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Ox Carts and Extra Digits

35 Year Old Moguira from Kanyoura Village a distace of 21km brought by seven relation in a charriot of Cows to save her (1).JP 35 Year Old Moguira from Kanyoura Village a distace of 21km brought by seven relation in a charriot of Cows to save her (2).JPIn Dono-Manga there are no ambulances, EMTs or Medevac Helicopters. If you have a serious illness you get to the Jordan Health Center anyway you can. When 35 year old Moguira from Kanyoura Village, 13 miles from our health center, became very ill her family put her in the ox cart and they were on their way. Fortunately the long ride over dirt roads did not prove too difficult and the family arrived in time for Moguira to receive the treatment she needed.

Moguira arrived in time to receive the treatment she needed.

Moguira arrived in time to receive the treatment she needed.

It is always busy at the Jordan Health Center. Each day brings a variety of ailments and patient needs. I am amazed at some of the situations we are able to handle. Little Beunia was brought by his parents to JHC to remove a sixth finger from his left hand. Children with such deformities are often picked on and bullied because they are different. While this is not a life threatening condition it is one

Beunia's hand before surgery.

Beunia’s hand before surgery.

that could have long last consequence for this little guy throughout his life. Eloi, our highly trained nurse, and his assistant were able to perform the amputation and Beunia is recovering just fine.

Eloi Performs Minor surgery On little Beunia brought by his parents to remove a siixth finger (29)

After surgery

From September through January of this year JHC treated 1849 patients, delivered 48 babies and only had to refer one patient to a hospital. 1183 of the 1849 patients were children. All of these patients were treated in a small room no larger than a doctor’s examination room. Many were treated outside in the open air.

Two ladies being treated for dehydration.

Two ladies being treated for dehydration.

This is why the addition to the Jordan Health Center is so important and why we need to complete the construction as soon as possible. This new section will have two new wards with four beds each. The additional space will provide a private examination room, clean delivery area and beds to lie on instead of the ground.

Construction has begun and was made possible by a special donation of $8,000 from CMI Medical Missions. We need to raise the remaining $12,000 to complete the construction and furnish the building with needed supplies to open for business. Would you be willing to make a sacrificial gift to help us complete this project? Any amount large or small would be deeply appreciated.

You may mail donations to Hope Springs International, 118 Wessington Place, Hendersonville, TN, or make your donation online at our website: www.hopespringsint.com. Help us continue to save lives and bring hope to the thousands of people in

Patient being treated outside.

Patient being treated outside.

Dono-Manga and the surrounding villages.

Remember our 100% pledge. 100% of the money donated for a specific project is used only for that project.

Patients waiting to be seen.

Patients waiting to be seen.


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Blessed By Our New Internet Connections To Dono-Manga

Children in School (6)Hearing them reminded me again that what we are doing is so very important.

Our new Skype connection with Dono-Manga, Chad has brought us so many blessing this past week. It was made even more special this morning as Barb and I watched and listened to our now 63 orphans sing, “We must follow Jesus no matter how rough the road”. Rambi Ayala, our Director of Operations for Africa, had taught it to our team of four as we traveled many hours across three nations in Africa in 2010. Now during his visit to Dono-Manga he taught it to our orphans.

As the song ended with hands waving with thumbs up and shouts of “Thank You”, I thought of the 7 ladies who have faithful

The well on the compound provides plenty of clean safe water.

The well on the compound provides plenty of clean safe water.

provided the monthly donations that enable us to feed these children. I remember also when we returned from our trip in 2010 sharing the dream of providing an orphanage “someday” in Dono-Manga and two families stepped to the plate and said we will do that. Within a matter of a few months the orphanage was built complete with a walled compound, their own well, and the location chosen was less than 100 yards from the Jordan Health Center that would provide for their health care.

Our orphans playing on the compound grounds.

Our orphans playing on the compound grounds.

It will soon be 4 years since we answered that first SOS from Dono-Manga. There has not been one day during that time that I questioned that this was the work of God’s hand. It is without a doubt the most humbling work I have ever been a part of.

To those of you who support this work, thank you seems so inadequate to express how we feel about you. You are not only a blessing to the people of Dono-Manga, you are a blessing to us as well. Without your willingness to be used by God we simply could not do what we do.


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Doubling the Blessing

???????????????????????????????Have you ever ordered yourself a meal and then found out you got a free dessert? How about receiving a gift you expected and then upon opening it discovered that the giver packed a little something else just to surprise you? It’s a wonderful feeling to be blessed more than you believed.

Hope Spring International is sending a blessing down to Dono-Manga, Chad in the form of a portable well drilling machine and a generator. This alone is more than a blessing to the people so desperate for clean water, but we have a chance to double that blessing in a unique way. Isn’t it wonderful when we see an opportunity that allows us to show the love, generosity and understanding of a people of Christ from across the ocean?

