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New Life and Community Health
Medical News
Construction Updates
Transportation Praise
Prayer Needs

Building Health

Building Hope

Woman with Child
Giving the best medical and surgical care possible according to the means that God provides, with compassion, and  sharing the gospel of Christ clearly with everyone who comes.
March Update

Dear Friends and Partners,


We are encouraged weekly by the reports from Guinea.  God continues to bless the work and staff at CEH.   The reputation of the hospital for giving quality care is extending many miles. Several visits from key contacts in the U.S. Embassy in Guinea are planned during April.  They have appreciated our humanitarian efforts to serve the people of Guinea. 

Please take a few minutes to read the updates below and catch a glimpse of life at Compassion Evangelical Hospital through the pictures.  Thank you for your continued prayers and financial support.  

New Life and Community Health 

Dr. Maria shared this month about a discouraged young student named GT frustrated with family members dealing with drug addiction and divorce.  After spending time together, Dr. Maria was able to lead this student to the Lord.  We rejoice together and are thankful for the MIAPE cell church for the part they will play to disciple this young believer.


The MIAPE cell church held a second medical evangelization outing in the village of M15.  The community received them and they planted seeds for future visits.  In follow up visits to both M15 and G villages community health principles will be taught along with a continued witness for Christ.  The health topics covered are:
Villages need community health training.
Village woman

  • Why wash your hands?
  • Basic wound care
  • Confronting the mosquito problem and malaria
Medical News
Dr. Pepper and family above right. 
Dr. Little and family above on the left.
Dr. Robert Pepper and family

Dr. Robert Pepper, a family practice doctor and a long term SB missionary to the Pular people, came with his family to assist in the medical work for eight days. They generally work in a village four hours north of the hospital doing trekking to unreached villages and evangelism through telling Bible stories. Their familiarity with the Pular culture, enthusiasm for evangelism, and their fluency with the language greatly assist us with all of the work. This is their third short term service with us and each time they come it is a great encouragement to our staff.  Pray with us as they consider more frequent participation in our work for the Lord.


The volume of patients at CEH has risen 20% in this first Quarter of 2010 compared to first Quarter 2009. At times more than 100 patients arrive to seek care, pushing the medical staff to their capacity.  The need to serve each patient with compassion and conscientious care remains a priority.

Construction Update

The construction team completed the final work on the wards.  They also built the ramp and sidewalk connecting the clinic to the wards. Up to eight patients have already been housed in this building even as it was being finished.  Job, our chief nurse on the wards, is training the Guinean nurses on the basic principles of how to care for inpatients.

Fresh coat of paint!
Fresh Coat of paint

The construction team is currently painting the exterior of the out patient clinic.  This has been in use since November 2007 and after serving over 25,000 patients, a face lift seems in order.


Next month a building contractor team from the Assemblies of God Churches in Guinea will be assisting with the construction of the surgery.   The first bricks for this project are being made in preparation for the con
Bricks for the Surgery
Bricks for Surgery Construction
struction to begin.  The funding for this project is coming from Autumn Ridge Church in MN. 


This summer an electrical and construction team, led by Wayne Bruner, from the US will join the Guinean team.  The goals for this trip are to improve the central electrical infrastructure and touch up the service to the clinic and wards, revamp the solar electrical systems in Dr. Kristen's and Etienne's homes and do the initial electrical installation in the surgical building.  Pray that this work will be done well and completed in a timely manner.  The plan is to serve patients in the surgical building this fall.  These trips are not only labor intensive but have an evangelistic nature to them.  Daily devotions with all the workers begin each day; two members of our national construction team have come to the Lord in these past years.


Last month we asked you to pray about a replacement of the Honda CRV that Etienne has been using for hospital business.  God provided a used Pathfinder in very good condition to serve us as an administrative vehicle.  This vehicle was purchased from an embassy person who evacuated from the country last fall and now will no longer be returning. This vehicle is dedicated to the Lord for long and safe service to Him.

Prayer Needs

Workers are needed to staff the growing needs at CEH especially Guinean nurses and a pharmacist who are competent and have a heart to serve God. Positions for US missionaries may also be found on our web site.


Autumn Ridge Church is sending a three person short term team April 16 - 26, 2010. Becky is A.R.C.'s mission director and will assist in some of the organization of the medical supplies. Beth is a nurse practitioner; she will assist in training the staff. Patrick is a project manager for MAYO Clinic he is assisting us with long range planning and promotional development. This will be Patrick's second trip to CEH.  Please pray for a safe, fruitful and blessed time during this brief trip.


Guinea's political situation has been quite calm for several months. The presidential campaigns will be held May 17 - June 27 with elections on June 28.  A run-off will be held on July 18, if necessary.


In addition to the building projects. Two other key areas of our budget need funding:  The monthly subsidy of hospital operations is now $6,000 per month. This past year two individuals took a month apiece and one church took on two months. Pray that others will be directed to take ownership of other months. In the mean time the general donations given to CEH are applied to this area as our highest priority.  The next major purchase is a new 45KW generator which will be the main supply of the first phase of the hospital. It will cost about $25,000. We are currently using a 25KW that was purchased used, and we do not have a good backup. If it went down many of our services would be compromised.

The next CEH Board Meeting is scheduled for May 22. Pray for the preparation of this meeting.  Pray also for the five committees that make ministry decisions between meetings and the administrative staff of five part time persons, four of whom are purely volunteers. Our staff, in Africa, of about 40 persons, also needs your constant prayers. Thank you.

I am reminded daily that God has orchestrated each step of progress for Compassion Evangelical Hospital.  We can do nothing without His provision, blessing and watch care!  Join me in Praising Him!

Your fellow servant,                                                     

Dwight E. Slater, MD
Chief Executive Officer
Compassion Evangelical Hospital

Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm.  Let nothing move you. 

Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord,
because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 
I Corinthians 15:58


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