Hospital ministry launches in Kenya.

By June 20, 2006

Kenya (MNN)–World Gospel Mission says doctors at Tenwek Hospital in Kenya have begun performing operations in their new surgical building.

The new 19,000 square-foot building was dedicated last year. What began as a humble clinic in 1935, has since grown into one of the largest Protestant mission hospitals in Kenya.

Staff work under the motto “We treat, Jesus heals.” Their facility is located in rural Kenya, 140 miles west of Nairobi, in the fertile highlands of the Bomet district. Each year, Tenwek’s staff treats more than 10,000 inpatients and 70,000 outpatients.

As of the November 2005 dedication, the building was ready to go but there was a hold on necessary equipment stuck in customs in Nairobi.

The two 40-foot containers, each containing roughly $200,000 worth of equipment was finally released, allowing work in the surgical/education building to begin. Continue to pray that the rest of the needed equipment will arrive from Nairobi customs undamaged.

Through projects like the hospital, WGM staff can share the hope of Christ through medical work, and by offering training in community health and development.

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