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.