This fertile area surrounded by a mountainous region is descriptive of people who have cancer, a life of ups and downs, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Gilead was a place where there was growth and healing even amidst the treacherous parts.
Today, Gilead Ministries brings the qualities of the land of Gilead to the lives of cancer and long term illness patients and their families.
In addition to the sickness and struggle cancer and life threatening disease brings the body of a patient, it often wounds the heart. When a person hears the word "cancer" from a medical professional, many life issues may begin to show up. These questions of the soul often cause doubt and reflection that, apart from their diagnosis, may not normally arise.
Our mission, to "Share the Journey" with cancer patients and long term illness patients, and their families, is accomplished in the following ways:
• A fresh stream encouragement that brings life to a heart parched by the stresses of fighting a life threatening disease or grief.
• Practical healing for the heart and soul through cards and telephone calls.
• Relief of some of the burdens of everyday life, providing help with projects around their home life.
• A connection to loving support, which helps the patient/family learn to grow through their experience.