Gamboula’s mission hospital celebrates 40 years!

Saturday was a BIG day here at Gamboula.  The hospital celebrated their 40 years of service here in this region.  There was a lovely ceremony in the church with choirs singing and testimonies given, including two of the nurses who started when the hospital first opened its doors.

one of the choirs

Gabriel, our cook’s dad, one of the first nurses

A reporter, on the left in the white shirt, from the national radio station was on hand to record all the speeches and send them on to the capital for airing!

Among the invited, a group of retired pastors

We all went on a tour of the hospital after the ceremony in the church

The inside or our hospital chapel

The patients’ families move their belongings out of the way of the tour

A pediatric patient having a bite to eat as we toured

Claire, soldier’s widow, hospital employee, good friend, loves to be silly!

A yummy feast at the end!

We are so very thankful for this place, for the possibility of reaching out in compassion to the hurt and sick and lost!

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As Covenant missionaries, we are working with all the tribal groups of the Central African Republic (CAR) but are trying to give special attention to the Fulani, a Musxlim, cattle herding, and semi-nomadic people group. We live on an experimental/training farm, near a mission station which has a hospital plus bible and nursing schools. We are establishing relationships with the local people groups through compassion ministries; Roy through agriculture and Aleta through public health and visitation, in order, ultimately, to share the good news of Jesus the Messiah with them. CAR is one of the least developed countries in the world and is currently in continual crisis (since the coup in March 2013), so reaching out in compassion is key to reaching their hearts. Due to the ongoing conflict and resultant ethnic cleansing in CAR, we are crossing the border to interact with our Fulani contacts.
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