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Howard Searle, MD, MPH, FRCS, served in medical missions in India from 1965 to 1977. He helped establish and direct the Emmanuel Hospital Association (EHA), eventually transitioning the organization to Indian leadership.


Following his years of service in India, Dr. Searle directed HEED Bangladesh, then later served at MAP International, at the Wheaton College Graham Center, and with World Relief, helping to establish and direct that organization's child-survival programs.


From 1984 to 2004 he was a staff physician in the Convenient Care Clinics in the western Chicago suburbs.


Since 1996 he has been the volunteer executive director and then the president of EHA (USA), supporting the Emmanuel Hospital Association in India. He remains committed to the ministries of indigenous medical missionaries as they seek more effective ways to care for the underserved in rural North India in the name of Jesus Christ.


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A Word from Dr. Howard Searle, EHA-USA President

As a young teenager in southern Ontario, Canada , my heart was moved by God to serve people in neglected countries of the developing world. Growing up, I learned that one of the greatest needs in such areas was quality medical care.

I pursued my medical and surgical training with the single desire of serving in medical missions, helping to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the people. For fourteen years I lived and worked in India and Bangladesh among some of the poorest people on earth. The experiences and related insights were rewarding, encouraging, and life-changing.

Today, as a retired physician I have the privilege of leading the work of EHA (USA) as a volunteer. My objective is to share, as widely as possible, what God is doing through Indian medical missionaries. My friends and colleagues in India working with the Emmanuel Hospital Association are people who know how to pray. They are doing incredible work with limited resources. And they are so grateful for the help of all whom the Lord moves to stand with them in prayer and financial support.

Will you take the time to invest in what God is doing in rural North India through EHA? If you've dug far enough into the website to find this note from me, I just wonder whether or not God may be tugging at your heart. Is He reminding you of Matthew 25: 35-40 where Christ explicitly challenges us to see and respond to the needy among us?

I was hungry and you gave me food,
I was thirsty and you gave me drink,
I was naked and you clothed me,
I was sick and you visited me,
I was in prison and you came to me…

…as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.”

A profound challenge indeed. In a country of abundance (if you live in the United States or any other western nation you definitely live in a place of abundance), we often forget that at least 90% of the world's population lives at a level significantly below us. Yes, it varies from country to country, but chances are your needs are being met in a way most people in the world can't even begin to imagine.

So why not help EHA minister to those in need in northern India ? Take your time. Learn the facts. Then dive in and get involved, either with EHA or with someone else who is making a difference for eternity in the lives of those who have such desperate needs.