Monday, August 06, 2012

Daniel at Dondi

Mother and child at Dondi Mission hospital
Steve Collins, operating on a patient with cataracts (over 100 operations in 2 weeks at Dondi)

Patient in bed, after her surgery

 A happy patient the morning after the operation, able to see her daughter again

AK-47 shells: remnants of the war in Huambo province

I visited Dondi Mission Hospital for two weeks last month. While i saw patients with general medical problems, Steve Collins cared for patients with eye complaints (the main reason for our trip). Until the mid-1970's, the mission maintained a seminary, agricultural school, leprosy mission, TB sanitorium, nursing and lab training schools, an international school, animal husbandry and a busy hospital servicing an area close to 2 million people. All this was destroyed during the civil war; now, a Bible school and girl's school are all that remain. 

It's a beautiful area, with even more beautiful people we met through our work there. And we pray that, with time, help for the people of the area will be restored.

4 comments:

Paulo F Ribeiro, PhD, PE, FIEEE - Adriana Schalkwijk Ribeiro, MPH, MD said...

Dear Daniel and Pri,

So happy you were able to update the blog! We long for news from you!It brightens up our day, seeing the work you are doing and the pictures of Zeke. Praying for wisdom...
A hug to all of you!
from Itajuba,
M&P

Rachel Van Dyken said...

Prayers to you and your family!

Rachel Van Dyken (Calvin alumni)

Rachel Van Dyken said...

Prayers to you and your family!

Rachel Van Dyken (Calvin alumni)

Merling and Luke (AACRC) said...

Always touching to read your blog.
Too bad they don't need any Psychiatrist out there, otherwise God would have called us when we're younger, right ?!
Thanks for the recent postcard.
Will continue to pray for your family and work.