Phase One Opening

The Day clinic part of the Hospital is officially open.  Here are some pictures from the first day of clinic.

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The undertaking of a hospital in a third world country is no small task.  And as I sifted through pictures, I thought it would be appropriate to show just what it has taken for these walls to open.

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All sand and rock had to be brought from the river.  And then crushed.  Sifted.  And then washed so as to make strong enough cement.

 

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The ground was built up so that it was flat and at the correct elevation.

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The footers were dug.  Foundation poured.  All of the rebar had to be cut and bent by hand and tied together.

 

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Plumbing and electrical work had to be completed before floors could be poured.

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Crews worked together to mix cement and pour it – room by room.

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Walls were erected block by block with reinforcement columns to make sure the building was earthquake proof.

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The well was dug to ensure that the hospital never ran out of water.

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Pipes were laid to connect the sewer system and the second floor/ roof was poured.

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The roof was constructed from steel and each piece was welded together.  And then the insulation and roofing was attached.

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Interior walls were erected and electricity and plumbing connected in each of the rooms.

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The sewage tank was dug,  Poured.  And dried.

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All of the block had to be covered twice by a coating on the block to create smooth walls.  The floors were cleaned, stained and coated.

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Finishing touches like drywall and closets were constructed.  Each window, door , cabinet and table had to be made from scratch and installed.

 

The truth is that this only details a little snapshot of what when together to build this.  God truly has brought together a team – of workers, donators, financial supporters, staff.  There are so many other steps that I won’t even highlight.  You get the point.  It has been a lot of work.  All starting as an act of obedience to what God has asked Adonai to do.

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Here is the old clinic.

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And here stands the new one.

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