February GAP newsletter

February 08, 2019 at 6:00 AM

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Women from Moundou, Chad, walk near the El Jire Rapha Clinic which recently opened a new maternity ward.

February GAP newsletter

By Nathan Stob Nathan short.jpg

“I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. They will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” — John 14:12

MOUNDOU, CHAD—On a recent visit to Chad, Africa, I was impacted by how much has been accomplished through the visionary thinking of Luke Society ministry director Dr. Frederic Djongali.

El Jire Rapha Clinic — which translated means: God provides healing — is located on the southern end of the Sahara desert. Resources are limited in this dry, sandy, landlocked country where 87 percent of people live below the poverty line (www.wfp.org).

When the Luke Society partnered with Dr. Frederic in 2011 he was already operating a small clinic. During the next eight years, through the mindful leading and strategic thinking of Dr. Frederic, the clinic has grown to see more than 3,500 clients per year.

Dr. Frederic also has an entrepreneurial spirit. When there were not enough nurses to staff his clinic, he began a nursing school which now graduates more than 100 nurses each year to work in his clinic and around Chad. When Dr. Frederic’s children didn’t have a quality school to attend, he started an elementary school, which, in its second year of operation, already educates more than 500 students.

A few years ago Dr. Frederic contacted the Luke Society about the growing number of mothers and babies who were dying because of lack of proper maternal care and cesarean section options. Through the help of Luke Society donors, a maternity ward was recently completed, which will impact many mothers as they deliver their babies.

Praise God for the innovative thinking and entrepreneurial spirit of Dr. Frederic and other Luke Society ministry directors. Through this innovative thinking, bodies are being healed, people are being educated, and the Gospel is spreading.

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