August GAP newsletter

August 02, 2018 at 6:00 AM


August GAP newsletter

By Nathan Stob Nathan short.jpg

The Luke Society partnered with Dr. Paul Atem in 2002 in Bamenda, Cameroon. At the time he was renting a rundown clinic building called the Mount Zion Clinic.

Atem reminisces about the difficulty caring for patients there. Every rainy season the clinic would flood, causing mud and snakes to be left behind by the receding water.

In 2004, the building was sold and Atem was left homeless. After some negotiation, he secured another rental clinic.

This has been used until recently when the landlord announced this building would be turned into a shopping mall, leaving Atem homeless once again.

The Luke Society agreed to partner with Atem and assist in building a clinic. With the support of generous Luke Society donors and a hard-working construction team, the new Mount Zion Clinic was dedicated in July 2018.

At the dedication, Dr. Atem reflected on the words of Psalm 40:1-5 stating, “God truly brought us out of the miry clay. He set our feet on the Rock (Jesus Christ). He put a new song in our months to sing…and we will proclaim His wondrous works from the new Mount Zion Clinic as we daily touch lives in Jesus’ name.”

Pray that the new clinic may provide rest for hurting bodies and wandering souls. Pray that lives are transformed within this clinic as souls are won to their eternal homes.

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