A Word Behind You

Posted on: October 28, 2015 Written by
A Word Behind You
  Picture Praise Photography by: Debbie Eisenhut        


And your ears will hear a word behind you, ‘This is the way, walk in it,’ whenever you turn to the right or to the left.

Isaiah 30:21.

The picture is of a portion of Mbingo Baptist Hospital started in 1952 and administered by the Cameroon Baptist Convention. It is a large referral/teaching hospital. Patients not only get good medical care but they hear about the Great Physician who died for them and who wants to heal them spiritually too. The hospital has a wonderful ministry.

The hospital trains doctors, nurses, anesthetists, and many other medical workers. My job (I am a general surgeon) here is to help with the PAACS program—Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons. It is a ministry of the Christian Medical Dental Association and its goal is to train Godly Christian surgeons for Africa. My official posting is in Liberia at ELWA Hospital but I am just waiting on the Lord to speak regarding when or if I should return to Liberia or stay here.


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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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