By Linda Spriegel, Kenya
In the book Miracle at Tenwek, an early missionary nurse tells of a patient who told her he had passed up other medical facilities to come to Tenwek Hospital because “the hands here are kind.” Since that time, Tenwek has become a major medical referral center in western Kenya. Thousands of patients regularly forego other hospitals to come to a place with a growing number of specialties and where they still receive compassionate care in Jesus’ name.
People connected with Tenwek have been praying for years for a computed tomography scanner, a machine that combines a series of X-ray views taken from different angles to produce cross-sectional images of body tissues. The steady increase in the sophistication of care offered at Tenwek in recent years has made it more important to have this level of technology. Could it really happen?
At the commissioning celebration, Dr. Mike Chupp challenged the staff to continue to make Tenwek Hospital a place where patients find kind hands. “A different CT scan, Christ’s Touch, is the great hope for Kenya, Africa, and the world.”
ACT: Pray that every patient who has a CT scan at Tenwek Hospital will truly experience Christ’s Touch.
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