EMAUSA’s recent financial gift to ELWA Hospital will, according to Jason Troxell,
CEO – ELWA Medical Center, “go a long way to proving supplies and care for patients suffering from COVID-19 in Liberia.”
EMAUSA looks forward to partnering with ELWA Hospital to promote evangelism and discipleship of both patients and staff.
Currently, there are three Chaplains at ELWA Hospital: three paid, one volunteer. They conduct daily chapel teaching and worship services. They pray with patients individually offering counseling when needed. The Chaplains also pray over, counsel, and disciple staff members.
The Jesus Film is shown daily along with a Gospel presentation on the 10 monitors in the OPD area. Many patients have made the decision to follow Jesus as the result of this film.
Visitors who gather at the hospital before opening are invited to participate in Bible teaching provided by HCF (Healthcare Christian Fellowship), a ministry started by ELWA Hospital staff. HCF members also visit patients providing Bible teaching to them and their families.
Mr. Troxell would like to provide more encouragement and spiritual training for ELWA Hospital staff including one-on-one discipleship and small group Bible studies.
“I think its easy to underestimate the darkness in Liberia. There are a lot of “churches” but still the country is very dark spiritually…” says Mr. Troxell.
Meanu Kayea was born in Liberia and is on the advisory board of EMAUSA. His father, now with the Lord, ministered to the Liberian people through broadcasts on ELWA Christian radio and with Youth for Christ. Meanu was 19 years old when he moved to the US where he lived with an ELWA missionary family.
Meanu says, "I believe God is calling me to return to Liberia to disciple, mentor and share God’s love and the message of salvation with Liberian youth. The desire and burden to return to my birthplace began about 10 years ago when God gave me the opportunity to connect with a group of young Liberian boys adopted by American families in Charlotte, North Carolina where I live. My relationship with the boys began by meeting regularly with them in small discipleship groups. Through this experience, I felt the Lord placing the youth of Liberia upon my heart and a plan for a discipleship program that would bring Jesus to them began to form."
The Evangelical Seminary of West Africa seeks to glorify Christ by producing Godly servant-leaders for West Africa; to serve the church, transform the world, and fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20).
1. Relevance and Excellence: a missional approach to faith and theology that is solution driven.
2. Spirituality and Integrity: a missional approach to faith and theology that is above reproach.
3. Christ-Centered Leadership: leadership that integrates deep personal holiness and humility with a strong conviction to obey God’s will, not fearing the cost.
4. Creativity in Community: team leaders, not lone rangers, who seek innovative and Biblical solutions for the community.