There is more activity here on the rural hills of Burundi. A two-level, 8,500 square feet, patient ward building will be built here at Kibuye Hope Hospital. This new building will provide space for forty-eight patients receiving internal medicine and surgery recovery care, increasing our total bed capacity to 148. This is obviously a huge increase for us, and this building represents a very large step forward towards our long-term vision for Kibuye. The total cost for building and equipping this patient ward is...Read More
Kibuye Hope Hospital has initiated the patient feeding program! This program is designed to get warm, nourishing meals to our patients. Right now patients are receiving a cup of warm Busoma porridge in the mornings. We have also been able to include some family members and caretakers in the program. Doctor Carlan Wendler says: “Monday morning, when I walked up the hill to check on the feeding program, I was struck by how quiet the campus was. Normally at that hour all the moms and garde-du-malades (caretakers,...Read More
Greetings all, and good news! As of Saturday, January 10, Sylvain Nzohabonayo has been named Rector of Hope Africa University. This decision was made by unanimous action of the university Board of Administration and reviewed by the Burundi Minister of Higher Education and Research. I am personally very pleased with this action and believe it is an answer to many prayers. Sylvain is highly qualified, both personally and professionally. Let me give you a few details. Sylvain is a member of the first graduating...Read More
Dr. John Cropsey has been recognized by the American Academy of Ophthalmology for his work in Africa. The full write up from the Academy can be found on their website. “The Academy’s Board of Trustees and Senior Ophthalmologist Committee is proud to announce the inaugural 2014 recipient of the Artemis Award: John M. Cropsey, MD; nominated by Wills Eye Institute.” Dr. Cropsey was nominated for his dedication to serving the needs of the poor and underserved. He has done so while sacrificing the...Read More
A tribute to Bishop Elie Buconyori on the anniversary of his death. Wednesday of this week was the one-year memorial service for the founder/rector of Hope Africa University, Bishop Dr. Elie Alexander Buconyori, who died a year ago on East…er. A quadrangle of tents were set up around the grave site, on the grounds of the Ngagara Free Methodist Church adjacent to the campus. There were probably a thousand people present. His life is an easy one to celebrate because he was a truly great man–churchman, a...Read More
“Chapels at Hope Africa University often contain unpredictable (and wonderful) parts. Yesterday was no exception. The speaker spoke from Matt. 26, the first Lord’s Supper, on Jesus’ words “This is my blood of the new covenant” and the importance of all of us being in that covenant through Jesus Christ. Then the chaplain Jean Pierre walked to the center and began to sing “There is Power in the Blood,” in French. The song comes through strikingly in French where, roughly...