Fulfilling the Great Commission through the K network clinics in the Central Asian Muslim context

Workshop ยป

Aibek Moon DDS

Luke Moon DDS

  • Workshop III : Sat 10:20 - 11:20 am
  • Speaker: Luke Moon DDS
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  • Language: English
  • Title: Fulfilling the Great Commission through the K network clinics in the Central Asian Muslim context

Synopsis - Fulfilling the Great Commission through the K network clinics in the Central Asian Muslim context

Our Lord committed his church and his disciples with the Great Commission, “Make disciples of all nations.”  When I was in a dental school, I gave my life to Jesus and to his missionary calling.  I have been serving as a dentist missionary in a Muslim majority country since 1995 and discovered that evangelism, church planting, and Bible study are not all what it takes to accomplish the Great Commission.  Most of the local workers who God gives me to serve in my clinics are Muslim.  Direct evangelism and Bible study are usually impossible and/or not effective.  “How is it possible for me to accomplish the Great Commission in my dental clinics through my everyday routines—treating patients, teaching and consulting residents, managing the clinics, talking with local workers, etc.?” This is the crucial missional question for me as a missionary called to serve among Muslims.  

In this presentation, I will share my struggles of integrating my professional service with the Great Commission and explain a few key lessons that I have learned during my past 25 years of service.

Biography

Dr. Luke Moon was born in Korea in a Christian family.  He graduated from a dental school in Seoul.  He worked in his private dental practice for 5 years in Seoul before he left Korea following his mission calling.  Before he came to the mission field, he studied in the School of World Mission at the Fuller Theological Seminary and got MA in missiology.  He came to Central Asia in 1995 sent by the Global Dental Alliance in LA, the Dental Service International in Korea, and by InterServe.  He started a training dental clinic in 2000, in order to empower national dental professionals.  He has trained a lot of local dentists, hygienists, and dental technicians through this clinic for the last 22 years to not only be good specialists but also to become good leaders and lecturers.  He finished his Ph.D. in mission at the FTS in 2004 during his sabbatical year.  With a few of graduates from his training center he started two BAM dental clinics in the capital city of the country, one in 2008 and the other in 2015 in order to provide a platform for sustainable and continuous development of dental projects without outside help.