I had been in private practice as plastic and reconstructive surgeon in East London, South Africa, for 10 years when I signed up to serve with Mercy Ships for 10 days on the West Coast of Africa. Gripped by the love and reality of God, the intense poverty I saw and the desperate need of people sharing our world, my life changed forever.
I was called to serve God full-time and now serve with Mercy Ships, Operation Smile and The Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons to help relieve this enormous surgical burden that destroys so many lives. These organizations reach out to the forgotten poor with a message of hope and healing, show them by word and action that each human life is valuable, important and certainly not forgotten. While physical and spiritual healing takes place, dignity and self-respect is restored.
Working with the organisations Mercy Ships, Operation Smile and PAACS delivering free surgeries to those in desperate need in the poorest regions of the world and contributing to the training of surgeons in these areas.
Sharing God’s limitless love with those desperate for His grace. Working in the Amsterdam Red Light District where His love is so needed.
1. Discussing and arguing the reality of God through the website TorqueTalk.
2. Inspirational talks and teaching on the life-changing work done on the different continents and raising awareness of the physical and spiritual need in the world.
As a full-time volunteer I serve God by serving the poor doing life-changing surgeries in the poorest countries of the world.
Your support helps me to continue with my work.
5 billion people have no access to essential, safe, timely, affordable surgical care. One Heart, one goal: to put smiles on hearts and faces
Delivering free reconstructive surgery to people who desperately need restoration of function lost through burn injuries, birth abnormalities, trauma, disease ... an outreach to restore dignity and self-worth and put smiles on hearts and faces on those who have lost hope. To take their hands and tell them through our actions that they are infinitely important to God who created them in His image. We work with Mercy Ships, PAACS and Operation Smile.Read patient stories
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