I was encouraged to read about our summer medical internship in Ghana. They went into the villages of this West African nation.
This small team saw 1,839 patients. treated 333 cases of malaria and 192 patients received a decent supply of blood pressure medications. Pain medications were given to hundreds, and reading glasses enabled reading and working for dozens.
Many villagers in the bush practice mystical spiritualties and witchcraft. One of the men the team treated had been a fetish priest—a very powerful member of the village known to cast spells and act as a witch doctor.
Through Reach Beyond's local partner (Theovision) in his village, this man heard the Bible in his own language and found Christ.
In another village, a man returned as a patient for a second time that week. Instead of feeling better from Monday’s treatment, his breathing and heart rate got worse.
With more investigation, our doctors concluded he couldn’t remain at our clinic but had to be rushed to the hospital. On the way to the hospital, a Theovision staff person had the opportunity to share the gospel with the man. He entered God’s kingdom that day.
Thank you for your prayers and partnership with us as we bring this message of salvation and eternal life to millions through media and healthcare.
Next month, Noonie and I will be in the same country, Ghana, where our medical interns were. We will be doing radio training with many African broadcasters, in partnership with Moody Radio and Theovision.