Ministry Development - Community Health Evangelism

Ministry Development

In 1983 while serving at the Mam Clinic in the highlands of West Guatemala, Dr. Hugo and Miriam Gomez received the invitation from Dr. Mike Kadera (Latin America Director) to join MAI as associates. At that time the Gomez’s saw God’s intervention very clearly. They did not hesitate to join. By December of that year former Dr. Raymond Benson MAI Founder and Mr. Dick Hagerty Board Member visited Guatemala and called Hugo to join MAI fulltime.

Obeying the call was a must. Transitioning out of one denomination ministry with the National Presbyterian Ch Health Program into the interdenominational Medical Ambassadors Int took intense pain then. But by February 1984 fulltime involvement with MAI became a reality. The Gomez’s continued to help the Mam Clinic and the Diakonia Development Program(Presbyterian) until part of 1985. Working evangelism and community health around Mam Indigenous villages soon opened doors onto the Quiche people also. Reaching the Kanjobal, the Kekchi and the Ixil ethnic groups never became long term nor sustainable but the incursions saw some fruit.

Before 1992 Hugo had never been further south than El Salvador. It was only after prophesy and dreams revelation that Arno Enns former MAI Latin America
Director began taking Hugo to teach Community Health Evangelism throughout most countries in the continent. Then Frank Fiorenza and John McWilliam –in turn- continued to give Hugo the privilege to assist them in most Latin America countries. Since 1995 MAI appointed Hugo to oversee more than Guatemala and currently Hugo has been coordinating Mexico through Panama—The CHE Meso-America Region.

The Gomez’s blessed cycle of life among Medical Ambassadors Int 1983-2009 evolved in such a way that by Jan 2008 LifeWind had called several people and churches to consider forming the CHE Meso-America Partnership.

Now there is a team of servant leaders who have gathered and organized the new Global CHE Enterprises Board of Directors. For several years they have been coming to serve short term in Guatemala along the Teams of Trainers of CHEs and the villages where CHE is implemented. These servants have joined knees in prayer and hands in extra-labor to see the Meso-America Region CHE People stand firm and prepared to go forward for more service in the Kingdom of God, beyond, on to the globe as God will allow.

The pain of transition out of LifeWind Int has been as intense as that in 1983 but the process has been soothed by the Mutually Transforming Relationships we enjoy in God’s Grace.

Why Global? …..because of the Great Need and His Great Commission
Why CHE? ……because of His Great Commandment and Great Example Matthew 9:35-36
Why Enterprises? because of Our Great Commitment to be fruitful in His Kingdom Business

This GCE Board of Directors are living now –together as one body– the Word found in Matthew 9:37-38 “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

Will You join? The door is open for you to step in and begin walking this journey along with us.
Feel free to contact us, we will be sharing more specific ways to get involved.

Your fellow servants,
Hugo and Miriam Gomez, CEO
on behalf of the Teams of Trainers of CHE and of the Global CHE Enterprises Board of Directors

Global CHE Enterprises