Anne Lucas is currently the Director of e3 Medical & Short Term Trips. She has long been involved in missions work. In fact, when Anne was a child, she spent much of her youth in Nigeria alongside her parents, who were missionaries. Anne worked in the IT industry for many years before joining the non-profit sector. This fall, she’ll mark her 13th anniversary serving the Lord through e3 Partners.</p
Having just returned from her first international short-term trip in 14 months, Anne (pictured left) shared the following details from her journey:
A small but mighty team of three people (one e3 staff member plus two veteran e3 trip volunteers) recently traveled to the MECANA (Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa) region, and there we conducted medical missions in three extremely poor villages. We were blessed to have four local physicians join the effort. A Christian pastor in one of the villages wept upon learning that e3 would minister to his struggling community. The e3 team provided much-needed support, letting the local Christians know they were not forgotten amid the chaos of COVID-19.
The Christian churches had been previously shut down by the government due to the pandemic. While they had not been authorized to re-open, our team was able to get permission for the churches to open up, in order to host the medical missions work. We praised God for this opportunity to re-engage the church.
Despite the sweltering, 105 degree heat, we ministered to approximately 400 local patients in just 4 days! Over 200 of the attendees were non-believers who had an opportunity to learn about Jesus as a result of the medical services we offered.
While on location, we met 4 non-believers and 1 believer who were suffering from spiritual attacks. After receiving prayer from our team and freedom from these attacks, they all attended a new home-based church later that evening! Also, six discipleship groups were started in the three villages, along with Four Fields training.
In addition to the medical ministry, we were able to supply local orphans with love, encouragement, and homemade teddy bears created by members of a US church. We also supplied masks and sunglasses to local-area policemen, who were very grateful to receive the gifts and learn about our message and activities.
Please pray for these villages, where 99% of the inhabitants are non-believers. Please also pray for an unnamed non-believer who requested prayer from our team after she had struggled with infertility for 9 years. We are believing that God will do a miracle in her life and that this news will spread like wildfire in her home village!