Stories From the Rainforest

Dr. Sam Fabiano, Bongolo’s 18th PAACS Graduate – “Stir up one another to love and good works” Hebrews 10:24

Dr. Samuel Chimbioputo Sassamela Fabiano is Bongolo Hospital’s most recent PAACS graduate. The PAACS (Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons) program trains African physicians to Western standards in surgery while at Read more…

Clearing Needed for “Take Off”


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…)