The Dutch Orthopedic Surgeons are here for 2 weeks for their semi-annual visit. They will be operating on over 70 children with crooked legs. Cameroon has an incredible number of children with severely crooked legs for a variety of medical reasons. Every bed in the hospital is presently occupied and some beds even have 2 children in them. The Dutch have been coming here for many years and over 1000 children have benefited from the surgeries they provide. It is a joy to see the smile on the faces of the children as they look at the casts on their now straight legs. Most of the children will remain here for 8-12 weeks until their casts can be removed and Physical Therapy can be started.
Jim and Terry Hake have been at St. Martin de Porres Hospital in Njinikom, Cameroon since July 2010. With the prayerful support of their family and friends, and relying on Our Lord to be their daily companion, they are in the second year of a three year mission.