There is wonderful maternal care at the Good News Hospital and they seek to support as many mothers in the community as possible. With a growing need, they are looking to expand their maternity unit to care for women in the area who need support through their pregnancies. The hospital asks for prayer that:
Praise the Lord for the provision of 13 trained Christian midwives running a 24/7 service at the good news hospital. Pray for Mme Lamintsoa, head midwife, and her team, that they may be given wisdom, skill, compassion and god's love as they care for women through pregnancy and childbirth. Pray for a continued high standard of care and for the in-service training of the staff.
Pray for the proclamation of the gospel message to the patients by the maternity staff and hospital evangelists, and that many would come to trust and follow Jesus.
Sadly, even in a well-run maternity unit, not every mother goes home with a healthy baby. This is particularly the case in Mandritsara where some patients take 2 days or more to travel to the hospital. Pray for those who go home sad, that they may understand the love of god in their time of need.
Pray for funding for the maternity unit expansion project. This is a major need in order to maintain an adequate maternity department.