Ethan and Melissa Molsee
ABWE - Togo, West Africa

April 3, 2020

Last weekend I (Ethan) was called by our local government authorities to participate in a meeting concerning the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Mango. A couple other members of our medical team and I gathered in a large circle under the trees (with at least 6 feet between chairs) with local authorities and discussed how this was going to change life in Mango.

Like you, our lives have been impacted by COVID-19. Africa has not yet been as affected to the same degree as parts of Asia, Europe and North America but our region’s numbers are starting to rise steadily. So far Togo has only 40 confirmed cases (one here in Mango), but north of us in Burkina Faso and to the west of us in Ghana, they've recently seen rapid growth in the number of confirmed cases (261 for Burkina Faso and 195 for Ghana).

The government has put restrictions in place, closing land borders and restricting traffic on the one paved national road that links Lomé (our capital) to Cinkassé (our most northern town). The airport has stopped allowing incoming passengers although one airline is still providing service to the States, but we expect this will be further limited or stopped all together soon. Public gatherings are restricted to 15 people and churches, schools and mosques have all been closed. While women selling items in markets are required to wear masks, thankfully the markets have been allowed to stay open – our friends live day to day, making enough money each day to buy enough to provide food for their family for that day. They don’t have the option to stockpile food and other necessities and no way to preserve it either (we're in hot season with daily temperatures over 100F and nights not getting under 90F).

Life and plans here at the hospital have changed too. While we had planned to attend a medical conference this week and take a week of vacation following the conference, like many of you, our plans changed with the arrival of COVID-19. First, the conference (which would have had over 900 attendees from medical mission works all over the globe) was cancelled, and then all of the short-term volunteers who had planned to cover the needs of the hospital in our absence had to cancel their trips due to travel concerns. In fact, currently with international and in-country travel severely restricted, all of our short-term medical volunteers for the next several months have had to cancel their trips and many of our long-term providers have cancelled their vacation and conference plans and postponed furlough trips.

Here at the hospital, we have been preparing to face the virus. Elective surgeries have been cancelled, hospital visitors have been limited, and an area of the hospital which is more isolated but has oxygen capacity has been designated as our COVID-19 ward. Unfortunately, we are also still in Lassa Fever season so patients are now being screened for both Lassa Fever and COVID-19, thus we are running two separate suspect wards. Due to travel restrictions, closed borders, and the government's recommendation that people stay home, our entry has gone from having over 100 patients waiting to be seen a couple of weeks ago to just a couple of dozen patients each day. (Click here to watch a short video clip of the difference the last week has made to the number of patients waiting.)

Some of the higher-risk missionaries (those in their 60s and 70s) are returning to the States. We have a COVID-19 committee who is monitoring the situation around the world and advising us on necessary changes and precautions. Gatherings are more limited and social distancing has arrived. The MK school was closed last week for an extended spring break.

We are uncertain as to what the days and weeks ahead will hold. The Hospital of Hope is the primary hospital in our region. Even so, we lack equipment that has been desperately needed by critical patients in other countries. The closest ventilators (probably less than 5 total) are located hundreds of kilometers away over closed roads and borders. Evacuating a colleague even in the best of times requires days of preparation between multiple organizations and several countries. This will not be an option even if a provider becomes seriously ill. It is a sobering reminder of the frailty of life. We are thankful that the God who has brought us this far, through good times and difficult times, will not abandon us now.

Celebrating 5 Years

Last month we celebrated the 5th anniversary of the Hospital of Hope. Since March 2015, we have seen over 62,000 patients (many have returned multiple times), hospitalized over 22,000 patients, performed almost 6,000 surgeries and delivered over 3,000 babies. We celebrated with a party for our 160 employees, a soccer match, and ended with a group photo in front of the entry. It was a wonderful time of reflection on God’s blessing and provision and His constant presence. Five years ago we could never have imagined the heartbreak and triumph that lay ahead, and the wonderful work we would see done in the lives and hearts of people we've come to love. We are so thankful for the privilege of serving the people of West Africa in His name!

