Finding new hope in a hospital visit – Jean’s story

Jean was only seven years old when he brought his dying father to the HEAL Africa hospital.

“My father had been ill for a long time because the local hospitals were unable to help him”, recounts Jean.

Sadly, by this stage it was too late for the doctors at HEAL to treat Jean’s father and after a few days in the hospital he passed away.

But even though they were unable save his father, those few days changed Jean’s life forever…

Pray for Goma

In recent weeks heavy fighting has broken out between the DR Congolese Army and M23 rebel forces in the Eastern DR Congo, where our ministry partners, HEAL Africa and Ephphatha, live and serve. 

Right now we’re asking if you can join us in praying for our ministry partners and the innocent people caught up in this conflict.

The meaning of Easter – reflections from our ministry partners overseas

Easter is one of the most central celebrations to our Christian faith. It’s a time for us to remember the death and resurrection of Jesus – the source of our salvation.

This is true for our brothers and sisters overseas as well, and so recently, in the lead up to Easter, we caught up with some of our ministry partners to find out what Easter means to them and how they celebrate it.

Helping a father heal his son

From the moment Beni* was born it was clear that something wasn’t quite right.

Had he been born here in Australia, they may have picked it up early in a pregnancy scan, and they would’ve likely treated him within the first few months of his life.

Beni is now four years old and lives with his father, Joseph, in one of the outer districts of Goma city in the DR Congo. And he’s lived his whole life so far with a congenital malformation in both legs…

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