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In This Issue
Containers Arrive
A Beautiful Bride
Local Outreach
Fire and Well 2011
Short Term Missions
Government Visit

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.
February 2011 Update  

These have been very busy months.  With joy we share the good things the Lord is doing!

Containers Arrive 

We sent container "J" from Michigan December 23rd and Container "K" January 25th from Minnesota.  The construction and medical supplies in these containers will complete the electrical and plumbing to run Surgery and new Ward C.  At port in Conakry a customs agent stalled release of the containers, which were already granted exoneration, by requesting a bribe.  Although very anxious for the materials in the containers, we refused to pay the bribe, prayed, and appealed to higher authorities who ordered its immediate release.  We praise God that both containers are now at Compassion Evangelical Hospital, unloaded and already in use!

Loading Container J
Some of the volunteers helping to load Container J. 
It was a very cold day!
A Beautiful Bride 

Perpetue and Michel are members of the MIAPE Church. They married on February 19, 2011 with the support of family and friends.  Perpetue is a recent graduate from the Government Lab Tech School.  Upon completion of six months of practical training with CEH, she was hired in our lab.  Michel holds an administrative job in the town of Mamou.  Perpetue is also a dynamic Sunday School teacher at the MIAPE Church where they both attend.  Pray for them and for the other young people associated with both CEH and MIAPE Church as they seek to put Christ in the center of their lives and marriages.

Perpetue and Michel wedding
Perpetue and Michel celebrating on their wedding day!
Local Outreach 

Dr. Kristen participated with the CRWM (Christian Reformed World Mission) in a health outreach to villages one hour north of CEH.  The group was well received and the Gospel was shared.  She along with one of our nurses, Samuel, also participated in a community health training conference sponsored by CMA (Christian Missionary Alliance).  This conference and the potential for collaboration with other health institutions in Guinea is encouraging.


Fire and Well 2011 

On February 26th a patient's relative was trying to kindle a fire to cook with. She borrowed some coals from a neighbor but spilled some of them, catching the grass next to the hospital on fire. The medical and construction staff and even patients joined together to beat back the blaze. All were soot covered but no one was injured. Buildings were not damaged and there was only a little damage to some electrical wire which was not yet buried in the trenches dug for them. This is now being replaced and buried. Etienne and Raymond have asked for several weed wackers and a lawnmower to keep the grass trimmed back from the buildings as a proactive measure to avoid re-occurrence.


The new well is now connected to the water tower with a pipe running over the surface of the ground.  A hired crew will dig the 350 meter trench to bury this permanently. This will supply our needs through the dry season and for many years to come. Praise Him!

Short Term Missions 

At the time of this update, several short term teams are at CEH working on projects, both construction and medical.  Please pray for these teams from Michigan and Minnesota. Watch for updates on these trips with pictures of the ministry accomplished and projects completed during this time.  Below is the group who departed from Detroit Metro Airport on February 26.    

Dwight with short term team 2-2011
Dwight with four of the men departing Detroit Metro on 2-26-2011.

Government Visit

Unexpectedly on March 2nd the Minister of Health dropped in for a surprise visit and tour of CEH. Etienne, CEH Hospital Director, Dr. Maria and Dr. David, doctors in training, handled these guests very graciously. These national medical leaders expressed their praise and appreciation for the work being done. They asked us to continue to develop specialty areas including trauma care and oncology that are not yet available in the country. The Minister left the door wide open for future close collaboration with himself and all the offices within the government office of Ministry of Health. We see God's hand in this and praise Him.

We have certainly been through a whirlwind of activity both in the United States and in Guinea. Yes, there were testings and trials but God has sustained. His timing was perfect. We sought to follow His principles and God has blessed.  Blessed be His Name.


Your brother in His service,

Dr. Dwight E. Slater, M.D.



"Then we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will praise you forever; from generation to generation we will recount your praise."      

Psalm 79:13

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