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Molsee Family Update

We are thriving here in the work that God has allowed us to share in. Ethan continues as the hospital’s director and is finishing up his Master’s degree in Business Administration. He is staying busy with his many team and hospital responsibilities. Melissa continues to balance her roles as a physician in the hospital and clinic as well as a wife and mother of our 4 boys. She loves the freedom she has to pray with patients and invite chaplains to speak Truth in heart languages to those who so desperately need to hear. Both Ethan and Melissa continue to take Anufo lessons together from a local teacher which often leads to laughter and new cultural discoveries. The boys were happy for a break from school but miss being around all their friends. Aaron (age 13) has become an expert snake killer. We have lost track of how many snakes have been killed around our house in the last 2 months. Eli (age 10) continues to take French lessons with Aaron and can handle phone calls from hospital for his parents with surprising ease. Aden (age 7) blew away the Molsee record for the highest number of malaria parasites in a blood test earlier this month. Even though it is hot/dry season, malaria is still very present! Thankfully, we were able to start treatment quickly and he recovered nicely. Ezra turns 6 in a few weeks…his reading skills have exploded, and he loves to do whatever his brothers are doing. We are thankful for opportunity to serve together as a family. We are so appreciative of "Aunt Megan" (teacher Megan) who has made our sometimes hectic life less hectic even more than usual over these past few weeks. Megan's spent time with the boys with school being out on days when Ethan and Melissa are working. We really could not do what we do without a team here and on the other side of the world.

Thank you so much for your faithful support and encouragement – whether that is through praying or giving financially regularly or from time to time – we are thankful for your sacrifices. We often say it but we couldn’t be here without you. Thank you for sending us out. We continue to pray for you as you also face uncertain times and illness in your families. We pray that as the world faces new fears and difficulties that God will be glorified and that His Word will go forth.

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December 9, 2019


As he entered the exam room and sat down, I was immediately struck by the peace and quiet joy that radiated from his face. We went through the formal greetings and he folded himself into the chair in a typical Fulani fashion. He was here for a routine visit, but it was my first time seeing him, so I flipped through his chart and was astonished at what I saw…chronic liver disease, moderate renal failure and severe heart failure. More astonishing was his story…he lives in a region of Burkina Faso (the country to our north) that has been greatly affected by terrorists. He himself had been a devout Muslim but had a neighbor who was a Christian. This neighbor tried on multiple occasions to witness to him, but he refused to listen. His health began failing and he was unable to find answers in the local clinics. His neighbor (the Christian) is good friends with one of our chaplains and so he brought the sick man to our hospital (a 9-hour moto ride!). With a proper diagnosis and treatment, his chronic severe medical problems began to stabilize. He listened intently to the story of Hope and gave His life to Christ. Now he cheerfully travels back and forth for his follow-up visits and always makes sure to stop by the chaplain’s office to pray and visit with them.

and lows...

She looked at me with terrified six-year-old eyes - every fiber in her body heaving with the effort to breathe as she drowned in the fluid that had built up in her lungs. I did everything I could...blood tests, echography, medicines, oxygen. The oxygen mask made her claustrophobic and she would try to tear it off. She needed something more so we decided to switch to BiPap (a machine that could deliver a higher amount of oxygen) which could help her heart failure. However, the mask is even more restrictive, and she panicked. I held the mask to her nose and mouth as we tried to adjust the straps. She kept screaming in a horrible muffled way and then her desperate eyes met mine and then went blank and she died. And I couldn’t bring her back. And her mom wept beside me. And Matt Redmond’s song “One Day” echoed through my mind. One day He would make sense of this all. Because I couldn’t. And then I went to the next room where I told a mother of 5 young children (she had lost 6 others) that she was dying of rectal cancer. She had lost 75% of her blood volume. And there was nothing I could do. And the words of the song still echoed.

Our rains have finished, and the standing water is drying up. We are hoping that the number of cases of malaria starts to decrease as well. Over the past few months, we have lost many patients (mostly children) to this deadly disease. Many days, we would lose 1-2 patients (the highest was 5) per 12-hour shift! We are thankful that God has provided the grace and strength to continue despite the relentless loss.

New Old Diseases

Recently we had our first positive case of polio at our hospital. There have been a few positive cases in our region and the WHO (World Health Organization) is now involved. The government of Togo offers the polio vaccine but not all the children (especially in our remote northern areas) have been reached. Our hospital has been a part of the distribution of these vaccines. While it doesn’t change the fact that an adorable 3-year-old girl is now paralyzed for the rest of her life, we are hoping that other healthy children will not become ill with this preventable disease.

