Ministerio Vida began as a clinic built in 2006 and operated by the CURE organization. The facility was closed due to local management problems and remained unoccupied for several months. In early 2014, the owners of the clinic in San Pedro we had been supporting, began to shift their focus away from their original ideals. This shift made continuing to support the clinic very difficult. But once again God proved He is in control all the time by bringing the old CURE facility to the attention of Dr Josue' Hernandez, who in turn shared this information with Pastor Jose' Melendez here in the U.S. As it turned out, the CURE headquarters was only a few miles away from Pastor Melendez's home. Several meetings between the management of CURE and Pastor Melendez resulted in CURE donating the entire facility in San Pedro to Pastor Melendezs' ministry, In The Light Ministries, Harrisburg. The clinic is operated as Ministerio Vida under the direction of a council comprised of pastors from Florida, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Nicaragua, and Honduras. Presently the clinic is actively supported by: National Association of Christian Churches, Faith Community Church, Tabernacle of Praise, Plantation Community Church, Ozaukee Congregational Church, and In the Light Ministries Harrisburg.
The clinic compound consists of: operating rooms, exam rooms, dental room, chapel, classroom, patient waiting area, pharmacy, separate warehouse facility, and five apartments. The clinic is fully secured by fencing and 24 hour security guards.
The clinic is staffed full time by a doctor, dentist, chaplain, medical assistants, and maintenance personnel. Many patients have already been treated in the short time Ministerio Vida has been operational. The clinic has also been recognized by government officials who have made significant donations to help the clinic better serve the community. The clinic has also caught the attention of the media resulting in several newspaper reports and radio broadcasts about the clinic's amazing story.
With your help, Ministerio Vida will continue to demonstrate God's love and care by ministering to the needs of the residents of San Pedro. Please contact In The Light Ministries for more information on how you can help support Ministerio Vida.
One of two operating rooms
Ministerio Vida's dental room
Treating a patient
Patients waiting to be seen by a doctor