Meet Bert & Debbie

Oubre Family

Hope and healing for the nations through Christ.

That’s our heartbeat and what has sent us on medical journeys to nations like Nigeria, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, and now Chad.

It’s also what drove us to create the Cutting Edge Foundation (CEF) in 2002. The goal of CEF is to help the under-served through medicine.

We’re Bert and Debbie Oubre and we’re serving in Guinebor II just outside of N’Djamena, the capital of Chad in Africa.

Chad & Guinebor II in AfricaChad is home to approximately 13 million people, but it has only 300 doctors to meet their medical needs.

We’re working alongside the nationals in the hospital in the village of Guinebor II to improve the available medical care of the local population.

The 40-bed hospital in Guinebor II offers emergency, surgical, inpatient-medical, pediatric, obstetrics and gynecology, and laboratory services.


Bert Oubre in South SudanBert will serve as the medical director and surgeon.

Debbie, a registered nurse, will work in various departments and manage the guesthouse.

We’re grateful to be a part of what God is doing in Africa. And while we’ve “sacrificed” luxuries we’re accustomed to in the United States, the greatest tug on our hearts is for our children, who live scattered around the world.

Our daughter, Heidi, lives in Australia with her husband, Petter, and their son, Hudson.

Our son Philippe and his wife, Brenna, are moving to South Korea to teach English as a second language.

Our youngest, Joël, will be attending medical school at LSU.Debbie Oubre in Chad

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We appreciate your prayers and encouragement.

Bert and Debbie