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 2018: “Hope in Distress”
To all respected Bishops, Pastors, CEOs of Institutions and all members of CMAI!
Dear Partners in the Lord’s Healing Ministry,
Greetings to you all in the name of Jesus Christ!
God has been gracious to give us another opportunity to celebrate the Healing Ministry Week and Sunday 2018. We hope the theme – “Hope in Distress” – will touch those who are going through tough times. May the Spirit of God work through you to reach people in distress in your ministry.
Please mark your calendar to plan for these dates: The Week will be celebrated from 11 to 18 February 2018. To thank God for the healing ministry, 14 February will set apart as a special day of prayer. The Healing Ministry Sunday is on 11 February. In case you miss that Sunday, celebrate on the following Sunday on 18 February.
It is important to know that as the Church, we can be a source of strength and hope to people in distress. As the parable of the lost sheep narrates, our Good Shepherd mandates us to join Him to search, find, and give a new hope to our distressed sheep. It is our prayer that the congregations will join hands to make our service known and to acknowledge God as the source of every healing.
Last year the Healing Ministry Sunday offerings were sent to us. I take this opportunity to thank each of you for this partnership.
CMAI is celebrating the Healing Ministry Week along with the National Council of Churches in India, Catholic Health Association of India and the Commission for Healthcare Apostolate of the Catholic Bishops Conference of India. The broader partnership has enabled many more congregations to celebrate the healing ministry week.
Our sincere thanks to Rev. Paul Pragasam, Dr. Nitin Joseph, Fr. George Varughese, Rev. Dr. T. Aruldhas, Rev. Dr. A. I. David and Rev Sharath David for their inspired thoughts for this Devotional Book.
Please let us know how we could be of help to you. We are keen to know how you celebrated the occasion. Your feedback will strengthen our partnership.
With all good wishes and prayers,
Dr Bimal Charles
Kindly click below links to download the Healing Ministry Materials:
Order of Worship 2018(English)