Luke Clinic Serves Afghan Refugees
Earlier this month Moms and babies who escaped Afghanistan received free medical care at The Luke Clinic in Detroit. The Luke Clinic team not only provided desperately needed healthcare, but also a safe place for those who often feel on the outside of culture and life.
“I try to be respectful of people culturally when they come to our clinic. They are Muslim, they have to pray 5 times a day, we had to create a space for them to pray, and I don’t disrespect that. But obviously my long-term goal is the Great Commission Goal so for that Great Commision, it’s about the relationship and building that time and that trust. And that honestly can only happen through the power of the Holy Spirit when you can barely communicate.” Penny Armbruster, Executive Director, The Luke Clinic
FiveTwo helped launch The Luke Clinic in 2016.
The Luke Clinic provides free accessible prenatal and infant care to vulnerable families in Detroit. Its medical birth outcomes are noteworthy in a city with one of the highest infant mortality rates in the country. As a faith-based ministry, it places emphasis on a relationship-based model of care that builds the foundation needed to share the Gospel.
Their team now consists of hundreds of volunteers. The clinic’s community partnerships span from Universities to government agencies to national foundations. And last fall they expanded their clinic to a neighboring community.