One of Restore a Child’s essential mandates is the healing ministry of the Master. Restore a Child has been supporting the work of missionary medical doctors at Bere Hospital, Chad, for 10 years.
2007 - Present
One of Restore a Child’s essential mandates is the healing ministry of the Master. Restore a Child has been supporting the work of missionary medical doctors at Bere Hospital, Chad, for 10 years. We remodeled an area to create a Pediatric Ward at the Hospital in Bere. Restore a Child also helped Dr. James Appel in establishing the Mondou Clinic in Chad. We also dug a well and planted fruit trees for Bere School and the new Baraka hospital.
In addition, we financed the Sumaia Hasso Pediatric Ward at Baraka Hospital in Abou Gouddam on the border of Chad and Sudan where no medical care exists. Due to the lack of space for accepting sick adults, the Sumaia Hasso Pediatric Ward is being used for both children and adults.
Drs.Olen and Danae Netteburg have replaced Dr. Appel, and we continue to support them until the present. They are doing amazing work.
At Bere, Restore a Child invested in the Nutrition Center where we save more than a thousand children from death by malnutrition. Mothers bring their little children on the brink of death, and we provide medical care. Some stay as long as three months to regain their health. We then provide food for mothers to feed their babies and children at home. Mothers always come for more food. Our plan is to give the mothers goats to at least give their babies milk from goats. Our policy is never to turn away any child who is sick or dying of malnutrition in Bere, Chad.
We also continue to focus on the educational needs of children in Chad. Children at the elementary school sat on the ground without books and many without paper and pencils. We remodeled the school and provided textbooks, school supplies and tuition fees. The fruit trees planted 8 years ago are now providing fruit for the children in the school.
In 2021 we built the wing for the high school students. And three times a week, one class room is being used for literacy classes for young mothers who want to learn to read and write. In addition, we are creating opportunities for women to start their own small business to generate income to feed their families.