July 20th, 2017 by mihiretbelihu
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The Mission: One of the things that really impressed me this first week in Soddo (among many) is how the missionaries take their mission seriously “care for the poor, train African surgeons to serve Africa and share the love of Christ in word and deed”. The female GPs in the hospital have a bible study that meets on Tuesday evenings in one of the Missionaries house, Wednesday morning is Chapel for the entire staff, and a prayer meeting in the evening just for the missionaries, Thursday morning is small group bible study for everyone.
During the meetings that the whole staff is a part of there is no other activity going on in the hospital, no rounds, except for urgent/emergent patient care matters and there are bible study materials well prepared for everyone. The surgeons pray before every surgery and most of the physicians also pray for their patients. There is also chaplains which is not very common in developing countries. I have not worked in a missionary hospital before but this was very refreshing to me to be able to participate in the healing ministry of Jesus which involved physical health but most importantly the healing of the soul.