Rev. Payne Clarke
The Zion Christian Fellowship Church (ZCF) has disclosed plan to construct a 150 bedrooms hospital in Kakata, Margiba County. The church made the disclosure recently at a groundbreaking ceremony in ‘World Bank Community’, Kakata.
Head Pastor Rev. Payne Clarke said though the groundbreaking was just held, a foundation had been laid with a dimension of 120 by 60 feet. Rev. Clarke said the project is a vision that the Lord Jesus Christ gave to the Church to build a hospital that will cater to the health needs of Liberians.
He said the initiative will enhance the work of God through his healing power by providing medication to the sick. According to him, the construction of the building is a blessing for citizens of Margibi and Liberia at large, adding that when completed, the facility will offer many services, including surgery.
Rev. Clarke added that the building will also contain seven general walls; three private walls, a theatre that will contain the surgical room and Nurses’ station, among others. He said it will take the church six years to complete the entire project, stating that funding is coming from tithes and other fees paid by his congregation, and put the estimated cost of the project at US$250,000.
When asked if services at the hospital will be free, he said services will not be free, but if donors come in with support, fees will be minimum. On the question qualified staff, he encourages members of the church to pursue studies in the medical field, adding that some of them are already in medical school, and the church will buttress their effort to enable them acquire requisite training to ably run the facility after completion.
By Ramsey N. Singbeh, Jr. from Margibi-Editing by Jonathan Browne