Category Archives: Medical

Saving Conjoined Twins

By Jaclyn Reierson, an MAF missionary in the DRC

“Wanna come flying with me tomorrow?” Brett asked me casually on Friday evening. “Nick and Jocelyn offered to watch the kids, and there’s room for an extra person on both legs of the flight to Vanga.”

I didn’t even have to think about my answer! After living in […]

9-1-1 Kikongo

Missionary Physician Assistant Katherine Niles, with American Baptist International Ministries, serves as the coordinator for the Baptist health/medical work in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)—14 hospitals and 5 health zones, which carry out Jesus’s ministry of health and healing. Katherine kindly agreed to share her story with us about how God answered her […]

Overcoming Obstacles to Healing

It seemed like the only “help” available for 12-year-old Masha’s painful infection on her shin was either an herbal remedy or a trip to the local witch doctor, neither of which would be considered a legitimate option outside of the developing world.

Masha with family members and American Baptist missionary Rita Chapman (left). Photo […]

Liquid Time

One afternoon I flew slow circles inside Ecuador’s Amazon jungle clouds. Not completely gray, I’d pop in and out of bright sunshine pockets above or narrow holes open downward to treetops a half-mile below. Tantalizing glimpses too small to stay in, but hinting I might accomplish my new mission after all.

Storing liquid time […]