|Pleading for a Solution
Bongolo Hospital is located in the jungle of southern Gabon where, not only is there little opportunity for health care, but internet access is severely unreliable. After struggling for years with slow, intermittent connectivity and then Dr. Henck losing access to critical x-ray images for 5 days, we pleaded with God to bring a better solution – and He did!
Doug Sprague and the AgapeAfricaFund provided 2 Digi 3G modems to connect 3G internet to Bongolo Hospital’s network. Jason Boyer, a systems and network specialist, volunteered to travel to Bongolo Hospital to install the units. By early August, roughly two months from the day I received the text from Dr. Henck, x-rays were again uploading and I was able to resume administering the system!
Around the same time, Dr. Jeff Lane, an anesthesiologist, joined the Bongolo surgical training team. Dr. Jeff and his wife, Amy, quickly became my very capable hands and feet at Bongolo for maintaining the servers and network infrastructure. Little did I know how important these two provisions by God would become for the months that followed.