Serving in Guinea, Africa
By: WebmasterDate: Nov 14, 2019 Tags: Student Highlights
This month, two of our high school students, Jacob & Joey Weertz, are traveling to Guinea, Africa for three weeks with their grandfather George and father Chris. They will be serving at Compassion Evangelical Hospital. Their grandfather George has taken about 10 short trips to CEH over the past eight years. They departed Detroit on November 3 and will return on November 23. We plan to share the story of their journey with our PCA family through our blog posts.
Compassion Evangelical Hospital (CEH) is located near the city of Mamou, Guinea, West Africa. CEH’s mission statement is, “To
give the best medical and surgical care possible according to the means that God provides, with compassion, and to share the gospel of Christ clearly with everyone who comes.” CEH is located in between two of the largest tribes in Guinea and is thus positioned to serve the most people possible. Incorporated in Michigan in 2004, CEH opened the clinic in 2007. In 2009, CEH opened the hospital with medical and pediatric wards with 24 total beds. Since that time, construction has continued and more wards have been opened as well as operating rooms and an x-ray room.
Jacob, Joey, George, and Chris traveled with a group of six people to work on the construction of different parts of the hospital. Their work is mainly focusing on plumbing and electrical projects.
Before they left, Jacob and Joey, along with the varsity soccer team, collected enough funds to purchase soccer nets for the children in the community they are serving. Several team parents also donated soccer balls. The love for soccer is universal and is an amazing way to share the love of Christ! Special thanks to their mom, Jamie, for sending this awesome photo of the boys in Guinea along with the recipients in front of one of the goals purchased by the PCA Varsity Boys Soccer Team. The school theme for this year is #BeTransformed. We believe that Jacob and Joey will be forever transformed by what they experience on this trip. We can’t wait to share more stories of their work and their reflections when they return!