Tim & Ginger Hock-C.A.R. February 2010
Grace Brethren International Missions
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Medical/Surgical Team Yes, I know, this is still
Truck & Trip Problems our Christmas photo, but
Dental Work the dog looks so good in
this photo that we
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We hope you take the
time to read all the good
things God is doing in
Bangui, C.A.R. and
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of His goodness.
For one quick, intense
and incredible week the
Bangui team hosted a
U.S. medical team with
doctors, surgeons, a
physician assistant and
an anesthesiologist. The
team was able to do
surgery at one of the
local hospitals in Bangui.
Here are a few
AMAZING statistics for
consults were done (with
the help of one of our
340 Medical consults
56 Surgeries performed
In addition to this many medicines were distributed and many exams were done
away from the hospital. Over 500 people were helped!
It was an exhausting but exciting week to be able to help so many people. We
thank God for the sacrifice of the doctors and helpers and the leadership and
direction of Mike Taylor
Many lives were saved and hearts touched for the glory of God.
Ginger and Emmanuel (Hand in Hand Coordinator)
were able to make a trip to the small village of Gaga
to visit one of our newest Hand in Hand schools. As I
sat observing the class I noticed one boy in the back
of the room who seemed so excited and anxious to
answer any question. He was bigger than many of the
other students. I called him outside and began to
question him. His name was ABOUR Kassali and he
is 12 years old. He is Mu**lim and lives in the village
with his mother, grandmother and 2 siblings. He has
never had the opportunity to attend school before and
he loves coming each day. He said his favorite thing
about school is he knows he will have a full stomache
each day. Our Hand in Hand schools provide a lunch
for every student Monday through Friday. Thanks to
the West Kittanning, PA church for their partnership
with Gaga. Who knows what spiritual influence our
school will have on this young Mu**lim boy and
Pray for Kassali and his family!
Truck & Trip Problems
Tim and Wilfried headed to the forest to work with the Bayaka
Pygmy in the village of Moale. Two medical students who spent
a month in C.A.R. were traveling with them and really looking
forward to helping some of the Bayaka children. The trip is about
225 kilometers through very rough "roads". After 4 hours of
travel and within 30 kilometers of Moale the truck broke down.
Fortunately Tim was able to use the satellite phone and call for
Janet Varner, who was teaching at the Mbaiki Bible Institute.
She was able to drive to meet them and tow them back to
Mbaiki and then the following day to tow the truck back to
Bangui. So much for the visit and experience for the two medical
students. As you can see in the photo, Tim has his work cut out
for him. Praise God no one was hurt and the truck is repairable.
As we always say, "This is Africa", things don't always go as
While Dr. Rick was here visiting his sponsor child on
an Orphan Team he also took the time to do some
work at our dental clinic. Rick has been here many
times and I always enjoy assisting him with
translation, holding a flashlight or just holding the
hand of a patient. I LOVE doing dentistry! It was great
to see Rick, his wife Jo'el and son Eric and also fun
for me to be able to be a "pretend dentist" for a day.
Thank you for your faithful prayers!
Serving HIM in the C.A.R.
Tim and Ginger Hock
Grace Brethren Intl Missions