We have just returned from another productive trip to Egbe, Nigeria, with a large team of volunteers. Some have served in Egbe before, and for others it was their first time to Africa. Each of them were touched by the warm greetings of “You are Welcome!” expressed frequently by our Nigerian friends and colleagues. The community is overjoyed that we would come from so far away to help build, train, plan and share.
Those interested in coming on a trip often ask, “I am not a doctor, nurse or construction manager, so what would I do if I came on a trip to Egbe Hospital?” Our answer — So much!! On this trip, none of the volunteers were doctors or construction managers yet, together with our team on the ground, we were able to move the revitalization forward. Their number one skill? A willing heart and hands to help. Let me share a few projects the volunteers worked on …
And equally important, the volunteers took time to get to know our missionary team and their ministries, to go to distance villages to observe the dental, HIV and mobile health clinic outreach programs, attend church in the village, pray with patients at their bedside, work alongside the hospital and workshop staff… and simply appreciate the culture and life in Africa – visit the Palace, the King and the chiefs, the village market, Fulani camps of the cattle herdsmen, orphanages, and hikes to enjoy beautiful scenes.
Consider how God can use you as we continue with the revitalization of the Schools of Nursing and Midwifery located within the Egbe Hospital complex. We’d love to have you join us on our October 2019 trip.
Thank you for your interest, your prayers and your partnership in this huge project that is bringing Hope, Healing and Training to such a remote area of Nigeria.