Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Eye Care

A big thank you goes to Lens Crafters at Westdale Mall for their free eye clinic on December 7. From 8:00 a.m. until noon they gave patients who cannot afford eye care free eye exams and glasses. There were 8 patients referred to this clinic by His Hands. One of the patients, who is also a volunteer, showed up to work her shift in the clinic sporting a new pair of glasses and a big smile. She had lost her glasses in the flood and had been making due with readers, but now has the trifocals she really needs. Next time you are at Westdale Mall stop in and give them a big thank you from His Hands Clinic!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Construction people wanted!

I just got off the phone with Gary Witter, a member of the His Hands board and the contractor for our renovation. He and I were talking about how to use volunteers and volunteer groups during the renovation. Apparently, there is a lot to do!

Concerning volunteer groups, Gary's immediately thought was the basement. The basement walls are made of concrete blocks, and they are old and leaky. The walls need to be scraped clean, coated with sealant, and then repainted so that it looks nice. It's a big basement, and there are many walls to work on! Gary thought that this would be a great project for clubs, youth groups, or Sunday School classes - no experience is necessary, and the work can be done at pretty much anytime. Plus, there is enough for lots of groups to share!

Gary also said that he needs experienced workers - general laborers, electricians, plumbers, etc. If you are interested and have a skill to share, he will be happy to contact you when your skills are needed.

Thank you all for your support! Call the Clinic if you want to help out, and we will get you in touch with Gary!



PS: Gary also said that he might be able to fix our backdoor lighting situation and get the street light working again! Thank goodness that we have knowledgeable people in our midst!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A New Chapter Ahead

A lot is going on at His Hands Free Medical Clinic this spring and I want inform you of some coming changes and ask you pray for the ministry.

We're Moving

First of all, the rumor that we are moving is true. Our board was informed that the new “Medical Mall” facility will affect our current location and we will need to move. The board is searching for another building. The timeline is unknown but we could move by the end of the year. Please pray for wisdom for the board as we look at alternative properties.

Staff Changes

Secondly, it is with sadness that I inform you that I will be leaving His Hands in September. My husband is going to graduate school at Ohio State University, so we will be relocating to Columbus this fall. It has been an amazing privilege to be a part of this ministry for the past 6 years! I’ve been tremendously blessed by how so many individuals and churches are working together to provide medical care to the poor. Please pray for the board as they look for a replacement.

We are taking resumes for the new Executive Director position. We are searching for a self-motivated person who can lead our organization in vision, discipleship, fundraising, and marketing. The ideal candidate would be ministry-minded, has experience in nonprofit management, and can agree with our organization’s mission and statement of faith. This position is three-quarters time. If you or someone you know is interested in applying for this position, please contact me by email at

These are all big things and I don’t necessarily understand the timing of it all but trust that God has a plan for this ministry. Thank you for praying for God’s leading and wisdom as we start a new chapter at His Hands.

Monday, March 8, 2010

His Hands Insider March 2010

Meet a Patient

JR is a full-time waiter and Kirkwood nursing student. He has had severe pain for months and after a few tests, it was determined that he needed to see a specialist. When we gave JR the news and enrolled him into Project Access which would help him see a specialist at no charge, he smiled and said, “I was preparing for the worse case scenario. I was afraid I was going to have to deal with tons of medical bills in order to get better.”

We see ourselves not only treating people’s medical needs but also helping them keep their jobs. If JR would have gone untreated, he would eventually be forced to quit his job and would have struggled to stay in school.

Prayer Requests

1) Please be praying for patient who needs healing. For the past 8 months, she has been feeling ill, to the point where she can hardly eat anything. She is a stay-at-home mom and so her condition makes it really hard to care for her children. Please pray for the specialist she is seeing to have wisdom to diagnose and treat her. Pray for God's healing touch to bring her relief.

2) Please pray for a grant proposal we are waiting to hear back on. Last month at our board retreat, we discussed the possibilities of hiring another staff person for a Care Management Program, to assist patients with long-term chronic diseases in getting the best possible treatment for their condition.

A week after the retreat, a grant request was issued and this program fit perfectly into it! We pray that our proposal would be funded so that we can start this valuable program, which will be a tremendous help in extending this ministry.

Volunteer Needs

Volunteer Positions needed include:

* Nurses
* Pharmacy Technicians
* Receptionist

Go to our website for a volunteer application.

Supply Needs

White cardstock
Recycling Bin
Small Garbage Can

Items can be dropped off Tuesdays between 5-7 pm or Thursdays between 3-7 pm. Or call 862-2636 to arrange another time.

"But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him."
-Luke 10:33