Our BMC volunteers guesthouse rates have been simplified to a single $25/person all inclusive daily rate and $30/day for an air conditioned room.
All Inclusive – Lodging/Meals/Internet per day
Per person rate * $25 (see amount in GHS) / $30 for Air conditioned room
* Per Person rate is irrespective of whether rooms are shared or not. Rooms are given on a first- come first-served basis.
$35/ person one way, $70/ person roundtrip
$5 GHS per load (wash & dry)
The Medical Dental Council Ghana has increased the cost of new temporary medical license registrations to 759USD. Previously, the new registrations fee had been 660USD.
All foreign physicians who are licensed in their home country and come to work at BMC must register and pay this fee.
Once a physician receives a Temporary Registration, it only costs 506GHS (~42USD) to renew it annually.
MDCG Link: https://www.mdcghana.org/renewal/
Since the early 1980s, Tommy Harrison of Smith’s Station, AL and Dr. Fuller Robinson of Roanoke, VA have been coming to Nalerigu to serve at BMC.
Tommy volunteered as a field engineer doing maintaince work at the hospital, drilling wells in the the surrounding communities and advising on many construction projects over the years. Tommy amazingly taught himself Mampruli and setup preaching points in remote villages – many of which became churches.
Dr. Robinson setup the hospital’s dental program and has been doing annual (often bi-annual) trips to provide mobile dental services to villages in the region.
After a dinner of Tommy & Fuller’s favorite Ghanaian dishes, Rev. Mark Copolla gave a brief devotional highlighting how the two men’s decades of Kingdom work reflect the life of Christ they are compelled to imitate. Then the Faile Foundation president Dr. Paul Shumpert presented them each with a framed citation expressing appreciation for their service. They also received matching t-shirts that read “Well Done Good and Faithful Servant.”
Thanks to a special gift through the International Mission Board, BMC has been able to upgrade its security fence around the lower campus where the volunteer guesthouses are located.
The new 650+ meters of security fencing have six feet of chainlink with barbed wire and an additional line of barbed wire at 7 feet.
After taking a year of sabbatical leave that was unexpectedly extended by several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BMC’s surgeon Dr. Heidi Haun, her husband Rev. William Haun and their children returned to Nalerigu on September 24th.
During her absence, her role at BMC as surgical consultant was graciously filled by volunteer physician Dr. Anastasia Furtak.
The Haun family has committed to another 4-year term of volunteer service at BMC.
In a recent memo, the management of the Ghana Baptist Convention’s guest house in Accra announced that its costs will go up by 17.5% as they are legally required to collect VAT (Value Added Tax).
This increase only applies to the guest house in Accra, not the BMC guest house’s cost.
Dear valued customer,
Please be informed that the Ghana Baptist Guest House is now registered for VAT( Value Added Tax) collection on behalf of government.We are hereby notifying you all that our rates as from Monday 22nd July, 2019 will have 17.5% of the total value added to it as we are legally required to do.
We assure you of our continued homely hospitality at all times.
If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact the Accra Guest House’s staff directly at [email protected] or +233 302 777 542.
It is with heavy hearts that we share with you the passing of Bawa Ziblim (photo center) on Sunday, April 14th.
For decades, “Mr. Bawa,” as he was affectionately called, served as a cook to BMC missionary doctors and volunteers. He was an incredibly humble and dedicated man who always strived to meet any and every need of the volunteers in his care. His service behind-the-scenes was critical to the quality care provided by the many volunteer physicians every year at BMC.
Please keep his wife Comfort, his children, and his grandchildren in your prayers during this difficult time.
We are excited to welcome Dr. Anastasiia Furtak to our volunteer staff at BMC.
Dr. Furtak hails from Ukraine and is a licensed general surgeon. She will be working alongside BMC surgeon Dr. Heidi Haun until Dr. Haun takes a one-year leave of absence beginning in July 2019. Then Dr. Furtak will take over the surgery department’s responsibilities until Dr. Haun and her family return in June 2020.
We are so grateful that God has answered our prayers for someone to step into this role during Dr. Haun’s absence. Please keep Dr. Furtak in your prayers as she learns the ropes and adjusts to life in northern Ghana.