Despite the complicated title for this post, we feel that our lives have been simplified in the last week. Rev. Michael Reynen and Dr. Glenn Snyder visited Burundi last week to see the new clinic and to evaluate opportunities for medical ministry. We appreciate their wisdom and experience and the ways they have encouraged us on this journey. After our two days of conversation, we have a better-defined purpose and less ambiguity about our role with the students.

6 Millers, Mike Reynen, Dr. Glenn Snyder in home in Bujumbura, Burundi

Mike and Dr. Glenn join the family

The highlight of our time together was a meeting with Bishop Elie Buconyori and Dr. Innocente Irakoze, the Medical Director of the Van Norman Clinic. We traveled to Bubanza outside of Bujumbura to discuss how Hope Africa University and the Millers could work together in this endeavor to educate medical students. Our desire all along has been to help these young doctors improve their clinical skills so that they can be a part of seeing Burundi transformed and people come to health and wholeness. What a thrill it was to be asked to give direction to the practical skills that doctors need to learn during their

Joel Miller, Mike Reynen, Bishop Elie Buconyori, and Dr. Glenn Snyder stand together

Joel joins Mike, Bishop Elie, and Dr. Glenn in Bubanza. Not pictured is Dr. Innocente.

training years.

The Title Says It All

Joel has been named the Director of Clinical Education for the medical students. As you can imagine, Janette will be helping with this work but is focused on her Board exam, language study, and settling the children this fall.  We are glad that this is a team effort with international doctors, nurses, technicians, and therapists contributing. Might you be one who will serve in the months ahead? We’d be glad to hear from you and discuss with you what that might look like.

Dr. Joel and Dr. Eric stand together in clinic

Joel and Dr. Eric, one of the Burundian doctors working with us

Let’s Stand Together

There is much work to be done and we appreciate your partnership in supporting us here. Please keep praying, keep giving, and keep imagining with us a transformed Burundi, a healthier Africa, and a world where the Kingdom keeps breaking in…