Harvest Time

On a recent Saturday, we were able to take a five-hour motorcycle ride through the area just north of us. We saw many fields of cotton, soybeans, millet and corn being harvested. It reminds us of how ready this region is to hear the Truth. Almost every week there are people coming to Christ, we have had several baptisms recently and church plants are growing and spreading. The study that Ethan and one of our chaplains supported during our first team now has a leader that has received Bible school training. He is now starting another study in a nearby village. Also, many of you heard about a young man who tragically lost his leg a few years ago but during the recovery process accepted Christ and declared that what he had gained was worth what he had lost. This young man has finally finished the equivalent high school (it can take longer here as students often have to drop out and work to earn enough money to keep going) and he recently started Bible school, hoping to become a pastor someday. Our team recently organized a two-day training seminar for almost 30 Togolese brothers and sisters involved in local Bible studies. Hope is being declared in our region.

On the Home Front

The boys just finished the first semester of school. They are doing well and enjoy their teachers and the other students. The older kids are quick to play with and look out for the younger children. A few days ago, one of the teachers found a snake just outside the school and the older boys quickly killed it. They have had a few scrapes and bruises, but we are thankful for overall good health! Check out our photo blog for more details of life in Mango ( We are looking forward to a visit from Melissa’s parents who arrive next week. It’s been a year and a half since we last saw them and are thankful for the sacrifices made by other family members in the States that will allow them to spend Christmas with us!

Births and Marriages

With a fairly young staff of over 150 Togolese workers at the Hospital of Hope, we have the fun of attending weddings and visiting our employees' new babies. A few weeks ago, we traveled an hour north to attend the wedding of one of our clinic nurse aides. He was originally a patient at our hospital who had a leg amputated. Today he is a believer and his warm smile that helps patients feel welcome as they enter our clinic reception area.

Thank You

As we near the end of 2019, we are reminded of how many of you are sacrificially giving to and praying for us and for the ministry here at the Hospital of Hope. We are thankful! Thank you again, we couldn’t be here without you!

August 7, 2019

With a sinking heart I reviewed the lab results. With this degree of kidney failure and the resulting changes in electrolytes, I figured the patient may have just days to live. The interventions we had tried had failed. We don’t have dialysis capabilities. I called the chaplain who spoke the patient’s heart language and asked him to come and help me break the news. The young man took the news stoically. The older brother was obviously the one in charge and asked intelligent questions. He explained that they had exhausted the family’s resources in caring for his younger brother. We were their last hope. Their mother sat off to the side, veiled and quiet. The chaplain (himself a M* background believer from their home country) asked them a few questions and sensing an openness began to share the Hope we have in Christ. I sat back and prayed. The older brother and the patient started asking questions and responded quickly to the questions posed by the chaplain. After 20 minutes, the chaplain turned to me and said, “Their hearts were already ready.” The entire family prayed right there in the exam room expressing their desire to follow Isa (Jesus). I slipped a quick glance during the prayer time at the mother and tears filled my eyes as I saw her face and hands lifted upwards. Heaven will be an amazing place one day as we all worship the Creator God together with all the differences that define and separate us here on earth finally gone.

New Believers

God continues to build His church in our region. One of our small churches recently baptized 15 new members. This church was started by a group of believers in a neighboring village which was started by a Bible study requested by a surgical patient who was saved at the hospital after spending several months recuperating. Earlier this year another village church baptized over 20 people. We continue to pray for the many Bible studies and house groups that meet all over Mango and the surrounding region.

Around the Hospital

It's hard to believe that the Hospital of Hope has now been open for almost four and a half years. So much has happened in these first few years, and we are incredibly blessed to be a part of a great team here in Mango who has front-row seats to what God's doing. To date, more than 50,000 people have been treated in either our hospital or clinic, and we recently had another record breaking month in the number of deliveries in our maternity department. We continue to have more patients showing up at the gate than can be seen in a day and many are from Burkina Faso (the country to our north). At times, the wait for a person with a chronic illness like back pain has been 5-11 days. One of our employees put the problem in a positive light…”it is a testimony to the medical care and love shown at our hospital that even 4 years after the opening, people are willing to pay a lot of money to travel up to 2-3 days and wait for up to a week and a half at the gate in order to receive medical care.” We are continuing to build and improve our facilities so that we can better serve the people of our region, and our team has been considering what the future of HOH should look like.

In June we celebrated the hard work of teammates and our nursing students as we participated in the graduation of the Hospital of Hope's first class of nurses to complete a 3-year training. What a blessing it is to have these new graduates working in the hospital. We are so thankful for the hard work of those who organized, taught, and kept this class going for three years as well as many of you who have contributed to the schooling cost of the students or helped with purchasing supplies.

