In 2012, God called us out of a career in the United States to join the team at Bongolo Hospital in Gabon, Africa. We commit ourselves to this calling, trust God each day along the journey, and see Him act all along the way (Psalm 37:5). At Bongolo, the physicians, nurses and hospital staff minister to the physical and spiritual needs of patients, teach and disciple students and trainees, and share the good news of Jesus Christ to all. We join the team in these efforts and rely on God for our source of strength and comfort. We are designated as International Workers for the Christian and Missionary Alliance, the entity who founded Bongolo Hospital and continues to support it to this day. We are partners with and sent by our local church, Centerville Community Church.
We serve at Bongolo Hospital for God’s glory--using our skills and talents to bring lost people into relationship with Him (1 Corinthians 2:2).
Hospital and Mission Team Service
Through Christ and His example of compassion and mercy for the sick and disadvantaged, we join the Bongolo mission team to serve the people of Gabon (Matthew 9:35-36). We are dedicated to serving Bongolo Hospital and its clinical and administrative needs.
Anesthesia Training and Discipling Program
People in underserved and under-resourced areas of Africa are dying of treatable surgical diseases. It is estimated that 56 million people in Africa need surgical care today that are not able to get it. Aside from the lack of necessary equipment and facilities, the burden for properly educated and trained surgeons and anesthesia providers is dramatic. Training Africans to stay in Africa is a key objective to reverse the course of unnecessary surgical disease and death. In conjunction with the ongoing surgical training program (Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons), Jeff provides anesthesia training and discipleship at Bongolo with the goal to send qualified anesthesia providers throughout Africa to serve, lead, and minister (2 Timothy 2:2).
The 150 bed facility with multiple departments providing various quality medical services requires enhanced operational support. Amy serves in financial operations and supply logistics to help support these necessary hospital functions. She comes alongside her African colleagues, working side by side in support of the greater hospital mission.
One Step at a Time