Proclaiming Christ in word and deed
The first word in the MMC Mission is Proclaim: Proclaim Christ in word and deed. Why is the message of Christ so vital to our work? Because, without it, we believe that lasting change is not possible. Development work needs to be transformational. This is why the staff of MMC actively share the gospel message with our patients and their families everyday. And this is why all of our patients are sent by our referring partners: like-minded national churches and Christian organisations who have agreed to follow-up spiritually as well as physically with their patients.
One of our strategies at Mercy Medical Center is to partner with other organizations and workers throughout Cambodia to provide or enhance community health outreach. Many rural Cambodians live in remote areas where access to hospital care is very limited.
The national outreach staff of MMC visit villages, providing the opportunity to help the poorest of the poor access care, teach about community health issues, give remote peoples access to interventions like iodized salt, and train staff in providing contextualized health care. At MMC we have a team of national holistic care workers who are trained to teach basic health prevention and care; for physical, spiritual, and emotional well being. All of our staff has the opportunity to be on a rotation and travel with this team. They are especially attentive to the areas where there is no Cambodian church or other referring partner nearby.