Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature (Mark 16:15).
Cameroon lies at the gateway to central Africa and all around this west-central African country other nations have been engulfed in bloody civil wars. God has allowed Cameroon to remain stable and to keep the door open for the proclamation of the Gospel. Through the means of medicine the Gospel has been welcomed in all 10 provinces of Cameroon.
Dr. and Mrs. John (Omelda) Hibbert
And as you go, preach, saying, the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers. raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give (Matthew 10:8). Dr. John Hibbert
is a board certified general surgeon with a Masters in Public Health and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine. His wife, Omelda Hibbert,
is a Registered Nurse. They have been ministering in Third World countries since 1988 and have taken medicine, food and vitamins to Kenya, Uganda, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Haiti, and Jamaica.
Dr and Mrs. Hibbert have been coming to Cameroon for 12 years to give free medical care to the people of the villages along with Health teams International. In March 2006, the Hibberts moved to Cameroon permanently. In September of that year, they opened a school and 2 months later opened a free clinic in Limbe. During the 3 years of operation, Open Door has treated over 10,000 vilagers with about 5,000 giving their hearts to the Lord. They have dispensed medication worth 12,000,000 FCFA free of charge. With the help of other medical visitors from the U.S., they have been to the following villages to give medical care and present the Gospel: Bombe, Bimbia, Bangem, Bakingili, Bota, Bojongo, Bamunka, Babungo, Kai, Kombone, Wovia, Galim, Idenau, Muyuka, Yoke, Mapanja, Penja, Mokundange, Limbola, and Moliwe.
Additionally, they have taught preventive care to hundred of patients. Subjects include: hygiene, clean water, sanitation, hypertension, cholesterol, malaria, diabetes, nutrition, and childcare. They have participated in the distribution of impregnated mosquito nets to the Limbola community. Their students have conducted a follow-up survey on the implementation and use of these nest as a part of their community health program. Lectures are given on HIV/AIDS awareness and sentitization. Working with the Batoke health center, Open Door has administered immunization to children and actively participates in the CDTI program.
Open Door Medical Development
See , I have set before you and open door, and no one can shut it (Revelation 3:8)
. Open Door Medical Development
is an apolitical, nongovernmental philanthropic association. It operates a free clinic and free physician assistants school in Limbe. Its ministry philosophy is based on the premise that a holistic approach is the only way to successfully demonstrate Christ's lobe in the world today. Open Door gives medical training to young Cameroonians for a period of 3 years. They will then use these skills to impact the healthcare needs of the people in remote villages, and at the same become gainfully employed; making a living for themselves while sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Twenty-two students are presently enrolled in the physician assistant's school. Six students were graduated in June, 2009 (see photo gallery below)
Friendship Church has been a ministry partner of Open Door Medical Development since August, 2006.
Open Door Medical Development Photo Gallery