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Thanks and Encouragement

Published on November 17, 2020

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Dear Friends,

It is a great time to give thanks for Edith and Mobit, our Baptist Institute of Health Sciences office coworkers who are rarely in the limelight but always behind the success of every program or ministry.

Edith has a background as a secondary school teacher and personnel administrator. She assists the internal medicine and surgery residents with everything from call schedules to rotations in India, and she does everything from A to Z for Dennis and Dr. Julie Stone (NAB missionary internist) and Dr. Jim Brown, the Internal Medicine and Surgery program directors. She has such a helpful spirit and is never too busy to help.

Mobit recently joined us to assist in curriculum development as we plan for teaching two bachelor of science degrees and a master’s in public health. He previously taught at university level and has expertise in government university regulations, developing courses, and teaching online. He is full of enthusiasm and energy for our projects.

More than these positive personal characteristics, Edith and Mobit exhibit the Christian characteristics of personal integrity and Christian peacemaking. It is a joy to work with them.

The oxygen generation equipment.

We are encouraged by progress on two big projects we showed you in August: the hydroelectric project and the oxygen generation project. In these past three months, the intake dam has gone from 20 percent to 95 percent complete. The oxygen equipment has arrived from Italy, and today we completed the installation of the system. We are awaiting the arrival of the wall regulators next week and will begin to use the system. The replacement of the old equipment in the Intensive Care Unit remains to be purchased while we wait for the funding.

Work is continuing on the hydroelectric project. The intake dam has been mostly completed and we are beginning to work on the turbine house foundation. This is complicated and requires very precise construction. Next week we will begin work on installing the penstock pipe.

We are now better able to project the total cost of the hydro project. It will be about $1,700,000. We will need about $170,000 more funds to complete the diversion dam and other final parts of the system. If you would like to assist with funding the hydro project, the link to the NAB Special Projects is here: nabconference.org/give/special-projects. Scroll down to the Cameroon projects and you’ll find the Hydro Electric Project – Mbingo.

Thank you for your ongoing interest and support for the work here at Mbingo.

The two sides of the hydroelectric intake dam.


  • COVID-19 exhaustion does not overtake our missionary and Cameroonian staff.
  • Funds to complete the second hydroelectric dam.
  • Completion of our Baptist Institute of Health Sciences Student Handbook and the curricula for three courses.


  • Good health and safety.
  • Major progress on the hydroelectric intake dam and the oxygen generation project.

But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.

James 3:17–18 (NIV)

Dennis & Nancy Palmer

Mbingo Baptist Hospital, PMB 42, Bamenda, NW Region, Cameroon

palmerdd47@gmail.com; palmernancylea@gmail.com

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