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1949 - Beginnings of HCJB's Medical Department

HCJB's medical work began with the arrival of Dr. Paul & Barbara Roberts, and nurse Kay Erb in 1949.
HCJB's medical work began with the arrival of Dr. Paul & Barbara Roberts, and nurse Kay Erb in 1949.
Refuge on the Highway - Beginning of HCJB's Medical Ministry
This HCJB Radio Log publication from 1948 outlines the beginnings of medical ministries in Ecuador.


Clarence Jones and Reuben Larson desperately wanted a missionary doctor in Quito. Both had lost children shortly after birth in Ecuador—which they believed would not have happened if a missionary doctor had been present. 

They went to every missionary organization in Ecuador and asked them to start a medical work, but all declined.

Still convinced of the need, Clarence and Reuben prayed for many years. God answered. Radio Station HCJB would begin missionary medicine in Ecuador.

1949 - Workers repair the outer wall in preparation for opening of the medical clinic.
HCJB's hostel and medical clinic was located on the Panamerican Highway, about one block from the radio station.
1949 - Workers work repair the outer wall in preparation for opening of the medical clinic.
Workers prepare the clinic inside and out.
1949 - Workers repair the outer wall in preparation for opening of the medical clinic.
Wood and metal structures were built to house indigenous people overnight.  

 

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