“I need to read my Bible.”

By Dr. Wendy Hofman, Ophthalmologist. We missionaries have been praying for the arrival of our airplane for Air Calvary for many months….but I think that we weren’t the only ones who have been praying. A couple of weeks ago, I sat down to do a “routine” cataract surgery here at Bongolo Hospital, for a patient named …

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Airplane Commissioning!

From Pilot Steve Straw we learned that there were “About 200 supporters gathered at CXY Aviation in New Cumberland, PA on Saturday, October 24th to celebrate a milestone. Soon, the aircraft refurbishment phase will be giving way to the start of (the Air Ambulance) operations in Gabon! The event was a great time to see …

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Update on the new Plane!

Air Calvary and Pilot Steve Straw have ordered a Cessna 207 plane to begin an Air Ambulance Service in Gabon.  This plane  has 8 seats and plenty of luggage room. The storage compartment is just behind the engine and the cargo pod under the airplane. From Steve Straw’s blog of July 11: “We hope to …

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Fire!

From an August 1st letter written by Dave Thompson: Dear Friends, At 7:30 pm tonight I got a frantic call from one of our nurses with the alarming news that our hospital warehouse was on fire. Becki called around the station for others to come while I raced to the hospital.  When I arrived, about …

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On the Road Again!

Recently teams from South Shore and Faith visited to Bongolo and rocked the roads. Well actually they repaired the roads using laterite. Laterite  is a naturally occurring gravel formed by the dissolution of primary rock. Located approximately 3 meters below the surface, laterite needs to be uncovered then broke up with picks, a task that …

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Prayer Requests- June 20

Praise the Lord that the hospital now has a functioning X-Ray machine. Pray for the airstrip to get redone soon. A Chinese road company that is here to pave the main roads in Lebamba and the road to Ndende (20 miles to the west) has signed an agreement with the hospital to grade, level and compact …

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X-Ray Machine Works!

In May we finally were able to take X-rays again.  Mark Heydenburg from International Aid, spent four days with us and helped us set up a used X-ray machine we purchased last year.  Thank you, Mark! A couple of weeks ago Paul Davis and the hospital maintenance workers installed a plywood ceiling and air conditioning …

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