Profile: Moundou, Chad

February 08, 2018 at 6:00 AM

A-Chad-4.jpgDr. Frederic Djongali Berniba uses his ultrasound machine to check the abdomen of a woman who came in for a consultation.  (File photo)

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Profile: Moundou, Chad

 

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Ministry: Clinique El Jiré Rapha 

Location: Moundou, Chad

Director: Dr. Frederic Djongali Berniba

Established: 2009 (Luke Society partnership in 2011)

Employees: 32

 

Q&A with the director

Q: What are the important components to your ministry?
A: The important elements of our ministry are to approach of the sick through consultation, surgical operations, the laboratory and soon motherhood, through the Gospel.

Q: What factors led you into a career in ministry work?
A: What prompted us to make a career in this ministry is the proclamation of salvation in Jesus. 

Q: Describe some parts of the culture in the region where you operate your ministry? 
A: 
Moundou is located in an area where the population is a mixture of Christianity, Islam and paganism. Culture weighs heavily on this society. Fetishism and sorcery are also present.   

Q: How are you able to witness about Christ in your ministry? 
A: Evangelization through health care. 

Q: What do you enjoy most about working in your position? 
A: What I love most about my work is the testimony and regular conversion of the sick.

Q: What is your vision for the future of your ministry? 
A: The year 2017 has been a year of great blessing for El Jiré Rapha. The biggest project, El Jiré Maternity, has been accepted and realized, although it is not finished.

 

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