A group of volunteers recently met in Cartersville, Georgia to load another container of medical supplies for Baptist Medical Centre. Here are some pictures of the activities that day.
Truck load of donated supplies from Texas
Dr. Paul Shumpert helping to unload truck from Texas
Thankful for good forklift operator!
Loaded and ready to go. Next stop Savannah and then on to Ghana!
Many thanks to all who have made it possible to get this ready. Vickie Barnes and Cindy Shumpert have really put in a lot of hours to make this happen. But it would not have been possible without the donations, support and prayers of many others. So, THANKS TO ALL WHO HAD A PART!!
Dr. Keenan Wilson and his family, wife Cindy and children Evan, Allie and Natalie have just finished a long term volunteer term at Baptist Medical Centre. We are grateful for their contributions to life and ministry in many ways during the time they were in Nalerigu. You can see more about their family and experiences in Nalerigu on their blog. Not only did Dr. Wilson work at the hospital, but the rest of the family became involved in various community projects and activities. It was a joy to have them in Nalerigu and to know them as a family.
We wish them all the best as they continue to serve the Lord back in the US and wherever He may lead in the future.
Cindy and Natalie help distribute food.
Evan celebrates 18th birthday in Nalerigu
Dr. Wilson making rounds
New PH Vehicle in Nalerigu
Thanks to the generous support of donors to the George Faile Foundation BMC now has a new vehicle for the public health department to use in village outreach ministry. For several years now the department has been in need of a good means of getting out to surrounding villages for preventive health services and evangelistic outreach.
It is often necessary to carry supplies and equipment so the car was ordered with a carrier. The roof rack came with the car, but was not put together and there were no instructions. Fortunately, Tommy Harrison was there to figure out how to put everything together properly.
Tommy getting the rack together
Ready to roll!!
Thanks to all who made it possible for Baptist Medical Centre to obtain such a nice and valuable addition to the ministry.
Dr. Rich Ambler
Many thanks to Dr. Rich Ambler from North Carolina. Dr. Ambler spent most of the past year at BMC with the support of Faile Foundation. We appreciate all he did during the year to help make sure that there was medical coverage at BMC. He did a good job and worked very hard. We wish him all the best as he returns to the US and makes decisions about where he will work and what he is going to do.
He supervised and worked with volunteers and learned new procedures, including c-sections, in order to be the best help he could be.
Supervising medical student, Myrill Solaski
Dr. Ambler doing EGD
The Hewitts have returned to US for furlough. we wish them all the best during the coming year. We look forward to what God has in store for BMC. We are grateful for the many volunteers who continue to come and help. And we are praying for some permanent, full time medical doctors who will come and carry on the work. Thanks to all who are there now supporting and encouraging.
Baptist Medical Centre has a new administrator, Mr. Edward Addai. We pray that he will adjust well and bring new ideas and progress to the institution.
It has been a long time since we have written anything. This year it seems will be difficult financially for the hospital. Support from the IMB is down and we are having trouble collecting from the insurance schemes. In the meantime, we are as busy as ever. Please pray for our financial situation and if you want to support us, consider giving through the George Faile Foundation.
As we begin a new year at BMC, we pray for peace and freedom from fear for all involved in the ministry. The community is still feeling the effects of the shooting and death of Alando.