Join the Countdown..8...7...6...!

I’m so excited to keep moving forward towards our goal of registering Grace Clinic and OPENING our doors for serving our community! It’s such an amazing time at the Grace Center, I can almost hear us all shouting 10…9….8….7….6…We better stop there for now, because we still have a LONG way to go!

Here are the STEPS to Complete Phase 1 (registering the Clinic portion of Grace Clinic):

Purchase Supplies: Exam couch, 4 patient beds, desk for the doctor, etc. These are items that we need to purchase to set up the clinic for Phase 1 of our registration process, i.e. Registering the CLINIC. Phase 2 will be to register the Maternity Center.

Complete Buildings: Toilets, Tank Stand, Doctor’s House, Painting inside the clinic. These are buildings that must be completed before Phase 1 of our registration process.

Plumbing: Tank connected to water system, sinks and drains in the clinic. The plumbing needs to be in place in the Clinic portion before Phase 1, the Maternity portion can wait for Phase 2.

Final Preparations for Phase One: Purchase Medicines, receipt books, get paper work from the Medical Council, move the doctor’s family into the house, get everything set up, call the Medical Council to come for inspection.

From where we stand RIGHT NOW, we need about $20,000 to complete Phase 1. This will enable us to complete all the Steps above. We want to finish this part of the project by January 2019! A few of us are heading to Malawi in January 2019, we want to make sure the clinic is set up and then we’ll call the Medical Council to come for the inspection. Whew!!

Will you pray for us? Will you help us raise money? Will you join the Countdown to Register Grace Clinic! We need you!

Here are a few ways you can help today:

Pray: We need wisdom and grace from Jesus. These are HUGE steps to take. We’ve never done this before and while we are seeking good counsel and wise advice, we need wisdom from God to make the right decisions. Pray for our staff that they will catch our vision of caring for patients with honor and respect. We’ll be talking more about this in the weeks to come, but it is an important to lay a good foundation as we begin our healthcare work.

Help us Raise Money: We need YOU! This is a really BIG project and we’re going to need a lot of help to reach all our goals and open our doors. If you are interested in sharing this project with your Sunday School class, small group, people at work or friends, please contact me: karen@cohcommunity.org. I’d be happy to send you some beautiful, colorful postcards that are easy to hand out and use for starting a conversation.

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We’re making it easy to share about Grace Clinic, just contact karen@cohcommunity.org today to order copies of this postcard to share with your church, small group, Sunday School Class, put on your desk at work or share with friends and family.

Check out the Registry: Our Registry is being updated daily as items are added to the list and as donations come in. Take a minute to check out what is still need.

Make Your Donation Count Today: Click on the link to see the thermometer for reaching our TOTAL Phase One and Phase Two Goals and make your donation today! Thank you!

CELEBRATE!

Enjoy the pictures below showing our current projects:

 Pastor Andrew Ngwangwa and Dr. Levison Kawotcha deep in conversation regarding what type of toilets we’ll build at Grace Clinic.

Pastor Andrew Ngwangwa and Dr. Levison Kawotcha deep in conversation regarding what type of toilets we’ll build at Grace Clinic.

 Digging the pit for the toilets.

Digging the pit for the toilets.

 Bricks for the toilets and the tank stand.

Bricks for the toilets and the tank stand.

 Foundation for the tank stand.

Foundation for the tank stand.

 Mothers waiting with their preschool students inside the clinic for hemoglobin testing, part of our on-going healthcare programs through our schools.

Mothers waiting with their preschool students inside the clinic for hemoglobin testing, part of our on-going healthcare programs through our schools.

 Getting her finger pricked…just a little apprehensive.

Getting her finger pricked…just a little apprehensive.

 Matthew grinning…before he got his finger pricked!

Matthew grinning…before he got his finger pricked!

Thank you so much for your support!

Posted on November 6, 2018 .