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Larry and Sarah Koontz

Dorcas Medical Ministries International

Mission Statement:
Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation. But as it is written, To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see: and they that have not heard shall understand.    (Rom 15:20-21)
 


   

Founded:
Dorcas Medical Ministries was founded in 1995 by Rev. Larry Koontz and his wife Sarah to answer God's call to their hearts to Unlock the Gospel Door with the Key of Medicine for the Kanuri of N.E. Nigeria.The Kanuri are a tribe of 3.5-4 million souls with only 25-40 known devoted Christians. The Kanuri were one of the first African tribes to embrace Islam and are not open to conventional evangelistic methods.The vision is to establish relationships with the Kanuri tribal elders, thereby opening the door for the Gospel to be preached.


Kanuri Outreach:

In 1995, Larry began making multiple trips annually to Nigeria with the aid of doctors and other medical personnel to work among the Kanuri people. God has brought Larry together with a faithful and effective team of Nigerian nationals who assist him with the work among the Kanuri people. The center of their operations is the village of Yale just S.E. of Maiduguri in N.E. Nigeria near the Cameroon border. A goal of their vision is to construct a permanent medical clinic, Clinic of Refuge, to minister to the spiritual needs as well as the physical needs of the Kanuri. The Nigerian Outreaches are conducted twice a year in October/November and February/March.

Mission Hearts:
Ordained as a minister in 1975 and called into missions in 1977, Larry and Sarah were married in 1978 and have three children; twins Robert and Lauren, and their youngest, Kristen. Since their marriage, they have been active in overseas missions ministering in Mexico, Jamaica, England, Haiti, Barbados, St. Vincent, Philippines, Romania, Albania, Brazil and Nigeria.

Promoting Missions:
Stateside, Larry continue to promote mission awareness and involvement among the church body. In addition, they are both registered nurses with secular jobs at local Atlanta, Georgia hospitals.

Vision:
To Unlock the Gospel Door with the Key of Medicine in Third World countries closed to more direct methods of evangelism.

Goals:

  • Establish a permanent facility: The Clinic of Refuge
  • Short-term medical missions
  • Team members welcomed regardless of medical experience.

Participate:
Your participation with this ministry would be welcomed as a team member, prayer partner, financial supporter, or medicine/supplies provider. For more information on how you can be a part contact Dorcas Medical Ministry at: