Gabon

  • Because of You

    January 28, 2017

    News & Stories

    Watch this video and see how your investment is being used for Kingdom purposes.

  • Bongolo Hospital Conducts TB Research Study

    October 14, 2016

    News & Stories

    A TB research study coupled with a doctor’s generosity embodies an Alliance hospital’s purpose to be “a center of hope to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the people of Gabon.”

  • God Uses 'Alliance Life' to Help Fill Tall Order

    August 25, 2016

    News & Stories

    An answer to prayer for a worker in Gabon, Africa

  • Woodcutters Accept Divine Assignment

    Sept/Oct 2016

    Alliance Life

    “Sounds like spam to me,” I said to my coworker Cherie at Community Alliance Church in Detroit Lakes, Minn. She […]

  • Patient’s Eye Miraculously Healed

    October 15, 2015

    News & Stories

    About 70 percent of all cataract surgeries in Gabon are performed at Bongolo Hospital.

  • Bongolo Hospital Ministry Growing

    January 22, 2015

    News & Stories

    Nearly 40,000 patients received treatment at Bongolo Hospital last year.

  • Bongolo Hospital: Recovery Update

    February 5, 2014

    News & Stories

    Your prayers are what hold us together.

  • Divine Encounter

    January 24, 2014

    News & Stories

    I am glad I had an opportunity to tell him about Jesus before he died.

  • Bongolo Hospital: Disaster, Quick Provision

    January 23, 2014

    News & Stories

    Four days after a fire destroyed Bongolo Hospital’s electrical transformer, God provided a new one.

  • Through Healing Hands

    January 15, 2014

    News & Stories

    Claude Alain clung to life in a Libreville hospital for six weeks, receiving intravenous antibiotics and medication to control his seizures.

  • Gabon: Bus Accident Seriously Injures Four Alliance Women

    August 17, 2012

    News & Stories

    Pilot Steve Straw air evacuated four women who were seriously injured in a bus accident Sunday night. The women had just attended an Alliance Women Ministries conference. Steve serves with Aviation Medicale de Bongolo, providing air ambulance service for Bongolo Hospital in Gabon, West Africa.

  • Former NYC Fire Truck Arrives in Bongolo

    May 25, 2012

    News & Stories

    While visiting Bongolo in 2009, Dave and Diann Conquest witnessed a fire that severely damaged a warehouse and destroyed most of Bongolo Hospital’s surgical supplies.

  • Fire Truck’s Two-Plus Year Journey to Bongolo Nears Completion

    March 29, 2012

    News & Stories

    A fire seriously damaged Bongolo Hospital’s warehouse in 2009, compelling two visitors who witnessed the fire to return home and begin searching for a fire truck on eBay®. Dave and Diann Conquest, parents of Dr. Keir Thelander’s wife, Joanna, found and purchased the 1975 Mack Fire Truck for about $3,000. And then helped raise some $20,000 to cover needed repairs and ship the truck to Africa.

    After a lengthy ocean voyage, the vehicle was released from customs this month and is now in Gabon. Learn how you can pray for the final leg of this 10-ton truck’s down-country journey to serve in Bongolo.

  • Tried by Fire

    January 12, 2012

    News & Stories

    In September 2010, three local Christian men in Gabon were tied up by demon worshipping villagers who doused the believers […]

  • Alliance Medical Mission Lights the Way for Thousands

    January 12, 2012

    News & Stories

    At Bongolo Hospital in Gabon, 1,724 people prayed to receive Christ in 2010. That is roughly 1 out of every […]

  • Good News from Bongolo Hospital

    December 9, 2011

    News & Stories

    Recent updates from the C&MA’s Bongolo Hospital in Gabon include a report that 1,111 people had become followers of Jesus (as of November 11) through the hospital’s ministry this year, and news that a much-needed fire truck is on its way. Read more about the fire truck’s journey to Africa . . .

  • Walking Stick (Short Version)

    December 1, 2011

    Video

    Former Alliance worker Don Fairly received a walking stick from a village chief as a symbol of honor and trust for Don’s pledge to return to Gabon. It was the height of the Great Depression, and the sum needed to return to Africa seemed unattainable. But God enabled His servant to keep his promise to the people who wanted to hear more about Jesus.

  • Walking Stick (Long Version)

    December 1, 2011

    Video

    Former Alliance worker Don Fairly received a walking stick from a village chief as a symbol of honor and trust for Don’s pledge to return to Gabon. It was the height of the Great Depression, and the sum needed to return to Africa seemed unattainable. But God enabled his servant to keep his promise to the people who wanted to hear more about Jesus.

