God’s Faithfulness in the Jungle

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.”

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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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11 Responses to God’s Faithfulness in the Jungle

  1. Helene says:

    AMEN AND AMEN! God looks at the heart and grants the desires of our heart.

  2. Linda Simson says:

    Wow! It is so encouraging to read how God provides for His children! Awesome! It is a double blessing. It provided the blessings of logistical needs for the Doctors, and blessed the CEO of mine at the same time!

  3. Edith says:

    This is a heartwarming account. Sometimes, those of us in towns and cities have no idea what those who serve in remote areas go through. Thank God for His provision and protection.

    • Kathleen says:

      I think you’re right, Edith. I recently read that 60% of the world’s population does not have indoor plumbing! Many of us know little about life in remote jungles.

  4. MEL THOMPSON says:

    GREAT STORY! God IS GOOD…ALL the time! Thank you Kathleen for the story.

  5. April Boyer says:

    Wonderful and simple story of God’s love and provision! Very cute song too. Thank you!

  6. Sherry says:

    What a great story of how God does provide! Thanks for sharing!

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