This hospital, nestled in a valley between two mountain ranges in rural Papua New Guinea, has served the tribal people of that nation for the past 65 years. Kudjip is a missionary hospital and exists to bring the hope of Jesus Christ, as well as much needed medical care, to people who are in great need of both.
The work in the area is plentiful, but the workers are few. Tom and I (and our three boys) desire to join their number and use our experience and passions to assist the hospital in its effort to reach the lost. This will not be instead of staying at our current ministries in Indiana, but rather in addition to and extension of them.
You see, the hospital in PNG has never had a dietician/nutritionist on staff—nor even visit—in their entire duration of existence. I (Candice) am excited to work with the kitchen staff and use my experience working in rural hospitals in Ecuador and Congo to their gain. It’s my desire to help improve the nourishment of their patients.