Le Petit Culte

French – lit. “the little worship” One of Bongolo’s staff chaplains shares the Gospel message with those gathered in the waiting area outside consultation Monday morning. Bongolo’s chaplain ministry delivers such messages daily throughout the week, as well as visiting patients and families for bedside ministry in their rooms.  Ministries like these distinguish Bongolo as …

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Friends of Bongolo

American man shakes hands with African doctor in white lab coat while others look on

Visitors from US-based nonprofit Bongolo Friends and Allegheny Center Alliance Church toured Bongolo’s campus and met with doctors, leadership, and other staff this week to learn more about the work God is doing in Gabon and to discuss specific ways these organizations can partner with the hospital to help further its mission. Photo by Ulrich …

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“La Relève de Demain”

Doctor in white lab coat administers eye exam to a child

French – “The succession of tomorrow” Veteran ophthalmology resident Dr. Roger looks on as newly-arrived surgical ophthalmology intern Dr. Siméon administers an on-site visual acuity exam to a patient in the pediatrics department. Bongolo’s strong tradition in training prepares its graduates to not only provide excellent medical care, but to pass on their knowledge to …

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Making Disciples

Doctors and medical workers converse outside African hospital

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”  – Matthew 28: 19-20 Students in Bongolo’s nursing program benefit from frequent opportunities to work alongside experienced doctors and nurses to …

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Gabrielle

Premature newborn baby with medical tubes

At only 1200g (2lbs, 10oz), premature newborn Gabrielle is smaller than 99% of newborn babies as she joins the world.  Her cesarean birth at Bongolo was a success and her prognosis is good, but given a complication late in the pregnancy doctors say Gabrielle would not likely have survived a home birth had her mother …

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The Little Children

Children at a picnic table

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 19:14 The pediatrics department at Bongolo Hospital sees thousands of patients each year for care of conditions like malaria, pneumonia, sickle cell anemia, and dehydration, making Bongolo’s pediatrics department one of …

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