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Hands of luke

Medical Ministries

Our Mission is to fill the needs of the underprivileged following Christ’s example.

We minister to an average of 3,000 people per week

At Hands of Luke Medical Ministries, we bring hope and healing with the love of Jesus Christ to those in need. We strive to serve our community with compassion, integrity and excellence, so that everyone can experience the power of God’s healing grace.

Casa de Esperanza is the name of our Children’s Home. We provide housing for children 5 to 15 years of age. Most of these children are children who are orphans, have been abused, abandoned and/or neglected. Hands of Luke provides the children with: 

  • Shelter
  • 3 warm meals per day (including snacks)
  • Clothing
  • Education
  • Medical and Dental care

We are able to provide for up to 80 children.

Casa de Esperanza kids
"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you invited me in; I was naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you visited me; I was in prison and you came to me. For as you have done it to one of these little ones, you have done it unto me."    Matthew 25:35, 36, 40A
Dra Soria

We have a medical clinic at the downtown Juarez facility which is called CLINICA LA FE.

This clinic is equipped to provide free primary health care, Monday through Saturday, and the clinic is available for any patient during the day. We also have clinics setup at each one of the colonias we minister to (Anapra, Conquista, Pavo Real). The clinics are run by a doctor and a nurse provided by Hands of Luke. The clinics provide health care and medications to the patients living in these desolate areas.

These underprivileged patients are unable to seek healthcare elsewhere due to their impoverished living conditions. Most of them struggle just to provide for their basic needs. All our medical care is provided free of charge. The medical clinics are of great necessity to help the patients manage chronic illnesses as well as any acute medical conditions. 

In 2008, we opened Mercy Homes for single and widowed mothers with children. Presently, we have 13 homes where the mothers are able to live with their children. While the children attend school, the mothers alternate work schedules so that there is always adult supervision of the children when they are at home. 

Our Churches

Bringing Hope and Healing to Communities in Need

As a result of the various facets of the ministry, we have been blessed to have five churches. We minister to the people through bible studies, praise and worship, and the Word of God. Each church is ministered by its own pastor.

Pan de Vida – Conquista

This is the church at our Conquista campus Nutritional Center where the women, children and families living in the Mercy Homes attend church, and it is also open to anyone in the community. Average attendance is 60-70 attendees.

Church Pan De Vida

Pan De Vida – Pavo Real

This is the church at our Pavo Real campus that is open to all families who visit the Nutritional Center for meals, and we also welcome anyone in the community. Average attendance is 25-30 attendees.

Anapra Church

Fuente De Agua Viva – Anapra

This is the church at our Anapra campus that is open to all families in the community. We planted this church after seeing the need of the people during the meals given at the Nutritional Center and the many visits to our medical clinic. Average attendance is 50-60 attendees for worship service.

Lakeside church

Lakeside – El Paso

This was the first church that Hands of Luke began serving in. It is located in El Paso, Texas. The home office of Hands of Luke Medical Ministries is located next door to the church building. Average attendance is 55-65 attendees.

We have three Nutritional Centers in three different colonias (outskirts) of Juarez. At the Nutritional Centers, we feed poor and underprivileged children one meal a day, five times a week.

  • CONQUISTA – 250-300 children/day
  • ANAPRA – 150-200 children/day
  • PAVO REAL – 150-200 children/day

We also minister to these children by sharing a Bible Story at a level they can understand, and we say a prayer of thanksgiving with them.

In 2005, we began a Bible institute where we train pastors and church leaders. We have a total of 81 graduates that are now serving churches.


Since 1992, through a vision that came to Dr. Samaniego, we began to feed hungry souls in the colonias the day after Thanksgiving. We started by providing 1,000 meals and are now up to 22,000 meals. The meals consist of turkey, vegetables, mashed potatoes, beans, salsa, tortilla and a drink. While the meals are being served, we minister to the hungry by singing praise songs, giving testimonies and preaching the word of God.

For Christmas, we minister to 5,500 children through what we call: “OPERATION GIFT OF LOVE”. Children in the colonias receive a gift bag containing candy, personal hygiene items, a small toy, new socks and underwear, and a small bible tract. These are children that would otherwise may not receive anything else for Christmas.

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