We are very thankful that the Lord continues to protect us and those we labor with from this pandemic. We have not had a positive case managed in our hospital. We continue to use the Personal Protective Equipment we bought with donations from Heath Church of Christ, Southeast Christian Church and IDES. We thank the Lord for availability of those donations. For sure, PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE. And in our case, this is crucial in that we do not have the machines and medicines that are necessary to treat those who have the disease.
By August 31, the Zimbabwean COVID-19 picture from the beginning of the pandemic was like this:
Positive Cases 6,497.
- As compared to the beginning of the pandemic, the greater numbers of cases by the end of August were local people instead of those from outside Zimbabwe.
In July and August, the Lord enabled us to realize:
5 Baptisms: (FOR JANUARY TO AUGUST TOTAL OF 50).
3 Restorations: (FOR JANUARY TO AUGUST TOTAL OF 32).
PRAISE THE LORD!
- CLINICAL AREA. (July and August)
The Lord enabled us to realize the following successes:
New cases 576.
Repeat Visits 495.
Total patients seen in Out Patients Department 1071.
Babies delivered in July and August 162. (JAN TO AUGUST 782).
Babies delivered by C/S July and August 28. (JAN TO AUG 127)
TOP 5 CONDITIONS:
- Acute Respiratory Tract Infections 47.
- Injuries 20.
- Diarrhea 11.
- Skin Diseases 9.
- dental Conditions 3.
- DONATION OF A DIGITAL X-RAY MACHINE FROM THE JAPANESE EMBASSY IN ZIMBABWE.
Kindly help us praise the Lord for the donation of a $90,000 Digital X-Ray machine and a Solar system to run that machine. Our X-Rays are now very clear and professional. Also, we are saving on electricity because the machine is run exclusively on its own solar system unless it’s raining or it is too cloudy. The Solar system cost $32,000.
- BUNGUS ON VACATION:
Dinah and I took the whole of August off. We were on vacation at our family farm, (Family meaning that the farm belongs to my brothers and I and our families. This is where our father’s family has been living since 1961).
Instead of resting, we were carrying out a lot of farm repairs. We also got to visit with Dinah’s Mom in the eastern part of Zimbabwe.
- PRAYER NEEDS:
- For God to continue protecting us against COVID-19.
- For increased support. Inflation rate is around 800%.
- This is making things more costly. E.G. Petrol (gas) costs US$1.25 per liter. This translates to about US$5 per gallon. Diesel costs an average of US$1 per liter whichtranslates to about US$4 per gallon. Food stuffs are much more costly.
- 12×24 Project. We failed to get the 500 people that we were looking for to participate in this project. Thus, we are failing to keep up with the incentives for our Doctors to stay with us. Instead of limiting yourselves to the 12 x 24’ kindly give as much as the Lord has moved you to. For example: Each of our Doctors is now given $1,200 per month. Someone or some family could take a Doctor for 2 months.
- Nurses’ House Project: Some of the funds we had raised for this important project ended up going to supplement the expenditures described above. We still need $24,000 to complete this project.
Kindly pray that the Lord may use you, your family, your Church, your Sunday School class, your small group etc to partner with us in these endeavors.
Thank you for being our partners.
Zindoga and Dinah.
1.Dr Chisenwa, the Medical Superintendent.
- Suspicion Mudzanire, the Evangelism Director.
- Dr. B holding a patient with water burns of both feet.
- Tent pitched outside the Hospital so that we may triage for COVID-19.
- Dinah with her mother.
- Zindoga working at the farm.
- Zindoga working at the farm.
- It was cold at the farm. Dinah and one of our Farm workers by the fire.
- Zindoga and farm worker by the fire.
- Heating our house for warmth at night at the farm.
- Munyaradzi Makovere our X-Ray operator admiring the Digital X-Ray machine.
- Part of the Digital X-Ray machine system.