Clearing Needed for “Take Off”

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Steve and Alace Straw and their family are in Gabon as missionaries with Air Calvary. They are also with IFAP,  the International Fellowship of Alliance Professionals.  They have come to open the first ever Air Ambulance service to the Bongolo Hospital. They live in Libreville, capital city of Gabon.
Steve wrote that over the past 5 months they have laid the foundation for the program and they are ready to start flights as soon as an aircraft is in place. They have approximately $145,000 to go to reach their goal of $650,000 to purchase a suitable airplane that has a large carrying capacity as well as the ability to get into and out of short airstrips.  In the meantime, they have been granted access to use an aircraft belonging to a Belgium agricultural company based here, in Gabon.  So, what’s the hold up?  Read on! (more…)

Final Day of School Year!

On June 13 the Nursing students met at the school at 9am for their last day of their second year of classes. After cleaning the school classrooms and office everyone sat around in a circle and had a sandwich lunch. Songs were sung then came some testimonies of how God Read more…

Called to Medical Missions!

Dr. Deborah Walker, a Pediatrician at the Bongolo Hospital, shares Claude Alain’s exciting story of God’s healing as well as her testimony of how she was called to serve Christ through medicine. Her article appeared in the January 15, 2014 “a-Life, Alliance Magazine” by the title, ” Through Healing Hands”. Read more…

Fire!

Mid afternoon on Friday January 17th there was a city power outage at the Bongolo Hospital and Station. The emergency generator was started. Dr. Zach O’Connor went frequently to see if the city power was on so he could switch the hospital back to it and turn off the generator.  Read more…

Outpatient Medical Clinic

Another new building is going up at the Hospital. It will be an Outpatient Medical Clinic for doctors and nurses who consult adult patients. The original building where they consulted was very old and was torn down. They have been working out of a temporary building until this new building Read more…

PAACS Graduation 2013!

PAACS held its 9th graduation ceremony and celebration at Bongolo Hospital on July 28 for Dr.Philadelphie Dembele (Mali) and Dr. Ruffin Loua (Guinea-Conakry), the 9th and 10th graduates from Bongolo (27th and 28th from PAACS). During the same ceremony, Bongolo Hospital’s 3-year ophthalmology training program (POB) graduated its first ophthalmology Read more…

Fire Truck Headed to BONGOLO!

After witnessing a fire in a Bongolo Hospital warehouse two years ago, Missionary Joanna Thelander’s visiting parents, Dave and Diann  Conquest, returned home and purchased a Fire Truck on EBay for $3,175!  With the help of the community in Pittsford, New York and local fire departments, the Conquests have collected Read more…