I continue to work as a physician in our clinic and hospital. My husband is the hospital administrator. We just celebrated the 5th anniversary of the opening of the hospital. We have seen over 60,000 new patients and many of them multiple times. Often we have a wait time of 10 days or more to be seen for non-urgent issues. As we serve patients' physical needs, we have an incredible opportunity to share the Hope that we have in Christ. In our predominantly Muslim population, it contrasts sharply with the traditional Islamic beliefs. As a direct result of the hospital's ministry, we have multiple Bible studies going as well as small home groups that welcome their Muslim neighbors to study the Bible. The list of requests for new Bible studies surpasses our available resources. Surprisingly, we have had many patients coming from Burkina Faso (to our north). Many days we see more patients from Burkina in our clinic than we do from our surrounding northern Togo region. It is so exciting to see Burkinabe patients accept Christ and then return to their homes located in regions where missionaries cannot go because of terrorism risks.
It varies from week to week but perhaps around 100/week.
My MedSend grant has enabled our family to leave a well-paying job in the States, travel to churches to raise support, spend time learning the local language and now work full-time bringing physical healing and eternal hope to a desperately poor and underserved area of West Africa. It would have been impossible to do this without the financial help from MedSend.