Healthy Initiative Ministries (HIM)
dba Medical Mobilizers
has a mission of
“Making Disciples with Biblical Mentoring”
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Our non-profit status was approved by IRS in 1996. Healthy Initiative Ministries (HIM) was developed to offer a variety of ministry initiatives. Initially, this involved a broader array of whole person care (physical and spiritual) services. This name allowed us to focus primarily on ministries for and with medical professionals. Thus, the name and URL of Medical Mobilizers. Our focus now on the Biblical command (Great Commission) to “make disciples” who are developing disciple-making disciples is more important and needed today than ever. The plan is to offer Biblical Mentoring using a study of Essentials of Discipleship to anyone in general but also to medical professionals by God’s Grace.
We have two specific missions:
1. “Making Disciples with Biblical Mentoring”
As a chaplain ordained in 1983, I continue to serve as a coach / counselor / mentor to encourage and equip saints for the works of service as directed in Ephesians 4. We are currently working with non-medical individuals but ultimately, the goal is to work with some health professionals in their faith, practice and service. This may include life coaching for career decisions; discipleship training or mentoring; resources for evangelism, ethics, marriage & family, etc.
I have written 12 study guides for Essentials of Discipleship. My preference is to personally disciple or mentor one person from your fellowship group or organization with the plan that we have in place for multiplication. Each person trained signs an agreement that they will proceed immediately to train another person willing to be disciples / trained. To clarify, we use the same general training material with both non-medical individuals and medical professionals. The discussions are tailored to the individual’s life and needs.
I have reworked the Topical Memory System TMS on pocket sized cards with verses broken down in phrases that make memorization much easier. You will find these 60 verses in five sections with the sub-themes at Topical Memory System.
Click HERE for our TMS Order Form for our unique version of these memory cards (60 verses using NIV).
I am also writing some Study Guides for some favorite books starting with In His Image by Dr. Paul Brand and Philip Yancey. These are detailed two-page summaries of each chapter including discussion questions. They can be used with or without the books. For sure most of the content is taken from the author / book but I do add some of my thoughts and stories. Dr. Brand was one of my mentors while living and continues now as a mentor as an award winning author. I have written the first 8 guides and proceeding to work on more. I am now working on the study guides for Addiction and Grace by Dr. Gerald May. These are the teaching curricula I use for several one-on-one or group meetings each week. Click on the Study Guides tab to access these summaries for personal or small study groups. They are offered free of charge with the encouragement of a free-will donation. Please see our Donor page to help provide these resources free of charge to others.
2. “Mobilizing Support for Nonprofits”using our Switch&Support Funding Plan”
To help fund our own nonprofit ministry while seeking to support other participating charities and other nonprofit organizations with great causes, we have developed a plan called the Switch&Support Funding Plan. See our Switch&Support tab or go to www.switchandsupport.org. You can select your preferred organization (most are nonprofits and most are ministries) for us to support after you select, use and pay for the Energy and Wireless services being offered by this funding plan. The goal is to have most of the funding we need for Medical Mobilizers from this program.
My “Tent-Making” Income Producing Projects:
I have some other commitments / projects / developments. I have been involved in the BUV Ministry since 2006. This unique off-road vehicle is offered by the Institute for Affordable Transportation (IAT) in Indianapolis. I am grateful God has used my skills to help promote the BUV mission which is “Providing Hope, Connecting People, and Transforming Lives” with the vision “To create rural transport solutions which allow the poor to thrive in Africa and beyond”. We have seen this rugged vehicle become a solution to improve the effectiveness of medical mission work in rural Africa and other countries where lack of adequate transportation directly affects the delivery of necessary health care. To learn more, go to www.drivebuv.org.
Well, one thing leads to another as they say. I have been asked to help develop a new division of IAT / BUV for what we are calling MobiTrikes which can be found at MobiTrikes.com. This unique electric cargo trike that we call a MOBI Hauler can haul 300 hundred pounds of cargo on a bed with strong springs / suspension. Our slogan is that the Mobi Can Haul It. Here is a drawing of the Mobi Trike:
There is nothing exactly like this on the market for a price of $2995. The vision is to generate sales in the US for additional income to advance the BUV work and then seek to find ways it can be of value in countries where it too can create transport solutions which allow the poor to thrive in Africa and beyond. We are taking orders now as well as searching for the unique markets for this valuable resource. We know this Mobi Hauler will be of value as a strong cargo trike in manufacturing factories, zoos, colleges, etc.
By God’s Grace,
Ephesians 4:11-13 (Encouraging and Equipping the Saints for Works of Service)
Ron Lively, M.Div., M.A.
Founder / Executive Director
HIM – dba Medical Mobilizers
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