Friday, 03 June 2016 15:01

Health Awareness Training in Chad

Health Awareness Training in Chad

One out of five children in Chad dies before the age of five. And many women die during childbirth. The Medical Works department of the Association of Grace Brethren Churches in Chad uses health centers and a surgical center to meet physical as well as spiritual needs of people.

Nurse Rhode and Pastor Julien held basic health and hygiene seminars in May in the village of Belaba just outside of the large city of Moundou. Though the government broadcasts health information in French, Rhode is able to spend time speaking to people in their own language while weaving in biblical truth. Rhode currently works at a health center as a nurse midwife and does this training on a voluntary basis. Pray that the association would see the need to support her in a full-time public training capacity.

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Update provided by Kirk and Kay Carver, long-time Encompass missionaries to Chad.