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Miracle at Tenwek (Book Review)

summer 2008

From triple helix - summer 2008 - Miracle at Tenwek (Book Review) [pp16-18]

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Gregg Lewis - Discovery House Publishers 2007 - $12.55 Pb 312pp - ISBN 978 1 57293 222 7

Miracle at Tenwek chronicles the incredible life of Dr Ernie Steury, from a bashful backward farm boy to his leading and developing one of the premier mission hospitals in the world. His humility, gentleness and faithful service inspired me so much after spending a summer shadowing him as a university student that I vowed to be a missionary just like him. We served together in Kenya for eleven years and much of who I am today is a reflection of God living through Ernie's life. Ernie loved people into the kingdom, was a brilliant surgeon/diagnostician and developed a four-room clinic into a 300-bed tertiary care hospital that now trains doctors, nurses and chaplains. His passion that no patient would ever leave the hospital without hearing the gospel resulted in four or five thousand people coming to Christ each year. Ernie embodied the characteristics of the Great Physician. The local people called him 'Mosonik'. I can still hear an elder of the tribe telling me 'We Kipsigis people know that if we go to Tenwek Hospital and just touch Mosonik…we will get better!' Ernie Steury was a medical missionary giant of the 20th century. His life changed mine. His story will change yours.

Article written by David Stevens

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