He began by renting a 4-bedroom apartment where he gave free medical treatment and counseling services. Today they operate out of a world class 3-storey hospital complex with over 100 staff providing free medical services to thousands every year.
MCC Nigeria’s relationship with Faith Alive began with a six-month service assignment by MCCers Drs. Nathan and Rochele Beachy in 2003. Since that beginning MCC has continued to support Faith Alive with financial grants and service workers who assist in the vision of healing holistically meeting the needs of the many hopeless who walk through their doors. The giving and receiving is mutual at many levels.
The stories of profound impact on the lives of people through the services of committed Faith Alive staff would fill volumes if they were written down. Immaculate is a young woman who came with her mother to Jos, escaping the Boko Haram instigated violence in Yobe State. Her mother was dying from HIV/AIDs so they eventually found their way to Faith Alive. Unfortunately her mother could not be saved but Faith Alive embraced Immaculate and enrolled her in MCC supported sewing classes so she could learn a trade to support herself.
Rotimi Johnson has been “brought up” in Faith Alive providing leadership and skills to the hospital laboratory. He is the one giving vision for the creation of a “for profit” world class lab that Faith Alive is building in order to address the need for sustainability in a world of declining funding.
— Dave Klassen, January 2015