Growing up poor in Korea, Dr. Calvin Moses Nam saw first-hand how difficult it can be to find good medical care and obtain the necessary medicine to stay healthy. His parents had less than an elementary school education but provided what they could for their children. He decided to build a better life for himself by becoming a dentist.
In the early 2000’s Dr. Nam felt a calling from God to start a nonprofit organization to help those in need. He felt a call to love those who are suffering from poverty and as a result, Christ’s Heart Ministries was born. Christ’s Heart Ministries is a faith-based, interdenominational nonprofit organization. Christ’s Heart Ministries gathers teams and sends medical professionals on trips to help provide medical care for the needy in poverty-stricken communities. Their mission is to “proclaim and to deliver saving, healing, living Christ Jesus to the lost, hurting, and dying world.”
Today, the organization has over 50 health practitioners such as doctors, nurses, dentists, chiropractors, and more. Christ’s Heart Ministries has started a total of four clinics in Myanmar, Mexico, China, and North Korea. Four times a year, 60-70 people from Dr. Nam’s team of medical professionals go to their clinic in Mexico and two times a year they travel to other international clinics. Of the donations Christ’s Heart Ministries receives, 100% of them go directly to the medical mission work and to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. GCHope is glad to support Christ’s Heart Ministries by supplying many of the trips these teams go on throughout the year.
Now, Dr. Nam lives in Placentia with his wife and four kids. He owns his own practice, Grace Dental Image Center in La Habra. GCHope is blessed to work with this amazing organization. We cannot wait to hear what accomplishments they achieve in the future. Thank you Christ’s Heart Ministries!