Doing Life Together

One of our greatest joys is the privilege of doing life with our Togolese friends and employees. We enjoy going to marriages, baby baptisms, and dedications. With a fairly young group of employees and with the new nurse graduates, there are many weddings to attend and baby visits to be made. It is also an honor to walk alongside our employees during serious illnesses and in times of need and discouragement. Earlier this year, as one of our dearly loved employees battled a very serious illness, we prayed, and the medical team sent him for additional tests, tried treatments, and he underwent surgery at our hospital. Many prayers were poured out as we asked for physical and spiritual healing for his life. After an experimental treatment, he improved and has remained healthy. Whether God has used the simple medications we have to offer or is doing a miracle in Y’s life, we are thankful. Please pray that Y and his young family will find the hope that comes from knowing Christ.

Earlier this year, one of our cashiers (D) brought her young son to see Melissa at the clinic. Over the next few days his condition worsened, and he was hospitalized with multiple seizures, requiring resuscitation and CPR several times. D and her husband had struggled to have this baby and shortly after finding out she was pregnant; D’s husband received a scholarship to study the Qur’an in Jordan and so he left, not having had the chance to meet his son. Melissa and other women from our team had the opportunity to sit and weep and pray with D, pleading for the life of her son. Over the course of a day, his condition miraculously improved and he was discharged from the hospital several days later. He had another serious event a few weeks after this when he suffered a febrile seizure (Melissa might have set a personal speed record as she rushed him from the clinic to the station to stabilize him!), but he recovered quickly from this as well. D acknowledges that God did a miracle and D’s husband returned home to Mango in time to see the 2nd miracle happen. The ripples in the greater Mango community if this family found Truth could be far-reaching. We look forward to what God will do.

God's Provision

In our last prayer letter, we asked for prayer for a more stable supply of anti-venom and blood for transfusions. God has answered our prayers and our blood supply has remained sufficient for the needs. Our anti-venom supply continues to be a bit tenuous, but we have always had enough, and we continue to trust that God will continue to provide. We are thankful for the protection He has provided as many snakes have been discovered and killed in and around the house on the compound. Since our last communication, God provided an opportunity to purchase a Nissan Patrol from a missionary who had been serving in a neighboring country. She served for a while at the Hospital of Hope and mentioned she had a vehicle she wanted to sell in neighboring Burkina Faso and really wanted it to go to someone that would use it for ministry. Well, we’ve finally got it registered in Togo and what a blessing it is to have a reliable mode of transportation to villages and to hard-to-reach areas around us. Last week it made trips to villages for studies, a 6-hour trip to neighboring Benin to purchase antivenom from a partnering hospital, and a trip to Lomé.

Thank You...

Thank you again for your support and encouragement. We couldn’t be here without you!

Praying and Praising...


Please pray:

  • For opportunities to build relationships with our employees and neighbors.
  • For critical supplies and volunteers to arrive.
  • For unity as our team grows and changes.
  • That the hospital would be an effective tool to spread God's story of hope in our region.
  • For wisdom as we put together an advisory board for the hospital and together seek to address some legal matters.

Praise God:

  • For the many baptisms of new believers.
  • That we are almost back to 100% of our required support level.
  • For the many wonderful short and long-term teammates we get to serve alongside.
January 1, 2019

Happy New Year!

We have seen God accomplish so much this year! Hope Radio is broadcasting in local languages and sharing the hope that only God can give. We have seen dozens of people from different villages and tribes choose to express their belief in the Hope that Christ brings by being baptized after studying God's Word. We have worked beside and been encouraged by volunteers from different corners of the globe and we've welcomed long-term teammates. The hospital and clinic have treated thousands of people this past year and we've seen many lives spared. There have been daily opportunities to display God's love and grace to a broken world. We count it a great privilege to work beside such a wonderful team of missionaries and Togolese employees and we are beyond grateful for the small part that we're allowed to play in God's story here in Togo.

