Alliance Worker Dr. David Thompson Featured on 700 Club
February 24, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Alliance international worker Dr. David Thompson, a general surgeon who serves at Bongolo Hospital in Gabon, Central Africa, will appear live on CBN’s 700 Club, February 27, 2012, 9 a.m. EST. Dr. Thompson will address his 35 years of service at the hospital and God’s mighty hand upon this ministry. Also, he will discuss the development of PAACS (Pan African Association of Christian Surgeons), a widely recognized training institute for African surgeons that Thompson founded in 1997.
Raised in Vietnam by Alliance international workers, Thompson sensed God’s call to medical ministry at the age of 14, when his family encountered a car accident in Cambodia. When Thompson’s father offered to pray for the victim, the dying man didn’t want to hear about God; he wanted to live.
Thompson promised God then that he would devote his life to helping sick people live to hear about Christ’s love. Thompson’s faith was tried in 1968, when his parents were killed by North Vietnamese soldiers during the Tet Offensive, but he never wavered in his commitment to medical missions. Thompson, along with Alliance team members, later established Bongolo Hospital, where more than 1,000 people each year for the past 15 years have trusted in Christ.
Thompson’s heart for the lost is evident in the ministries he has established as well as in his willingness to follow God’s call to a new field. After more than 30 years in Central Africa, Thompson will transition to another country next year. In his CBN interview, Thompson hopes to convey his passion “to help Christians worldwide to embrace a biblical theology of mercy that includes acts of compassion and verbal proclamation of the good news of Jesus.”
The Christian and Missionary Alliance is a worldwide family of Christians mobilized to fulfill the Great Commission by living out the fullness of Jesus Christ in personal experience and building His Church worldwide. Today, there are more than 2,000 Alliance churches in the United States and more than 20,000 fellowships in 81 countries around the world, where nearly 5 million Christians call themselves “Alliance,” united by an unquenchable passion to reach their communities for Christ and provide access to the gospel where no access yet exists.
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