In about a week one of the doctors who traveled with us to Rwanda in June 2010 is headed back to that great green country. He will be spending some time in the clinic doing ongoing training for the local doctors and nurses. He’ll also get to attend the official medical clinic and community well dedication. It took a year and a half and an incredible amount of red tape but now The Ndengera Clinic is officially certified with the governmemt. The well also had more bumps and twists than we ever imagined but it too is up and running. To celebrate they are having a ceremony. I had the great priveledge of writing a letter to be read on behalf of our church and team. This whole project continues to be one of my greatest joys. Here is what I wrote. I wish I could be there to read it myself.
Greetings from Liberty Bible Church and the medical partners in the United States. It is an honor to be here at the dedication of the Ndengera Clinic and well. On this happy day, we echo the words of Paul in Philippians 1: 3-5
“I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
We honor the commitment of our brothers and sisters in Rwanda as you invest in this clinic and well. We trust that your efforts will continue and broaden in support though out the community.
It is our hope that this clinic will provide compassionate care to the people in Gisenyi and to the children of the Ndengera Foundation. It is our desire that the clean water from this well will support the good health of the community.
More than that though, it’s our prayer that all who come in contact with this facility will feel the love of Christ and the encouragement of being served by those who love Jesus.
We have been blessed by your friendship and thank you for the opportunity to partner with you in this great work.
I hope they take a lot of pictures.