The Togolese woman’s vision was becoming blurry and clouded. She sought out medical help at Hôpital Baptiste Biblique (HBB) for her vision problems. Doctors determined the cause of Yawa’s vision impairment actually had nothing to do with her eyes—rather, the vision loss was being caused by hypertension.
The staff treated Yawa’s hypertension, and in a short time, her vision was restored.
That day Yawa entered HBB’s doors with with more than just a physical vision problem; she was also spiritually blind. Yawa did not yet know the truth about Jesus Christ but, during her visit, a chaplain shared the gospel with her.
Hearing the message of truth which she had not heard before, Yawa accepted it and believed in Jesus Christ. Her spiritual blindness had been removed, and with new eyes to see Christ, she embraced him as Lord and Savior.
After having her physical and spiritual blindness healed, she began working at HBB. Now a growing and faithful Christian, Yawa can be found working as manager of the cuisine at HBB. The cuisine (French for kitchen) is a temporary lodging facility for family members and friends of current patients. This housing allows them to cook and do laundry for the loved one receiving care while also providing a sleeping area as they wait on the patient to be discharged.
People come to HBB everyday with injuries and illnesses. Each patient receives medical and spiritual care. Every patient at HBB hears the gospel, and of the numerous churches planted through the efforts of ABWE’s Togo team around the hospital, more than 80 percent are being led by nationals. But HBB must turn away half of its potential patients every day. The reason for this is simple: there is a lack of space and available medical professionals at HBB today.
HBB has served tens of thousands of patients, but the demand has long ago outpaced its 50-bed capacity. By God’s grace, the HBB Vision Project will help renovate, enhance, and expand the hospital, support surgical and medical programs, and help train Togolese and other Africans to use medical evangelism to become highly-skilled, kingdom-minded surgeons who can also effectively share the gospel. Help us finish the task.