All is Not Lost

What would it have felt like to be with Jesus as he healed the lame? Imagine the joy a person would feel when they can finally move freely again and the joy Jesus would have shared with them in the moment.

In Madagascar, Fellowship International missionaries, Dr. Jesh and Julie Thiessen, along with FAIR, are launching a new Christian surgical training program to help Malagasy people get out of the waiting room. Here is a story of one of their patients:

Two xrays of broken arms“Recently an elderly lady was brought to the hospital with two broken arms. She was herding her geese when she was robbed, beaten, and left for dead. When she was brought to the hospital, we did two decent-sized orthopedic operations on her arms. Because we have extremely limited equipment, we needed to do a lot of improvisation to get her arms fixed cast free! She was one incredibly happy lady with a huge smile on her face before I pulled out my camera.

“This kind of work gives me a taste of what it would have been like for Jesus to heal the lame.”

This grandmother was able to get the surgical care that she needed, but for many people in Madagascar, this is not the case because there are only 100 surgeons in the entire country. This is why FAIR with Dr. Jesh and Julie Thiessen and the team at the Good News Hospital, are working to help get Malagasy people out of the waiting room through their new Christian surgical training program. Click here to learn more about how you can help with this important work.