  • Tried by Fire

    December 1, 2011

    Video

    Alliance Pastor Jean Pierre Moukingui is empowered by the Holy Spirit when he cries for God to forgive the men who doused him and two other church leaders in diesel fuel and lit their feet on fire. After receiving medical treatment, the men returned to their village church, where they joined their church family to sing and praise the Lord.

  • Walking Stick (Short Version) (Español)

    November 21, 2011

    Video

    Former Alliance worker Don Fairly received a walking stick from a village chief as a symbol of honor and trust for Don’s pledge to return to Gabon. It was the height of the Great Depression, and the sum needed to return to Africa seemed unattainable. But God enabled His servant to keep his promise to the people who wanted to hear more about Jesus.

  • Walking Stick (Long Version) (Español)

    November 21, 2011

    Video

    Former Alliance worker Don Fairly received a walking stick from a village chief as a symbol of honor and trust for Don’s pledge to return to Gabon. It was the height of the Great Depression, and the sum needed to return to Africa seemed unattainable. But God enabled his servant to keep his promise to the people who wanted to hear more about Jesus.

  • Illness a Prescription for Young Man's Calling

    August 4, 2011

    News & Stories

    “Isn’t it just like God to use a difficult disease and accident to inspire a young man to serve His Kingdom?” asks Lisa Nicky, a nurse at Bongolo Hospital in Gabon, West Africa. Read this inspiring story and be reminded “that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28,ESV)

  • A Prodigal Daughter's Journey Home

    May 9, 2011

    News & Stories

    “She was HIV-positive, a heavy drinker, and suffering from a bad infection . . .” so begins a moving story of redemption and reconciliation that culminates at Bongolo Hospital, in Gabon, Central Africa.

  • Building Hope in Gabon

    January 27, 2011

    News & Stories

    “Do you have a church team that would like to help build a new residence for Hope House?” asks Steve Straw, who works in Gabon. “Zap an e-mail to EnvisionGabon@gmail.com and let us know.” Hope House is a home for at-risk kids in Libreville.

  • Tortured by Fire

    November 16, 2010

    News & Stories

    Dr. Dave Thompson, a missionary surgeon at Bongolo Hospital in Gabon for more than three decades, describes the trial by fire of three Christians in a nearby village. Learn how you can pray for the three men, local church members, and for the perpetrators of this gruesome crime.

  • Blanketed With Love

    November 16, 2010

    News & Stories

    VBS students in Pennsylvania reach out to children in Gabon. Read more . . .

  • "Tortured by Fire" Update

    November 1, 2010

    News & Stories

    Learn more about the tragic situation surrounding the three Gabonese Christians whose feet were severely burned. And read what Dr. John Piper said at Lausanne III about the twofold tension believers must embrace to serve our broken world effectively.

  • No Place Like Hope

    August 30, 2010

    News & Stories

    “The respect I am shown here is beyond me!” said a recent Hope Medical Center patient. Read more about why hundreds of Hope visitors each year learn to put their trust in the Great Physician.

  • Update: Air Bongolo Emergency Landing

    April 7, 2010

    News & Stories

    Read pilot Steve Straw’s update about the recent forced landing of the Cessna 207 that serves as an air ambulance service for Bongolo Hospital.

  • Gabon: Air Ambulance Cessna in Forced Landing

    March 31, 2010

    News & Stories

    Air Calvary’s Cessna 207 aircraft, based in Gabon, Africa, made a forced landing in the village of Owendo, just south of the city of Libreville, the West African nation’s capital city.

  • Bongolo Aviation Ministry: In-Flight Update

    March 11, 2010

    News & Stories

    Pilot Steve Straw, an Alliance pastor, reports about the first two months of successful air ambulance service for Bongolo Hospital in Gabon, West Africa.

  • Bongolo Hospital Welcomes Cessna 207

    January 8, 2010

    News & Stories

    “Today, Air Calvary’s Cessna 207 arrived at Lebamba, the town where the Bongolo Hospital is located,” Alliance workers in Gabon reported on December 30. The single-engine, eight-seat aircraft will provide air ambulance service for the hospital-the first such service in Gabon.

  • A Christmas Gift for Gabon

    December 16, 2009

    News & Stories

    Gabon is about to have its first-ever medical air transport service-just in time for Christmas, pilot Steve Straw reports.

