Millions of people live in India’s slums: Thousands are living a day to day hand to mouth existence. Their homes are match box type shelters made from discarded materials. From dawn to dusk men and women toil a menial jobs to earn their daily bread but even so their earnings are not sufficient to meet all their needs. Health care is practically non-existent since it is at the bottom of their priorities. As their children begin working at a young age to help meet family needs they rarely have a chance for a good education.
Our HMU missionaries and volunteer consider every opportunity to share or show the love of God in practical ways among these needy communities as precious. Occasionally HMU conducts medical camps in these slums and leprosy colonies. These free medical clinics provide a basic yearly physical along with dispensing medications when needed. For most of these people this will be the only time they see a doctor until another free clinic is offered the next year. Sponsoring and participating in medical camps is one way churches from North America can partner with HMU.
HMU is excited to invite and welcome teams on short term mission trips to help finance and run medical camps. Many teams have come and provided these camps in different slum areas around the outskirts of the metropolitan city of Delhi during the months of February or March. The Lord is helping lead these people to freedom from poverty and oppression. Together with our native missionaries and the provision of technical support from professionals in North America these camps are making an opening into the community to reach the lost for Christ. The cost of a tent, medical technicians, a local doctor, and medications for one camp is between $500 and $750.