News Headlines: Zimbabwe Hospital Ward Adopted by Adventist Church (and More!)

Hospital Ward in Zimbabwe adopted by Seventh-day Adventist Church. The Seventh-day Adventist Church has adopted a Zimbabwe female ward at Gokwe South District Hospital, one of the biggest district referral centers in the country.  It  registers about 700 births every month.  The church will take complete charge of the running costs.  So far the Church has spent $2,500 on the ward, buying new plates, spoons, and bed covers. SDA Health Director Simbarashe Mhako said, "By adopting the ward, we simply mean that we are going to look after all the patients who will be admitted in the ward. We are going to clean the ward every Sunday.  We are going to paint it, provide food to patients, and pay medical bills for some patients who do not afford.” From Bulawayo 24 News, “Seventh Day Adventist Church adopts ward at Gokwe Hospital.”

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This is a story to be proud of. I only wish that our GC leadership would re-direct its attention away from woman’s ordination to find new ways to heal “the brokenhearted.” We would be closer to the example of Jesus ministry if we did not so closely guard our doctrines. For years we have declared our identity based on doctrines–rather then “preaching deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to setting at liberty them that are bruised.”

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