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Family tradition. It’s one of the things that can unite our families and define the people we will become.
For senior international studies major Peter Faile, it’s also a legacy of service that has touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in and around the West African nation of Ghana.
The clinic staff sees patients with illnesses that range from minor discomforts to cancer and other major health problems. The hospital staff delivers babies and performs surgeries in its two small operating rooms. They also offer a nutritional rehabilitation and education program as well as a public health program that offers immunizations and other important services.
A promotional video developed by the George Faile Foundation reports that instead of turning away patients when the hospital beds are full, the staff simply “makes room on the floor” for the patients.
Peter puts it quite simply, “I don’t know how they do what they do.”
The Spiritual Aspect
As an example of the spiritual impact of the hospital, Ms. Lay shared a story about the hospital’s 40th anniversary celebration, a night in which more than 120 people who attended the celebration made public professions of faith in Jesus Christ.
The Next Generation
Peter will have the opportunity to share his family’s work with a group of friends from Shorter College in June as a Baptist Collegiate Ministries-sponsored team led by campus minister, the Rev. David Roland, volunteers at the hospital and at another site in Ghana.
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