Global Woman Highlight | Debbie Eisenhut

Posted on: November 28, 2013 Written by
Global Woman Highlight | Debbie Eisenhut

I am a general surgeon. I work at ELWA Hospital with SIM near Monrovia, Liberia. I’ve been here for six months. The country is recovering from a terrible civil war. It has been over for 10 years now but the infrastructure of the country has not yet recovered. For instance, the only power is by generator. And country has also suffered an incredible ‘brain drain’. The current hospital has deteriorated significantly and a new one is being built by Samaritan’s Purse. It is due to open in late 2014. Meanwhile we are trying to train staff and bring up patient care standards. I arrived in April and began to try to improve conditions. Two other doctors just arrived and two more are due to come soon.


Please pray for wisdom in knowing what things to address in making improvements. Please pray for adequate equipment that functions well. And pray for protection for our equipment from failure and theft. Please pray for a well-functioning team especially as more doctors arrive. Pray for encouragement for the Liberian staff as they must make so many changes. They need not only an upgrade in their medical skills but they desire discipleship too. Please pray for health and for stamina as I take every other night call.. Please pray for stability and development for the country of Liberia and that the church will make a difference in the country. And, last but not least, please pray that I will continue to be in the Word and in prayer daily.


@2013 Thrive.

About the author

I am a general surgeon with SIM currently working at Mbingo Baptist Hospital helping with the surgical residency program. The Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons at 10 sites on the continent is training Christian surgeons to work in Africa. The spiritual training of the residents is as important as the medical education. I feel privileged to be able to be part of this strategic work. My official posting is at ELWA Hospital in Liberia where I still have a home. However, it is not currently possible for me to do surgery there so I have come to Mbingo. I am praying and waiting on the Lord for clarity as to whether I should stay here long-term or whether He will eventually make it possible for me to return to Liberia.

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