Jim and Martha Ritchie are missionaries working in medical training and discipleship at Chogoria Hospital in Kenya. In their most recent ministry blog update, they speak about the wonderful work the chaplains are doing at Chogoria despite the government doctors’ strike. Learn more about how God is using those in His service at Chogoria to lift up the poor in spirit.
“The Chaplains in Chogoria continue to carry an enormous burden of care. Right now in Kenya, the government doctors have been on strike for three months, and many of the patients who would normally go to the government hospitals have sought care at the Mission Hospitals. Consequently, the workload for Chogoria has increased dramatically. Sadly some of the government-sponsored doctors who work at Chogoria felt compelled to join the strike, so staffing is decreased despite the increased workload. In the middle of the struggle are our magnificent Chaplains.
“Every month, our Chaplains produce a report of their activities. I thought I might reproduce their most recent report here to give you an idea of their wonderful work. They don’t just sit around in the office waiting for work. They are out in the wards and offices and waiting areas and counseling rooms, actively doing the King’s work. I am intensely proud of them. Please pray for them and for all the Chogoria staff who are carrying the day, showing the compassion of Christ to patients who otherwise may feel abandoned.”
To continue reading the Ritchies’ blog, visit chogoriastories.blogspot.com for stories and statistics about how God is working. If you’re interested in serving at Chogoria, visit www.wgm.org/kenya for more information about available ministry opportunities and how you can get involved.