New Mt. Zion Clinic takes shape

February 05, 2018 at 6:00 AM

bamenda-mt-zion.jpgDr. Paul Atem discusses the new Mt. Zion Clinic with Luke Society Executive Director Dr. Wrede Vogel last November. (Photo by Greg Kuiper)

New Mt. Zion Clinic taking shape

By Dan Breen

Construction continues to move forward on a project to build a new Luke Society medical clinic in Bamenda, Cameroon.

In October 2015, Dr. Paul Atem was informed that the owners of the building that housed the Mount Zion Clinic  in Bamenda intended to tear the building down and construct a retail center.

Not wanting to discontinue the vital medical services to the community, Atem looked into other options. After prayerful consideration, a decision was made to construct a new building.

Construction began on a three-story building in January 2017. The new building is only a short walking distance from the current rented building.

Atem recently reported that the concrete roof — the most technical aspect of the building — has been completed. Most of the electrical work has been finished as well, a long with a good deal of the plumbing work. Carpenters are working on the doors and door frames of the building.

Workers are doing a three-phase plastering technique which takes extra time but makes the walls very smooth. They are beginning with the interior walls due to the location of the scaffolding. External plastering will be one of the last parts of the project before painting.

Window protectors have been made and delivered to the site. Atem said the metal work is about 75 percent finished.

“I am grateful for your continuous financial support,” Atem said.

Pray for the workers as they seek to complete the construction, and that the eventual move into the new location would be seamless. Pray for Dr. Atem in his leadership of this project. Most of all, pray for the Spirit to move in Bamenda that lives may be touched through this new facility. 

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