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Pray for Kristy Engel providing for health needs in Jesus’ name in the Dominican Republic.

August 17, 2011
Kristy works with the Good Samaritan Hospital in La Romana, ministering to Haitians who are among the poorest in the country. She travels daily to batey (work camp) villages and barrios providing medical attention where so many have been unwilling or unable to offer these services.

Kristy uses her skills in nursing and education in medical ministry in the Dominican Republic where she has worked since 2000. Malnutrition, parasites and poor economic conditions make it difficult to provide appropriate care to the children she works with, but with the help of many American volunteers, she is able to meet some of their needs. She helps to coordinate the medical and volunteer teams that visit the Good Samaritan Hospital as well as mentor individuals or university students who seek international experiences.

She writes: In February, we had the honor of receiving a visiting pediatric cardiologist from Hasbro Children's Hospital in Rhode Island.  Dr. Ziegler was able to consult and recommend treatment for several pediatric patients with severe heart defects.  I am proud to say that we have now arranged for several of those children to be treated by Dr. Quinn at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine!  Thank you for all of your prayers and concern over these young ones.

Unfortunately, one of the children, Miguel, was unable to find treatment either in the Dominican Republic or in the United States.  He has enough heart and lung damage to make his surgical risk too high to consider for treatment.  Please keep Miguel and his family in your prayers.  We will help as much as is possible to keep him comfortable and continue to accept donations for patients such as Miguel.

The hospital continues to expand its building and seek out new ways of providing advanced care.  The third floor is under construction and will be solely patient rooms and nurse stations.  Our ambulance has arrived and is quickly bringing patients to the hospital for care.  The Emergency Room is continually busy and we now have FIVE functioning operating rooms, one right in the Emergency Room.  Lastly, we are one of two international locations being considered for a very large grant to start a telemedicine collaboration with Los Angeles Children's Hospital.  We need many prayers for all of these projects as well as your help through work teams, funding and collaboration.

  • Pray for Kristy as she ministers in the Dominican Republic.
  • Pray for Miguel and the many like him who desperately need the healing touch of Jesus.