The healing ministry of Jesus Christ is holistic in nature; its spiritual, physical, emotional and social healing. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is the source of every healing from the beginning till now. In India, the Healing Ministry formally began in 1905 by a group of missionaries called Medical Missionary Association of India (MMAI) and in 1926 it was renamed as Christian Medical Association of India.
Today CMAI has gone from strength to strength by contributing to the different health care needs of our country. CMAI members have done pioneering work in several areas like Leprosy, Tuberculosis, Malaria and HIV/AIDS. The goal of CMAI is to serve churches in India by assisting in its ministry of healing to build a just and a healthy society in response to the love and command of Christ.
Theme for Healing Ministry 2017: Partnering together in the Healing Ministry of the Church
Dear Partner’s in the Lords Healing Ministry,
Greetings to you all in the name Jesus Christ the name that stands for every healing we experience!
God has been gracious to give yet another year and an opportunity to celebrate the Healing Ministry week and Sunday 2017 with you all. In the envelope you will find a booklet containing bible study for six days of the week and an Order of Service for the Healing Ministry Sunday that is 12 of February, 2017. In the same envelope (except individual member of CMAI) you will also find the poster. Please display it prominently in the notice board so that people can see it, and become aware of the week to celebrate God’s healing for us.
The theme for the Healing Ministry Week 2017 is “Partnering together in the Healing Ministry of the Church”. This year’s theme is very central to our life, as it focuses on the church and our partnership in the healing ministry.
It is our prayer that this week creates some interest in our local congregations to set apart their time and join hands to make healing known to people of our country. Thus acknowledging God as the source of every healing and thank Him for the healing mercies. It is important to realise where we are and where we need to go as His representatives.
Healing Ministry Week will be celebrated from 12 – 19 February 2017. 15 February is a special day of prayer for CMAI to thank God for the healing ministry and to continue this ministry more effectively. 12 February will be the Healing Ministry Sunday. 19 February is an additional Sunday to celebrate if you missed 12 February Healing Ministry Sunday.
Last year many institutions, congregations, organisations and individuals earmarked the Healing Ministry Sunday offerings and sent to us. I take this opportunity to thank each of you for this partnership.
The Christian Medical Association of India is celebrating the Healing Ministry Week along with the National Council of Churches in India, Catholic Health Association of India and the commission for Health care Apostolate of the Catholic Bishops Conference of India. The broader partnership has enabled many more congregations to celebrate healing ministry.
We would like to place on record our appreciation for all those who were instrumental in writing these Bible studies and our grateful thanks to Rev Paul Pragasam, Dr. Nitin Joseph, Fr .George Varughese, Rev. Dr. T. Aruldhas.
We are keen to help, assist and know how you celebrated the Healing Ministry Week and Sunday in your congregations, institutions and health centres.
We would appreciate your suggestions for strengthening this partnership, so that we can continue to have meaningful celebrations in the future.
I close with all good wishes and prayers for meaningful celebrations.
Yours in Him,
Rev. Sharath C. David
Kindly click below links to download the Healing Ministry Materials:
Healing Ministry 2017 (poster)