Mission Accomplished!

That is the way I would describe our recent Lighthouse Medical Mission trip to the city of Bujumbura, the capitol city of Burundi. With 19 team members, including six physicians, five nurses, and one pharmacist, we were able to see almost 2,000 patients during our brief stint in the country. Most rewarding was the fellowship we had with Pastor Peter Dore and his small, but strong Door Christian Fellowship Church.

Highlights of our trip included a wonderful and Holy Spirit anointed revival led by Pastor Marty Carnege, who flew in from London for 4 days to work with us during the day and preach in the evenings. Also, we enjoyed excellent interaction with our U.S. Embassy in Bujumbura. The final day of our clinic, we were able to examine and care for 85 orphans from two orphanages that Embassy personnel support. Finally, we were able to again connect and enjoy fellowship with two Santa Monica Lighthouse Church “graduates”, Pastor Ralph Bowen and nurse Alice Wambaa.

Burundi 2008 was a successful and blessed trip. Most important, the name of Jesus Christ was lifted high in our clinic. Several people, including Muslims, prayed to receive Jesus as Savior and many, many others felt that holy touch that Christians, united together in service, render to the needy.