Wanless Hospital, Miraj Medical Center (WHMMC) is a century old missionary, charitable hospital situated in Miraj India, providing secondary and tertiary health care well as running an effective extended Community Health Care Miraj Medical Centre’s aims and objectives include provision of medical services on a charitable basis in the name and spirit of Jesus Christ.
Established in July 1894, it has grown into an institution consisting of a 500-bed tertiary care hospital, a College of Nursing and schools for various paramedical programs. This tertiary care center serves a 250 km radius and population of nearly 20 million. Wanless Hospital, Miraj Medical Center is committed to providing the best possible medical services to one and all, regardless of race, caste, creed or ability to pay.
John and Dianne in the Near East
This mission co-worker team has served in a sensitive country for over 20 years. In the early 1990’s he helped start the country’s first emergency medicine residency training program (for physicians) and the first paramedic training program. As a highly respected physician and part-time director of emergency medicine at a local hospital, he lectures monthly on ‘updates in emergency medicine’, assists colleagues with research projects, helps provincial Ministry of Health officials, and cares for others in ministry when they have medical needs.
Dianne has her doctorate in sports sciences. She loves encouraging new friends, previously homebound due to their physical or intellectual disabilities, to participate in sports and community activities at recreational and elite levels. She is a certified assessor and coach, enabling her to guide players and their families to activities best suited to their needs. By training and working with others, opportunities have increased for players from around the world to join tournaments and have their lives changed.
Both are actively involved in the local church – hosting youth group gatherings, leading a Bible study after the Sunday service for curious visitors with questions, holding evening prayer services at an Anglican sanctuary built during the Ottoman Empire, and available to help out wherever needed. They are quick to credit God with the impact of their ministry. “God is so faithful – by His grace we are able to continue serving here.”
Les and Cindy Morgan, South Asia
The Morgans help churches plan and implement congregation-based ministries of healing as well as broader community health programs integrated with other social development activities. They also advise mission hospitals on patient care and support the work of church-related nursing schools. They have a special interest in helping churches deepen their understanding of the ministry of healing and its role in the proclamation of the gospel.
About Les and Cindy Morgan
The Morgans raised three children overseas. Their oldest child, Laura, is now married and works as an immigration lawyer in Minneapolis. She is the mother of Lewis Everett Trosen, the Morgan’s first grandchild. Their youngest child, Stewart, is married and works as a psychological counselor in Louisville, Kentucky. The Morgans lost their middle child, Everett, to bone cancer in 2008.
Les was born in New Orleans and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. He earned his B.A. in biology from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, and his M.D. from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He later earned an M.T.S. in biblical studies at Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and an M.P.H. in international health at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Cindy was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and grew up traveling throughout the southern United States and Europe with her Air Force family. She received her B.S. in zoology from Northwestern State University of Louisiana in Natchitoches, her M.D. from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, and her M.P.H. in international health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. More recently she earned a Certificate in Spiritual Formation at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia, and a Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction at San Francisco Theological Seminary. She is certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine and ordained to the office of ruling elder in the PC(USA).