April 18, 2017

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

March 31, 2017

The Next Generation

Our Mission of Hope mission team will never forget couple of teenagers named Ibrahim and Muhammad. One Sunday Donna and Christina were approached by a couple of teenagers. “We’re wanting to pay our school fees for exams,” they said. “We’re worried that we’re going to have to drop out. Could you help us out a little bit?” To pay their school fees and continue middle school, they needed about four dollars. About the cost of
We are excited to share an article written by Ben Steelman at Star News on the work being down by one of our Mission of Hope directors! Dr. Sam Spicer retired in 2016 as vice president for medical affairs at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. But he’s not out of the hospital business. Working with the Wilmington-based nonprofit Mission of Hope, Spicer is working hard to restart a hospital in Rotifunk, a town in a remote
In the tiny village of Manjama, there is a small health center. In just a few rooms, without air conditioning or much electricity, babies are delivered, people are given basic medical care, and mothers are cared for. As our team walked through the center with the nurses and Community Health Officers (similar to Physician’s Assistants), we met a mother with her newborn daughter. She was tiny, no larger than four pounds. I had no medical
medical needs in Rotifunk Sierra Leone

January 17, 2017

Board Chair Update!

Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ from the Mission of Hope: Rotifunk Hospital. I thank God for for the wonderful people of Wrightsville United Methodist Church who continue to provide tremendous support for the work being done in Rotifunk. From January through October 2016 over 700 babies were successfully delivered at Rotifunk Hospital. This good news is a result of the many prayers and contributions made by people throughout North Carolina, Norway, and Sierra