A government worker’s strike in Chad has recently expanded to include those in the health care field. People needing treatment now have to find private hospitals and healthcare providers which are few and far between in one of the poorest counties in the world. This new development has increased our patient flow at the Jordan Health Center in Dono-Manga. People are now coming from 25 to 30 miles away to Dono-Manga because they have heard of the health center. Sadjinam Nestore, hurt badly in an automobile crash 16 miles from Dono-Manga, was brought by friends to the health center where he has been stabilized and is responding to
A doctor from the nearest Catholic Hospital is now making regular visits to our health center to assist our nurse in treating patients and is also providing consultations on some of the more difficult cases.
Lead evangelist Pierre Rimorbe and Sebastien our school administrator are traveling to the capitol city of Ndjamena as I write this update to purchase the new solar powered refrigerator. This will allow us to store medications that require refrigeration and will further expand our ability to treat the sick. When the son of one of our key men was bitten recently by a poisonous snake, we learned firsthand how important it is to have lifesaving anti venom on hand.
The Jordan Health Center continues to open the hearts of people who have trusted in village witch doctors and animist beliefs their whole life. They are not only being healed physically, but spiritually as well. Like many who came to Jesus for healing they are returning home healed of their sickness, and rejoicing in a new relationship with God through Christ.
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