Spiritual Health Development
LAMB as a faith-based organization works toward a vision encapsulated in our logo: ‘That all may have abundant life’ which is familiar as a New Testament quotation of Jesus. Jesus identifies himself as the ‘Good Shepherd’ caring for his sheep—which acknowledges how LAMB depends on Jesus.
The mission of LAMB is also centered on ‘Serving God through serving the poor’. Our work is fundamentally to God’s glory as we work through a group of mixed nationalities and professions to provide an integrated organization which works to reduce barriers to health.
There are approximately 20-30 overseas missionaries from various countries serving at LAMB. Several of the organizations are described in the list of LAMB supporters. All the foreigners serving long term come through mission agencies, with support from home countries.
Christian staff (about 25% of total employees) and members of the local church are given opportunities for Bible study, training courses related to lay church leadership (Timothy Leadership Training), and courses based on increasing awareness of God’s work for all nations (Kairos). The values of the organization are intended to support a Biblical ethic where beliefs and actions are consistent.
NonChristian staff (about 30% Hindu, 55% Muslim) are encouraged to explore these Biblical values as they are consistent with their own religious teaching.
Departmental spiritual development plans are overseen by a group shepherding prioritization of this important element of wholistic health, both within LAMB staff as well as through LAMB work. There is a dedicated staff of 6 hospital chaplains who are available to pray with individual patients and families as well as answer questions which arise in the midst of difficult health situations (illnesses, pregnancy complications, newborns after difficult births).
Three community chaplains also participate in community meetings to bring awareness of God’s teaching about health and wholeness. They have occasionally been involved as mediators in situations of conflict. They also bring messages of hope and inclusion to neglected, stigmatized groups such as mothers of disabled children.
- Overview of Programs
- Improved Health Outcomes
- -Women and Children’s Health
- -Disability Support
- -TB Program
- -Non-Communicable Disease
- Government Service Strengthening
- Community Leadership Development
- Community Mobilization
- Spiritual Health Development
- Clinical Services
- -Clinical Maternity
- -Clinical Surgery
- -Clinical Medicine, Pediatrics
- -Vision Centre
- School Education