God gives, God takes – Blessed be His name

Half-way through my shift on a busy Saturday, a mother rushed her 9-year-old girl into our emergency area. She was unconscious and barely breathing. Despite intensive life-saving efforts over the next hour, the girl died without ever regaining consciousness. I suspected malaria and overwhelming infection. The family took the body home for burial and I had to turn my thoughts back to the many other sick patients already hospitalized. Just over an hour later, the same family brought in a 4-year-old girl – the little sister of the girl who had just died. She was also very ill with a similar diagnosis as her sister and we worked very hard to try to save her. It looked grim though and I prayed with her family and tried to prepare them for the worst. Through God’s grace and life-saving medications, Moudjana lived. As I saw her each day, I marveled with the family at the work that God had done in her life and grieved with them at the loss of Moudjana’s sister. A few weeks later, I was able to visit the family’s home with one of our hospital chaplains. This family is M* but through the hospital’s care for Moudjana, and through the care of other family members, we have been able to build a bridge into their lives.

This malaria season has continued to be a brutal one claiming the lives of countless children over the course of the past 5 months. Last Sunday night, I was called to the bedside of a little girl who had abruptly stopped breathing. The malaria parasites had reached her brain and were causing massive swelling. The mother began crying and the story slowly unfolded. She had lost her husband last year in Nigeria. She had had 8 children; this little girl was the 7th to die. One little boy was left, and he was mentally handicapped. The mother told me that she had no reason left to live and wanted God to take her life as well. The hopeless grief and despair on her face was palpable. I called for a chaplain who came and was able to comfort the mother. Through the hospital’s benevolence fund, we were able to pay for the hospital bill that would have otherwise been overwhelming. Two days later a group of chaplains visited her in her home and reported that she listened intently as they shared Hope with her. This family is also M* and we continue to pray that God will bring good out of brokenness.

His Kingdom grows – even where we cannot go.

Our clinic receives many people from Burkina Faso (the country directly north of us). Recently, the wait time to be seen for non-urgent problems was more than a week. These patients would camp outside of the gate and each day hope that they would be able to see a provider. For many of these patients our hospital offers their first interaction with a Christian. These kind and grateful people are looking for physical help after hearing of our hospital’s reputation. Over the past month, I (Melissa) have had the opportunity to call our chaplains numerous times to help me explain and deliver bad news (usually end-stage heart failure or cancer). On two different occasions last month, I have had the privilege of seeing 2 middle-aged men from a typically very closed tribe chose to follow Christ. One of them has returned for follow-up care and continues to grow in his faith. We are absolutely thrilled to see how God is building His kingdom even in areas where we are unable to go!

Snakes and Blood

With the end of rainy season comes the harvesting of crops. As people are in their fields, picking cotton, threshing corn, or bundling crops for transportation, we see an increase in the number of poisonous snake bites. The saw-scaled viper is especially common and causes bleeding problems that can be deadly if not treated quickly. It has been very difficult to keep a supply of antivenin in stock given the number of victims each week and a shortage in the available antivenom. We are thankful for many of you who have contributed to our antivenin fund which allows us to subsidize the cost of snake bite treatments.

Malaria continues, and one of the major side effects of malaria is often critical levels of anemia through the destruction of the red blood cells by the parasites. Area hospitals often run out of blood or the family can’t afford a transfusion (in the government hospitals you must pay before you receive any care). Many families have shown up at our gate with a limp, pale child in their arms asking if we have blood for their child. Through a variety of methods, we have been able to keep our stock up until the past week when we have run out twice. Our missionary team has pulled together and donated enough blood to keep us going – we even have MK teenagers offering to donate! This is such a tangible way to love our neighbors and be able to share how Someone much greater than us has given His blood to provide hope for humanity. Please pray that we will be able to keep our blood bank and anti-venom stock fully supplied!

Boys being boys.

Two weeks ago a breathless Aden showed up at our house telling me to come quickly as they had found a snake. I jumped on my bike and headed over to the school yard. Some of the boys were building a bike jump and in moving some bricks, a snake had uncoiled and slithered through one of the boy’s legs! Given our recent problems with an anti-venom shortage, I was thankful that it had kept going! We are also thankful for the safety God has given our boys as they climb trees, search for critters, ride motos and do other “boy” things. The boys love having their friends (the DeKryger boys) back! We are also so thankful for the education they are receiving from Aunt Kelli and Aunt Megan. Please pray that a 3rd teacher (Aunt Amanda) will quickly raise the rest of her support so that she can fill in when Aunt Kelli retires in a few years!

Thank You...

Thank you again for your support and encouragement. We couldn’t be here without you!


