Our Purpose

Our PURPOSE is to help the Bongolo Hospital staff and the Alliance Church of Gabon to assume responsibility for the hospital, for loving and caring for the sick with devotion and expertise, and for leading as many of them as possible to faith in Jesus Christ.

Outpatients waiting to be seen

Outpatients waiting to be seen

Seven OBJECTIVES:

1)  Complete the physical structure of the hospital.
2)  Recruit and train spiritually mature, capable African replacements to assume responsibility for key positions:
– Gabonese doctors
– a nursing supervisor
– two nurse dentists
– a maintenance director
– a bookkeeper/accountant
– a nursing school director
3)  Train Christian African surgeons for our hospital and for other mission  hospitals through the Pan-African College of Christian Surgeons.
4)  Train Christian Gabonese to be capable nurses equipped to teach TEE.5)  Assure that all who come for care at the BEH hear a clear presentation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
6)  Develop financial resources for the future.
7)  Develop community health education to combat AIDS, sexually transmitted disease, and abortion

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Dr Keir Thelander teaching Surgical Residents

Core Values of the C&MA

* Lost people matter to God. He wants them found.
Luke 19:10

* Prayer is the primary work of the people of God.
Philippians 4:6–7

* Everything we have belongs to God. We are only stewards.
I Chronicles 29:14

* Knowing and obeying God’s Word is fundamental to all true success.
Joshua 1:8

* Completing the Great Commission will require the mobilization of every fully devoted disciple.
Matthew 28:19

* Without the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, we can accomplish nothing.
I Corinthians 2:4–5

* Achieving God’s purposes involves taking faith-filled risks. This always involves change.
Hebrews 11:6

Sharing our Faith

Evangelism on the Surgery ward.

  • In 2010 there were 1,700+ people at Bongolo Hospital who prayed to receive Christ.
  • In 2011 there were 1,278 people who prayed to accept the Lord at Bongolo Hospital.
  • During 2012 there were 1,517 patients and their family members who prayed to receive the Lord!
  • 2013 found 1,083 new people who accept Christ as Savior.
  • As of the end of August 2014 there has been over 1,010 people who have accepted Christ at the Hospital!

Follow-up of those who have expressed a desire to follow the Lord  remains difficult. These believers scatter over the whole country and into the Congo (Brazzaville). Some go to cites that have active churches but others return to small villages that have no Christian witness. All are sent home with Christian literature to help strengthen them in their Faith.