Kathy & Tim Rice
Kathy & Tim Rice

Congo - Medical Residency Program
[world map] Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo push-pin Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Tim and Kathy rice are associate missionaries jointly appointed by both International Ministries and New City Fellowship in St. Louis to serve as medical missionaries at the Vanga Evangelical Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Rices are from Saint Louis, Missouri, where Tim is a doctor on the faculty of the School of Medicine at Saint Louis University. Kathy is a registered nurse. They got involved in the DRC through the ministry of their church, New City Fellowship and also through their acquaintance with the late Dr. Dan Fountain and many other International Ministries missionaries in the DRC. Both Kathy and Tim had previously served short-term at Vanga Evangelical Hospital. They are now learning French so they can serve long-term contributing to the training of nursing and medical students for Christ-centered, whole person care. The Rice's vision is to train the next generation of Congolese doctors and nurses in Christ-centered, whole-person care, empowering them to use the limited resources available to restore life and health across the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Their desire is to facilitate worldwide partnerships, enabling health professionals to participate in mutual exchange of expertise at the Vanga Evangelical Hospital and elsewhere in the world.
Projects, Journals & News
Congo - Medical Residency Program | Congo – Medical Residency Program

The Vanga Hospital is one of the few Christian medical residency programs in Africa that trains young doctors in medical, surgical and holistic medicine.

| Congo – Women’s Surgical Care

This project seeks to reduce the Congo’s high rate of infant and maternal deaths during childbirth by providing surgical care to women in need of a C-section.

| Congo – Classrooms for a Midwife Program

Two new classrooms at the Miriam Fountain Nursing School in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will provide an environment where students learn to become midwives and offer safe care for women.

| God indeed chooses the weak things of the world to confound the wise and to demonstrate His power

Kathy Rice, RN, Tim Rice, MD and their youngest daughter Nancy moved to Vanga, Democratic Republic of Congo in 2015, to work in a rural village hospital. Kathy was given the position as head of the Nursing School in Vanga, educating 250 of Congo’s finest future nurses and midwives.

| Growing the Miriam Fountain Nursing School in Vanga

In the remote, rural villages of Congo, having a midwife deliver a baby can be the difference between a healthy birth or Death….

| Air Hunger

The book of Isaiah records how the people of Israel failed to live out the kind of life God wanted them to live. God has always wanted His people to be a real, tangible blessing to those suffering around them.