The Calabash Broke in Rotifunk

The Calabash Broke in Rotifunk

The calabash is a treasured gourd that can serve as a decoration, a favorite kitchen tool or even as a musical instrument. In Sierra Leone the broken calabash has a second meaning. When whispered in safe company, it means another mother has died in childbirth. The whispers are used because somehow perinatal mortality is perceived as the mother’s fault and brings shame to the family. So the secrecy continues.

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Solar Light Has Come to Rotifunk

Solar Light Has Come to Rotifunk

After 12 years of planning, Hatfield Archer Memorial Hospital is glittering like a diamond in the night and surgeries can now begin at this beautiful fully lit facility.  Man has been given the knowledge and skills to make the sunlight shine in the darkness.  More information and photos soon.

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Surgery to begin at Rotifunk Hospital!

Surgery to begin at Rotifunk Hospital!

Mission of Hope is very happy to report that Rotifunk Hospital in Sierra Leone will begin performing some surgeries in early May. This is possible because of leadership of God and the Holy Spirit and wonderful support received from many of you. The primary reason for beginning surgery is to be able to perform cesarean sections when needed for the safe delivery of babies, without transporting the mother and baby for hours over very rough

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Discontentment and Hope

Discontentment and Hope

No more shall there be in it an infant that lives but a few days, or an old person who does not live out a lifetime. -Isaiah 65:20 At Rotifunk Hospital, you can feel two things almost palpably. There is a holy discontentment in the area— a sense that the way things are is not the way God meant things to be. One in ten babies will die, and one in every five children before

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