Employee of The Month

Posted: December 14, 2013 by Lenny in Uncategorized

Employee of the monthA revitalization of a hospital consists of upgrading facilities, infrastructure, and new equipment. However, it wouldn’t be complete without transforming the hearts and minds of the doctors, nurses, and staff of the hospital. This also applies to the maintenance staff. We have started the “Employee of the Month” program  to help motivate the maintenance men to go above and beyond  a normal days work. 

The first recipient of this prestigious award was Samuel (pronounced “Samwell” here) for the month of November.

SamuelHe received this award for going above and beyond his normal duties during a time when there was no electric on the compound for two months. Samuel would do just about anything in his power to get the power company to repair our services. He spent countless hours going to their office waiting and troubleshooting their equipment problems. When they would finally show up to do something, he would spend many hours after work to ensure they were doing their job properly.

In this culture, awards and public recognition of a job well done goes a long way, but in reality its not enough. It appears that there is a real need for heart change within the management and staff. A complacent attitude of “lets show up and get our paycheck” is prevalent on the compound. In addition to the “Employee of the Month” program, God has led me to start finding scriptures that are work related for the maintenance staff.  Ones that would be applicable to all of us as a reflection towards our daily walk with God as we work. Two scriptures came to mind in recent months…

Ephesians 2:10 “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do”

Colossians 3:23&24 “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”

Screen Shot 2013-12-14 at 1.59.27 PMUltimately, the things being implemented are not nearly enough for the ultimate change in hearts and minds that the “Revitalization Team” is looking for. We can come with bible knowledge, strategies to tug at the heartstrings of people, and all the good willed intentions, but really it is a change they have to want to make.

For me, it simply boils down to how well we can love. Whether in the USA, Canada, India, or Nigeria, people need to know they are loved and appreciated.  Through simple interactions, they can begin to get a glimpse of how much God really cares for each and everyone of them.

Would you please pray for me to show God’s love and appreciation in every situation. Please join me in praying for the hearts and minds of management and staff alike to be changed? A true heart change.

  1. Bert Oubre says:

    You pretty much nailed it, Lenny. The HS is being quenched by these folks. Evidently, this is the problem. They, as most, are in the world rather than focused on doing God’s will. 1 James 2:15-17. I am eager to stand with you as we focus on doing it the Lord’s way and to making Egbe Hospital a healing and spiritual oasis. A place that pleases the Lord and brings honor to His name.
    It is indeed a spiritual battle as the enemy resists the above goal. Reinforcements are on the way! Sounds pretty positive regarding Dr Dana. As we pray for you, please pray that our home will sell quickly. Dr Mike McMahon, a good friend of mine from VA and experienced as missionary will serve a few weeks with us at Egbe in March/April. He strengths are intensive care, malnutrition, and tropical medicine. He is board certified in family medicine. You will love him. Strong bro in the Lord.
    Stay strong!

  2. Ross Dixon says:

    We are continually praying for hearts to be brought to Jesus too; not just hearing God’s Word but applying it to their lives.
    Avidly reading your emails and seeking God’s Will for you all there in Egbe.
    Love in Him, Jan and Ross Dixon.

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