The long line of women in this photo are moms waiting to get their babies vaccinated.
Most of the babies were born here at Hôpital de Guinebor. Debbie is inside maternity helping do the vaccinations.
We’re glad so many moms are faithful to comply with our requests to vaccinate their children as Chad has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the world.
Today the temperature outside is only about 90F but in the hot season it will get as hot as 120F, and we have a three month + rainy season that makes waiting outside, as these moms and babies are doing, difficult or not even possible.
Thus, to make this vaccination program more efficient we will need to build a simple waiting area that will cost $20,000.
To help with this project, send your gift to:
CEF PO Box 2652 Lexington, SC 29071 USA Attn: Evans Jones
Please designate clearly that your gift is for “Vaccination building” Hopital de Guinebor, Chad.
Dr. James McGilliavry had a 60-year surgical career in Canada and retired “too early” at age 86!
He contacted me and told me he felt he still has a little tread on his tires and is still feels he can help needy people.
I said, “ Okay, Jim, let’s give it a try!”
How many people his age can or would travel alone from Canada to Chad?
He arrived in good form and has been living with Debbie and me. We have never had an easier guest!
His surgical experience is vast and he knows his profession well!
We have had many interesting conversations and I respect him as he is just a decent, ethical, competent brother surgeon as well as older brother in Christ. Hey, I don’t have many older ones! Older by eleven years!
Jim has certainly been an inspiration to me. He will serve with us three more weeks and we will really miss him when he leaves!
God is good and continues blessing us and this place.