A shipping container containing this portable well drilling machine and generator will be on its way soon, but there is plenty of room left in this container for more blessings.

New rig has been tested and ready to ship!

New rig has been tested and ready to ship!

The school children in Dono-Manga, Chad are learning English and what if they were standing by the adults unpacking this equipment and saw loads of Children’s books, writing tablets, chalk, pens, pencils and other school supplies? How big do you think those children’s smiles would be to receive gifts?

Although this is easily accomplished by single contributions, Hope Springs International would like to issue a challenge to double the blessing to our communities, schools, churches and other groups who feel led to help us fill the empty spaces of the container with gifts of love.

Just a part of the 600+ kids in our school in Dono-Manga

Just a part of the 600+ kids in our school in Dono-Manga

Will you accept this challenge of a double blessing opportunity?

Meet with your groups and issue our call to action and let’s see if together we can fill these empty spaces and leave no room. If you would like to collect funds to apply to the purchase of these items, checks can be made to “Hope Springs International” and add “Double the Blessing” to the “For” line, then mail to 118 Wessington Place, Hendersonville, TN 37075. You may also visit our website to donate through PayPal.: www.hopespringsint.com. You do not have to have a PayPal account to donate and will be given the opportunity to specify how you would like us to apply your donation. All donations will be used for the purpose you designate.

Our “double the blessing” list is as follows and needs to be collected by March 22, 2013:

  • French New Testaments ($1 each or a case of 48 for $50)
  • Children’s Books in English (new or used)
  • School Supplies (chalk, pen, pencils, writing tablets, etc.)

Collected supplies may be mailed to our address above. If you live in the greater Nashville area we will make arrangements to pick up your donations if the size is too large to ship. Call 615.390.2134 for more information.

by Alycia Neighbors

by Alycia Neighbors


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Construction On The New Addition To The Jordan Health Center To Begin In February

mats on ground

Initial materials have been ordered and construction will begin in early February on the much needed addition to the Jordan Health Center in Dono-Manga, Chad. Our small staff of two has been struggling to meet the demands of the hundreds coming for treatment due to the recent flooding in this part of Southern Chad. At one time during the peak period of this disaster as many as 250 people per day were being treated. All of this taking place in a small building no larger than a one car garage with a small porch. Volunteers were enlisted to help and learned to dispense medication and administer immunizations under the watchful eye of Eloi our nurse.

Mothers With Small Children receiving Mosquito Nets at our present building.

Mothers with small children receiving mosquito nets at our present building.

The new 1600 square foot addition will have a private exam room and two wards with 4 beds each, one for men and one for women. The Jordan Health Center is located on the same property as our Orphanage and Farm Compound.  We are also hopeful that we will be able to add a school building here as well for the 500+ students that are meeting in thatch huts for classes presently.

More than medical treatment is dispensed at the Jordan Health Center. Lazarus a recent graduate of the Jos School of Biblical Studies in Jos, Nigeria is stationed at the Heath Center and shares the message of Christ with people waiting for treatment. Many have come to know Christ and new churches have been started as a result of his efforts.

village woman receing treatment.We still need an additional $12,000.00 to complete the Jordan Health Center addition. The initial $8,000.00 to begin this project was provided by the efforts of the team at CMI Medical Missions.

Will you help us complete this critically important building program? Gifts of any size are deeply appreciated and may be made mail: Hope Springs International, 118 Wessington Place, Hendersonville, TN 37075, or you may donate at our website: wwwhopespringsint.com. The Jordan Health Center provides treatment for more people in a day than many hospital emergency rooms in the US. You gifts will help us do even more!

Our Director of Operation for Africa Rambi Ayala will soon be in Dono-Manga to oversee the construction and send first hand reports on all phases of the work there. Check back often updates. Better yet, subscribe to this blog and receive updates automatically!


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LATE BREAKING NEWS!

December 2012 Newsletter Insert

We at Hope Springs are so grateful for those who support this ministry. Over the last four years we can conservatively say that thousands of lives have been saved because of new and repaired wells, and the availability of medical care through our Jordan Health Center. At the same time the message of Jesus is being preached and many are coming to Christ. We praise God for His blessings to this ministry through you.

There is still time to make this a very special Christmas in Dono-Manga, Chad. Many of the items on the last blog post are still needed. Why not check it out, pick and item and change a life. Giving is easy. Click on http://www.hopespringsint.com then click the donate button and follow the easy directions at PayPal. You may specify what you wish you donation is to be applied to and you have our guarantee that what you give will go to that need and that need only!

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THERE IS STILL TIME TO SHOP!!

12.2012 Christmas Newsletter

Two Pair of Pigs and two pair of sheep given so far today. Help us stock this orphanage farm. You may shop and specify your gift online here: http://www.hopespringsint.com or by mail: Hope Springs International, 118 Wessington Place, Hendersonville, TN 37075