Monday, August 25, 2014

Recent Stories- Bongolo Eye Clinic

Here are some recent stories from the Bongolo Hospital Eye Clinic as shared by Dr. Wendy Hofman:

The "Other Eye" Guy
The "Other Eye" guy

The man in the attached photo had cataract surgery a couple of weeks ago.  Previously, he could only tell the difference between light and dark in both eyes, and now he says, “I see really well!”  He said that he had really missed seeing his children’s faces before.  The only problem he has now, he says, is when can we operate on his other eye?

Jumping for Joy!

Here is a patient that we operated on a few weeks ago.  She was so happy two days after surgery when Wendy saw her that she was grinning ear to ear and literally jumping up and down!  She spoke a tribal language and not French, so Wendy wasn’t able to understand what she said, but there was a crowd of people around her, just translating that she was very happy.

Please pray for Dr. Hofman, Dr. Elise, and the rest of the staff at the Bongolo Eye clinic.  They will be starting to train a new resident soon as well as undertaking a major expansion project of their facility.  The Bongolo Eye clinic performs more eye procedures than all of the other eye care facilities in Gabon COMBINED!  Each patient hears the Good News about God's great love for them and His desire to be their personal Savior.

Much of the sensitive equipment for the eye clinic has been transported by our aircraft.  In fact, eye clinic cargo was on one of the very first flights we had back in January 2010!

Insights to an African Bush Pilot's Life

Here is a great article that the wife of a colleague of mine, at our partner base in Cameroon, recently shared.  Enjoy the insight to their life serving in their neighborhood and in the skies of Africa.

The Many Layers of Ministry

My husband, Brandon, and I are coming to see that ministry here in Cameroon is like an onion with many layers. The outer layer consists of Brandon’s official ministry title as a pilot-mechanic. Brandon flies Wycliffe missionaries and their supplies between their ministry locations and the mission headquarters in the capital where we live. He also transports Christian medical teams and patients to and from hospitals. He even flew liters of blood, newly arrived from London, to a remote hospital where a critical surgery was taking place. Brandon feels privileged to serve in these ways.
Brandon fuels the Cessna 206 in the pre-dawn hours
Beneath this outer layer lies the complex and rewarding layer of relationships. Brandon’s work puts him in contact with a large variety of people—souls I should say. A good example is the airport official who thanked Brandon so sincerely after receiving a digital copy of the New Testament and the JESUS film in his mother tongue. We recently heard that this man took the JESUS film with him on a trip to his village. When he started to show it to some people on his phone, they said, “No, you must show this on our TV!” Soon they stopped him again and said...  Read More...

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Video- Sneak Peek

Enjoy a short video of some shots recently taken in Gabon.  We'll be adding some captions and additional shots, but I couldn't wait for you to take a sneak peek.