Who would believe that in this picture we have
representatives from Chogoria Kenya, Ekwendeni Malawi, Hungary, U.S.
and Egypt? This team came together in order to facilitate the very first
Saline Training in Malawi for our partner hospitals from Ekwendeni,
Embangweni, David Gordon, Daeyang Luke and Nkhoma.
What is Saline Training, and how does it make a difference
in sustainable health care?
Saline Training was developed for the Christian health worker
as an evangelistic tool. The thought behind it is that doctors are able to heal
through medicines and procedures, and God heals the heart and mind. By
connecting the two in a holistic fashion patient care then covers mind, body
and spirit which in a sense, defines best practices.
MBF was introduced to the Saline Process when Jack Mathui,
MBF Regional Manager of Africa was chosen to be Trainer, or one who is able to
teach the training. Through an intense
time of Gospel infused health care practice, practical tools are shared to
demonstrate the love and reality of Jesus, all with permission, sensitivity and
respect towards those served. Within the training there are questions revolving
around the importance of faith inside healthcare, opportunities or barriers to
fulfilling God’s call, and roles and identity. The hope is that once trained in
the process, the health care worker will take this resource to their hospital
or clinic and through modeling and sharing, the staff will adopt the same
outlook. Jack continues to work with this process and through follow up and
mentoring, he is able to bring MBF partners through the training in a
MBF has hosted trainings in Kenya and Malawi and will be
looking to introduce this resource to more partners in the future. Your
partnership is transforming mission hospitals and clinics in the developing
world, by equipping them to share the Gospel through patient care.
Please pray that each of the hospitals might get excited
about sharing the Gospel as part of their providing medical care and desire to
implement training for their staff. Pray that as God opens their hearts and
minds, they are able to see clearly the transformative power within their