Once a month Drs. Matt and Sarah would fly with their children to a mining village to purchase supplies. One day a well-dressed man approached them, introducing himself as Martin from the copper mine. He was curious. What was a white family doing here?
They explained they were medical doctors who worked in a remote area. He continued his probing questions. “Where is your hospital? I would like to see it.”
Three days later a helicopter landed on the hospital lawn and Martin stepped out. Matt greeted him and took him on a tour of the hospital and grounds.
Martin explained that he was the CEO of the mine. “We have taken from this country and we want to give back. I like what I see here. If you would write-up a proposal of your needs, we would like to meet those needs.”
A few days later Matt submitted his proposal:
1. Dormitories are needed for both our male and female health-care worker students.
2. A large truck for hauling is badly needed.
3. Whenever a doctor flies in or out of the country, it is very expensive and complicated.
Martin said, “Whenever a doctor and his/her family needs to fly in or out of the country, they need only contact the mine. We will fly them in our private jet.
The dorms were built and a big new truck was delivered. God is faithful!
Matt and Sarah returned to the U.S. after three years. Now, four years later they’ve been asked to return to the jungle for a short stint to meet a temporary need for a doctor. Matt contacted the copper mine. They are sending a plane to pick them up from the nearest safe country.
Meanwhile, Matt now teaches at a major university medical school in the U.S. When he approached the dean asking if he might use his vacation time to take a few weeks to return to the jungle hospital, the dean said, “It won’t be a vacation. It’ll be work. We want you to be on full salary. You can take your vacation at a later time.”
- And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
- SONG: JUNGLE MISSIONARIES – By Kathleen
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