August 26, 2018

So Much Loss

Her shoulders shook with silent sobs as she leaned against the tiled wall for support. Her husband stood quietly next to the bedside where the still form of their six-year-old daughter lay, her pink, flowered skirt and gold hoop earrings a stark contrast to the piles of discarded medical equipment that surrounded her. The piles evidence of our desperate attempts to pull back the life that ebbed away in front of our eyes. Another young life cut short by malaria. I had just admitted her. Prayed with her family. Ordered life-saving medications and a blood transfusion. The malaria had chewed through her red blood cells, leaving the blood in her veins a watery reddish-pink liquid. The replacement blood hadn’t come in time and her heart simply gave out. Her father accepted our defeat with the words…”As Allah wills” and thanked us for trying. I held myself together as I talked with the team, turned to care for yet another patient and while writing up the death certificate but I couldn’t hold back the tears as I went to comfort her mother.

My mama’s heart ached. My physician’s heart wondered if there was something else I could have done. My believer’s heart struggled knowing that God is good and sovereign and yet overwhelmed with discouragement for the hurt and pain in this broken world so evident in life here. And yet, I am thankful that we are here to care for the physical needs. I am thankful that I was able to pray with them. I am thankful that through your support, we were able to help this family with their medical bill, so they would not have to leave without a daughter and yet with a debilitating debt.

Rainy Season

Rainy season is in full swing and with the cooler weather and greener landscape comes the plague of malaria. It is not surprising to admit 5 or more children a day who are dangerously anemic and/or seizing because of severe malaria. This number does not take into consideration the many patients who are seen in the clinic or who are given life-saving transfusions and then released home to continue their oral anti-malarial treatment. We are often the only hospital in our region who has blood available for transfusions and it is often daily that a desperate parent shows up with a very pale, lethargic child in their arms hoping that we might be able to save them. Malaria season hits the children under 5 years of age the hardest and lasts until October. Malaria never truly goes away, but it does become much less common during the dry season.

What's Ethan doing?

While Melissa has the opportunity to treat and interact with patients and families, I (Ethan) have been very busy in my role as general director of the hospital. It's never a boring job. Every week there are employee issues, supply issues, volunteer situations, and the list goes on. Sometimes they're humorous situations and sometimes they're just sad, but every day the need for God's wisdom, patience, and forgiveness can be seen. The hospital employs more than 140 people and after being gone for a year, I'm trying to build relationships with our employees and seek to find ways to encourage and equip them both in their jobs and in their personal lives. I still enjoy hopping on the moto (with Melissa or one of the boys) to visit an employee's home as they celebrate births of babies and mourn the passing of loved ones. I try to also stay involved in a local ministry and visit new believers and small groups as time allows.

And the Boys...

The boys have enjoyed being back where they are able to roam much of the 60-acre compound, climb trees, play on the big dirt piles and practice their slingshot accuracy. Much to their dismay, they have been expected to do some math and writing assignments to keep up their skills. We have been memorizing Hebrews 11 as a family which has been a great encouragement. Classes at the MK school start on August 27th – Aaron will be in 6th grade, Eli in 4th grade and Aden in 1st grade. Ezra (age 4) will be home for another year before starting kindergarten. There is a kind Togolese woman ("Z") who helped another missionary family last year with their children before they left on furlough. She will be staying with Ezra on the days that Melissa works. Please pray for “Z”, she is open to the gospel but has shared that she is afraid of what her family would say if she chose to follow Christ. Ezra loves her already because she makes him a special rice dish (a Togolese version of rice pudding). Aden was the first of our family to succumb to malaria this season. He is slowly improving and we are thankful for the access to a good hospital, blood tests and appropriate medications. Overall, we have been very healthy since our return for which we are thankful!

Thank You

We are grateful to be back in Mango and for the privilege of serving here at the Hospital of Hope. It was so encouraging to have had the chance to talk with so many of you who have faithfully prayed for and sacrificially given to the work that God is doing here. We are your “outposts” here in Mango. Please let us know if there are ways that we can pray for you and your church.

Praying and Praising...

Please pray:

  • For opportunities to build relationships with our employees and neighbors.
  • That needed volunteer staff would be found (short-term nurses from October-June, general surgeons from December-June).
  • For unity as our team grows and changes.
  • That the hospital would be an effective tool to spread God's story of hope in our region.
  • For wisdom as we put together an advisory board for the hospital and together seek to address some legal matters.

Praise God:

  • For this Sunday's baptisms of new believers.
  • That we are almost back to 100% of our required support level.
  • For the many wonderful short and long-term teammates we get to serve alongside.