  • Gabon's First Air Ambulance Service, Ready for Take-Off

    October 22, 2009

    News & Stories

    Gabon’s first-ever medical air transport program is about to take-off-on the wings of a Cessna 207. The single-engine aircraft begins its transatlantic journey this week to provide Bongolo Hospital with much-needed air service, a project made possible through a partnership between Air Calvary, Bongolo Hospital, and The Alliance Chretienne au Gabon.

  • PAACS Surgeon Joins Bongolo Staff

    September 2, 2008

    News & Stories

    Dr. Philadelphi Dembele, along with his wife, Rachelle, and their 11-month-old daughter, Christine, arrived at Bongolo Hospital in Gabon on […]

  • The Challenge with New Believers

    July 22, 2008

    News & Stories

    It had been six hours since Thiery had been injured in an automobile accident. The young man had been riding […]

  • Hundreds Turn to Jesus at Bongolo

    July 22, 2008

    News & Stories

    A week does not go by at Bongolo Hospital in Gabon, West Africa, that at least 20 people find their […]

  • Unanimous Decision in Dusala

    May 5, 2008

    News & Stories

    In the remote village of Dusala in Gabon, West Africa, a recent evangelistic outreach produced stunning results for Alliance missionaries […]

  • Evangelism Explosion in Gabon

    March 31, 2008

    News & Stories

    Every patient that is treated at Bongolo Hospital in Gabon, West Africa, hears the gospel. Thousands now have a personal […]

  • Praxis Communities Cultivate Authentic Faith

    March 11, 2008

    News & Stories

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Christian and Missionary Alliance has launched a new program that offers young […]

  • Alliance Missionary Robbed Twice

    November 16, 2007

    News & Stories

    Alliance missionary Cheryl Solvig, along with two friends, was robbed recently as the trio picnicked during a visit to Leconi […]

  • Confronting AIDS

    November 14, 2007

    Video

    Dr. David Thompson talks about the ravaging affects that AIDS has on the peoples of Africa and how the Alliance is responding. Produced in 2007.

  • Confronting AIDS (Español)

    November 14, 2007

    Video

    Dr. David Thompson talks about the ravaging affects that AIDS has on the peoples of Africa and how the Alliance is responding. Produced in 2007.

  • Confronting AIDS

    November 14, 2007

    Video

    Dr. David Thompson talks about AIDS and what he is doing to confront it. Produced in 2007.

  • Confronting AIDS (Español)

    November 14, 2007

    Video

    Dr. David Thompson talks about AIDS and what he is doing to confront it. Produced in 2007.

  • Alliance Missions Comes Full Circle in Gabon

    July 25, 2007

    News & Stories

    The goal of Alliance missions is to establish self-supporting, self-propagating, and self-governing churches at home and abroad. In Gabon, West Africa, […]

  • Alliance Missions Comes Full Circle in Gabon

    July 19, 2007

    News & Stories

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – After a U.S. missions investment of more than 70 years, the Christian and […]

  • A Day in the Life

    September 14, 2006

    News & Stories

         Shot at close range in the foot, a fifteen-year-old boy was brought to Bongolo Hospital for treatment. Already, the wound […]

  • Pioneer Gabon Missionary Dies

    July 11, 2006

    News & Stories

    Mrs. Ruth A. Parliman, retired missionary to Gabon, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 10, 2006. Parliman, […]

  • Homegoing of Retired Missionary

    July 11, 2006

    News & Stories

    Retired missionary Raymond Cook Sr. passed into the Lord’s presence on July 8, 2006. He was 93. Cook attended St. […]

  • God is on the move in Gabon

    February 13, 2006

    News & Stories

    By Carolyn L. Thorson, Alliance missionary to Gabon     God is at work in Gabon! More than 1,200 people […]

  • Holy Fire

    January 30, 2006

    News & Stories

    When God began to speak to a few high school boys at a church plant in the village of Mandji, […]

  • Bongolo Hospital Airplane Venture Ends in Disaster

    January 18, 2006

    News & Stories

    After two years of praying and working toward having a plane for Bongolo Hospital in Gabon, the plane’s maiden voyage was […]

  • Former Missionary to Gabon Passes Away

    June 8, 2005

    News & Stories

    Carolyn D. Silvas passed into the Lord’s presence on June 6. Carolyn and her husband, Edia, served with the C&MA […]

  • Bongolo Evangelical Hospital

    November 10, 2001

    Video

    Dedicated hospital staff work around the clock to provide medical help and spiritual hope to the people of Gabon. Produced in 2001.

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