What’s in a Name?

We came up with the name Bukal Life Ministries in 2009, and changed the name to Bukal Life Care & Counseling Center in 2010. But what does the name mean?

Bukal has a double meaning. “Bukal” (pronounced boo-KAHL) means “spring” as in a source of water that “springs” up out of the ground. The term is meant to focus on the idea that we seek to be a source of help and refreshment for those who need it. The term Bukal reminds us of the verse

The LORD will guide you always;

he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched

land and will strengthen your frame.

You will be like a well-watered garden,

like a spring (“bukal”) whose

waters never fails. (Isaiah 58:11)

Life Care:  This is a term that we made up (to be honest) but it encapsulates a useful idea. The idea is the need for wholistic care. If one considers Luke 2:52, it refers to four types of growth: physical, mental, social, and spiritual. The integration of this is wholistic or life growth, and promoting this is Life Care. As such, it covers training and member care.

Counseling:  In this case, counseling refers to pastoral care and pastoral counseling. This means that we seek to integrate sound psychological insights with spiritual insight and direction.

We are a small group, with a very broad mission, but are happy to do our best. Please contact us at info@bukallife.org if you have any questions.


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