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
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.
1984 to 2004 he was a staff physician in the Convenient Care Clinics
in the western Chicago suburbs.
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.
EHA - Help us help India…today!
Word from Dr. Howard Searle, EHA-USA President
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.
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,
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
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?
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…
you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it
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
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.