Author: Sarah Rexford
You stomp down on the accelerator, driving as fast as you safely can to the hospital.
Someone you love is in dire need of surgery, and you hope you can get there in time. It’s late at night, and your fears grow as you rush through the darkness.
As you hurry in and your loved one is prepped for surgery, you anxiously pace in the waiting room. Palms sweaty, you hope for good news.
Hardly any time passes before you see one of the nurses approaching you.
Jumping out of your seat you eagerly await the news.
“We’re so sorry,” he says. “But we can’t perform surgery until tomorrow morning. With no light to see, the doctor can’t perform surgery until he can get some morning light in the room.”
Can you imagine being in a situation like this?
In the States, we easily take for granted the bright, surgical lights in hospitals. But in the Congo, people cannot take lighting for granted. In fact, even getting one light in an operating room is met with sincere gratitude and celebrated with thanksgiving.
Recently International Aid had the privilege of providing the African Medical Alliance (AMA) with a new, dual-head LED light for use during surgeries.
This light was shipped and delivered safely to Tandala Hospital, Democratic Republic of Congo, and will aid doctors in doing what they do best—changing and saving lives.
About the light, it was said,
“It’s truly a reason to praise God for His provision, not only the funding, but also the safe arrival and installation of the light.”
International Aid is honored to glorify Christ by providing medical equipment for those in need. This is one of many stories we are happy to share with you, our faithful friends and donors.
This LED light will greatly help doctors performing surgeries and consequently, bring hope and encouragement to those at Tandala Hospital.