What’s Going on in Egbe?

Posted: July 1, 2014 by Lenny in Egbe, Egbe Hosptial, Egbe Nigeria

What’s going on in Egbe?

DSC_0222The new guard house at “Gate C” is under construction and about to get its roof. This will be the “first impression” of our hospital as people drive from the main town square of Egbe. It is the main access point for the nursing school, hospital staff, residents, and visitors.  This guard house will serve as the nearing end of our large scale project of over 1800 feet of concrete block that makes up the new hospital wall.

DSC_0207The new CSR (Central Supply Room) is getting a major makeover and expansion for much needed space and organization of hospital supplies and surgical instruments. This was where our old pharmacy was located and is directly under our OR (operating room). As the CSR is being renovated, things like plumbing and electrical upgrades for the OR are being conducted as well.

DSC_0213Maternity and Women’s wards are getting ready for a much needed makeover as well. The building is in need of large scale plumbing repairs, window/door repairs, bathroom upgrades, and a major painting facelift.

DSC_0216All of the lettering has been added to the buildings making for a professional and appealing look.


Missionary housing upgrades include two houses currently under construction. Houses 8 & 9 are in various stages now and we are doing our best to have house 8 finalized before the arrival of Rick and Martha Bradford in August. House 9 needed an entire new roof structure because it was eaten by termites. We were able to salvage the old metal roofing and reuse it on the new wood framing.


Resident Doctor’s housing upgrades include houses 15 & 17 almost complete. Another great transformation on these two houses. Both houses had to have new roof framing and metal installed, gutting of kitchens and baths, new cabinets, tile, and painting throughout. House 16 will also be upgraded in the very near future as well.

Dr Carter and his wife Anne joined us two weeks ago. There history at Egbe goes back many years. Dr Carter is here for one month to complete as many surgeries as possible. Anne has been helping in the warehouse organizing medical supplies. She is also one of the best bakers around. Upcoming Blog to follow soon on their story.


ECWA Hospital Egbe recently received its West African College of Physicians Accreditation


We are preparing housing for Katie and Nick Riddle who will arrive in July along with Dana Iglesias. Katie will be the MK teacher at the compound while Nick helps at the hospital. Dana is our new family physician. All of these wonderful people will be coming to Egbe for two years.

Please continue to pray for the work going on here. It may seem silly sometimes to pray for construction projects, but truly it is for God’s glory. Which each new upgrade, it helps this hospital save more lives, which allows the doctors to share the good news of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ to many people.

  1. chasthorsen says:

    Great stuff you guys!!! Nick and Katie were great to get to know a bit last week at SIMGo!! There’s a big party shaping up there!!!! ☺

    Keep up the great work and communicating all God’s doing there!!!


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  2. Esther Jaggers says:

    Colossians 3:17 reads, “Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of Jesus Christ.”
    Jesus cares about this construction project and I an honored to pray for you.

  3. Derek Johnson says:

    Hey Guys;Great pics and thanks for keeping us in the loop on all the news.If I could ask a favour, would you be able to take a picture of the plaques that we gave to the chapel and the hospital so we could show the Campions and the church. That would be great THanksDerek

    Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2014 18:24:28 +0000 To: aperspective@hotmail.com

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