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March Update

    The spotlights are focused elsewhere

    March 2022

    The Ukraine war is the most important current topic. The TV and cell phone pictures go around the world, even if the real news is getting harder and harder. What is fake and what is truth?

    A work group from Germany painting and remodeling the Indigenous houses together with our maintenance service group

    Reports from Shell are less important, even if we feel differently. As a team, we are realizing more and more how surgical, orthopedic, diabetic problems and family difficulties belong together. It is a blessing that we can help each other in the medical team every morning. That’s why Medicina Familiar is more than just “general”. There is the chronic back pain as result of childhood rape, indigenous people and their family backgrounds, schizophrenics who also often a family illness. Even hormonal imbalances of various kinds are important. When the Bible speaks of driving out demons, it certainly also means liberations where Jesus and later the apostles brought “liberation”. As leaders, we currently have the feeling that our team is only at the beginning of a development. And should our time end there?

    Now we have completely new entrance doors in the hospital

    But our time must end. We are finishing in May and many employees are afraid because the future is not entirely certain. How does the new management deal with them? Is the working atmosphere getting colder? Only a few days ago we received the annual permit as a day clinic from the Ministry of Health, a joint effort! In the near future we want to be promoted to the base hospital. Therefore, further effort is required.

    – The hostel for indigenous people will be inaugurated in a week with Indigenous representatives. A work assignment by a group from Germany with our son-in-law

    Rico did a good job. – We should continue to pay off the purchase of land and houses. USD 200,000 are still missing. – The renovation continues.

    The Ministry of Health is demanding construction changes that do not seem to make much sense, but are necessary according to their specifications. – The laparoscopy facility from Germany was a huge gift. But parts were missing or defective. – New doctors will come, but will patients be able to pay the higher price? – The increasing number of endoscopies is a pleasure, also thanks to the “new” colonoscopes from Wiesbaden. 

    The new laparascopy equipment hopefully working soon

    Comparing to the war in Ukraine, our worries are minor. Nevertheless, we ask for prayer and support on our way. One must not exclude the other. Thanks for all connection.


    You can send your tax deductible US contributions to Lightway Medical Foundation at the address below. As of right now, 100% of your contribution will be given to efforts here in Shell. There is NO administration fee because of the volunteer service of those running Lightway.

    Contributions can be sent to:

    Lightway Medical Foundation
    PO Box 8066
    Fort Wayne, IN 46898

    Or you can donate through the website:
    Donations – Lightway Medical Foundation

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