By Esther Tredoux
Dr Taryn McAllister, Dr Jenny Laithwaite, our new volunteer ophthalmologist, along with Sister Connie and the nursing staff at DFH were able to perform 15 eye surgeries.
Pastor Grant Flaum from Central Parks City Church and Ryan Christie, a member of his congregation, went along on the flight to minister to the patients at the hospital.
The nurses in the paediatric ward were having internal issues and were suffering from exhaustion and were busy holding a meeting regarding this. Pastor Grant, Ryan and Thendo made their way around the hospital and when they entered the paediatric ward they asked the nurses if they could pray for them. The nurses were shocked that without asking God He had answered their prayers so quickly. The team prayed for the nurses and then consulted with each nurse individually to help bring clarification to the situation they were facing.
Two nurses were suffering from physical ailments, one nurse had problems with her knee and another had problems with her hip, they were prayed for and were immediately healed.
Whilst in the paediatric ward the team noticed a 6 year old boy in isolation who had the build of a 4 year old. They were informed that he had respiratory disease and was to be kept apart from the other patients to prevent further infection. Pastor Grant, Ryan and Thendo prayed for the boy and he accepted Christ as his Saviour.
The team also prayed for many patients with HIV who hadn’t come to terms that they were infected by the virus and are now looking towards taking medication and living healthy lives, through the word of God.
We praise God that we were able to not only bring physical healing to this hospital, but spiritual healing as well.