. . Before tomorrow morning, when Scott and I head to Burundi. We're accompanying three young doctors-and-spouses on an exploratory trip to Africa Hope University, a decade-old Christian University with a new medical school and a vision for transforming the country of Burundi. This is a country in which several hundred thousand people were killed between 1993-2006 in an intractable civil war sparked by Hutu-Tutsi ethnic violence similar to Rwanda's. But in the last few years there has been a return to sanity and a beginning of healing. By grace, we were privileged to be approached by a group of young American missionary doctors currently working at Tenwek Hospital in Kenya through the excellent Samaritan's Purse Post-Residency Program, who were considering their long-term calling. We met up at the CMDA conference a year ago, and in the meantime they narrowed their calling down to Burundi, and we at WHM are in the process of enfolding them. They would form a team for teaching and discipling medical students, an ideal way to bring new physical and spiritual life to a suffering country. There are 0.3 physicians/10,000 population in Burundi (25-30 in USA, 2-3 in Africa generally).
Would you pray that we would experience together a sense of God's leading and calling? That we would bond as we travel? That God would watch over all our children as we're gone? (Classically, Julia has a temp of 101 as I write). That God's love would extend to many more people in Burundi as a result of this trip?
A link to HAU's recent newsletter: http://hopeafricauniversity.org/newsletters/november-2010
A link to the blog of the doctors we are traveling with: http://mccropders.blogspot.com/