United Methodist Hospital in Nigeria Expands

Nigeria Area Bishop John Wesley Yohanna is joined by the Rev. Jolly T. Nyame, former governor of Taraba state and onetime director of connectional ministries for The United Methodist Church in Nigeria, during a commissioning service for a new emergency ward at Jalingo United Methodist Hospital in Jalingo, Nigeria. Photo by Ezekiel Ibrahim, UM News.

Striving to spread the gospel through humanitarian assistance, the Rural Health Program of The United Methodist Church in Nigeria recently added to Jalingo United Methodist Hospital by building an accident and emergency/VIP ward to enhance services.

As Nigeria Area Bishop John Wesley Yohanna led the commissioning service, he noted the new ward’s role: “to promote healing (and) health as wholeness, as a nation and community of faith.”

He said the hospital’s success takes paid and volunteer members of The United Methodist Church and society who are committed to sharing the compassionate love and grace of Jesus Christ.

“Let us consecrate this place, as well as ourselves, as sacred, so that all people who enter the edifice experience God’s grace, feel welcomed and are inspired to recover from their sickness,” he said. “Today, we call upon God to use this place to admit and treat patients, as well as transform lives. May the Holy Spirit’s presence and power of healing be experienced by all who enter these doors.”

After joining in a litany of thanksgiving, invited guests offered words of encouragement.

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Source: United Methodist News