In his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul states, "And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified" (1Cor 2:1-2). From a human perspective, Paul was a highly esteemed individual. He was an educated Roman citizen, who did his rabbinical training under one of the most well known and respected teachers of the time. He knew his stuff, spoke eloquently, and was highly respected.
Yet, as the verse states, when he came to share the Christian message to the Corinthians he had only one motive--"to preach Jesus Christ and him crucified." While all the education, training, and status likely helped him in his ministry, his focus was to tell people the message of the cross. Paul wanted to be sure their faith would not rest on men's wisdom, but on God's power.
As we transition to serve at Bongolo Hospital, we must follow Paul's lead and remember that our single most important motive is to tell people about Jesus and the message of the cross. We go to provide compassion and mercy to those in physical need. We go to train others to do the same. But, above all, we go to share the love of Christ and share His message of salvation. If this isn't the highest priority, why even make the effort?