“Take this cup from us Lord . . .” such is the travail of many believers today. This “cup” of tribulation called COVID‑19 has become so bitter that the deaths and desperation, the many losses and frustrations, and the things we can no longer do freely have been so difficult to swallow by so many.
During a video chat with one of my sisters, we were talking about how the BCCL ministry is doing and she suddenly said, “I still can’t believe that sister Mayette is gone.” We have recently lost some of our students as well, and it got me reflecting about how life can be so fleeting…
On November 28, the hospital held a joint graduation ceremony for the graduating residents of both CIMS (Christian Internal Medicine Specialization) and PAACS (Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons). It was a celebratory time wherein CIMS graduated two Internal Medicine physicians and PAACS graduated one surgeon. Our CIMS graduates have been posted to two large hospitals in the cities of Douala and Mutengene, where there is need for Internal Medicine help and oversight.
Maybe some of you recognize the set up in this picture. When Osaka prefecture’s COVID-19 cases increased again in December, Komyo Christian Church once again had to decide how to hold our worship services.
The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa is tragic in the countries where it is occurring. There have been many deaths and great fear of the infection. It has mostly been reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone which are 1600-2300 miles west of Cameroon. We have begun talking about how we can prepare in case Ebola reaches into Cameroon.