First Missions Chapel of 2013

Jeff and Melissa Snyder spoke during KMBC’s first missions chapel of the semester. They shared about their missions trip to Cameroon, Africa in the summer of 2011. Their trip was a medical missions trip which they took under World Medical Missions, a branch of Samaritan’s Purse.

Melissa, who is a doctor, shared about her work in the pediatric ward of Mbingo Baptist Hospital, and Jeff told about his experiences in serving as temporary children’s chaplain at the hospital. Many of the children at the hospital suffer from malnutrition, cancer, burns, or malaria. Jeff and Melissa worked prayerfully and lovingly to help meet not only these children’s physical needs, but also their spiritual needs. Jeff told of an instance where God worked through prayer in a powerful way. A little boy had a severe case of cerebral malaria and had been given up for dead. Jeff prayed for him that he would be healed. In the morning when Jeff went to see him, the little boy was sitting up in bed, smiling and laughing! “Medicine can only go so far,” Melissa said, “but God can do anything!”

The couple closed their presentation with a quote from Matthew 10:8: “Freely you have received, freely give.” Their challenge to the student body was to “give God everything!” To read more about thier Cameroon mission experience, visit snydermissions.blogspot.com