote locations and poor financial situations Hospital Santa Fe provides the only accessible medical care. Dr. Sergio and his family have lived among them, gaining their trust. God has opened a new opportunity for them to reach even more. They took us to the new clinic site which is under construction in San Antonio. San Antonio is a small market town and “cross road” for the Indigenous. Dr. Sergio and Veronica are eager to open the doors of medical ministry as well as reaching more with Bibles and the message of the Gospel.
Travel to Honduras
Spending time with Pastor Francisco Ilias, his family and church in Choloma. God has blessed them with 15 years of ministry and we had the opportunity to participate in their anniversary celebration.
Spending time Cacao, a small village on the northeast coast. Pastor Jeronimo and his wife are serving in a new church plant, involved in ministry feeding poor children in the community, providing Bible classes for all ages, assisting in developing a small shoe factory to provide income for the poor. We provided ICH training in the past in this community and are planning other future ministry.
Spending time with our friend Marvin who is the Director of The Eye clinic in El Progreso. Opportunity to make further referrals for people who need vision care provided by medical teams from the US.
New Territory opens for ICH in Cuba
ICH training in 3 locations. Home ministry and 3 salvations. Working with small home churches which are allowed by the government. Assisting Rob White Ministry team sharing the Gospel and Bible distribution in Havana.
New Territory opens for ICH in Oaxaca, Mexico
We are seeing one of our dreams for ICH fulfilled. God is answering one of our prayers for national believers to take ICH into their own culture. Pastor Francisco was invited to travel to Mexico to provide encouragement and outreach among believers there. He had the opportunity to present workshops on Hospice Volunteer training at 3 different churches. The groups were small but they were eager to learn and to begin their own Volunteer Hospice Ministry in Oaxaca. Pastor Francisco has worked with us in ICH for 13 years throughout Central America and has dedicated his life to ministry and to ICH. He has many personal stories of people who were dying and grieving in his community and how God has changes lives through the ICH message of hope and comfort in Christ.
· Praise for those who trusted Christ this year through ICH
· Praise for new ICH work in Cuba and Mexico this year
· Praise for God reaching into the lives of those who are hurting through ICH
· Prayer for new believers and those who received Bibles
· Prayer for newly trained Christian Hospice workers
· Prayer for ongoing ICH partnerships and open doors in ministry around the world
· Prayer for financial support to ICH to continue ministry
Thank you each one for the ongoing support of your friendship and prayers for ICH!
We pray that you and your family will have a very blessed Christmas and joy and peace in the coming New Year of 2018!
Serving Him Together,
Ron and Susan Naish
Directors and Founders of International Christian Hospice
170 Bethview Dr.
Irmo, S.C. 29063