Bridge for Peace RaphaEl Medical Missions
Bring healing to a hurting world by joining or supporting Bridge for Peace RaphaEl Medical Missions. Surgical and medical mission teams serve in Africa and South America providing free clinics and surgery in the local hospitals.
History of Bridge for Peace RaphaEl Medical Missions
Bridge for Peace RaphaEl Medical Missions was founded in 2007 by anesthesiologist Scott Silverberg, M.D. and Florence Rolston, M.D. an OB-GYN physician. The Doctors initially partnered with Rev. Lubuto Nsofu from Kitwe, Zambia to provide medical and surgical care to the indigent population in his home country.
Doctors treat but God heals!
The ministry name is a combination of two Hebrew words - Rapha (Healer) and Elohim (God). As doctors and nurses, we treat our patients and provide the best possible care with the wisdom God has given us in medicine. However, we know that it is God who brings about the final healing in each person.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases. Psalm 103:2-3
Our mission statement is "Bringing Healing to a Hurting World." We bring God's healing ministry to our patients and the community in which we serve. We are God's instruments to assist in the healing process.
More than just Medicine and Surgery
In the early years of the ministry, Dr. Silverberg was challenged by Matthew 4:23. This scripture states that Jesus went about teaching, preaching, and healing all kinds of sicknesses and diseases. His team specialized in medicine, dealing with disease and sickness, but what about teaching and preaching? Joining with B4P, the ministry evolved providing teaching and preaching as well.
The Ugandan leader of Bridge for Peace Africa, Mapose Selevest, traveled to Zambia with B4P RaphaEl Medical Mission team. He leads B4PRMM missionaries who now teach Foundations for Healing in the local church empowering people to minister with God's healing power. The B4PRMM team also ministers through counseling and prayer to the hospital patients and witnesses miracle after miracle.
Our vision is to bring health and healing to those in need through the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit combined with Godly wisdom in the field of medicine. Our teams include prayer ministers who counsel (teach), preach the gospel, and lay hands on the patients thereby releasing the supernatural healing power of God. (Mark 16:18) We want to treat the whole person, spirit, soul, and body, by providing not only physical care but also emotional and spiritual support. The Bible tells us that Jesus had come to destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8) and to gives us life to the fullest (John 10:10). Sickness and disease is a result of this fallen world and therefore a work of the devil. We want to be doing all we can, as led by the Holy Spirit, to be doing the work of Jesus Christ.
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