Clinic of Joy
Dr. Ben Abraham and a small team representing his 127 Legacy Foundation recently returned from an exciting trip to Indonesia, having celebrated the historic ground-breaking of a medical clinic the foundation is sponsoring in Kupang.
Set to be completed sometime next June, the clinic will serve the surrounding community from the property of Rebana House of Joy, an orphanage that Abraham supports through his foundation as well.
While in-country, Abraham and his team also assisted in hosting free medical and dental services for several days, participated in expansions to a community playground they had erected last year for the House of Joy, and led several leadership and teacher training seminars, conducted by Rev. Jeff Gongwer, pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Snellville.
Commenting on the trip upon return, Dr. Abraham reflected, “It was so exciting, going there and seeing the property being cleared, the footings already laid, and the foundation almost ready to be poured. It’s very satisfying, seeing a dream take shape right before your eyes.”
The clinic will serve as a community health facility, offering basic medical and even some dental services on behalf of Rebana Indonesia Ministries, which operates the House of Joy orphanage.
Kupang is a city on the island of Timor, one of the easternmost islands of the Indonesian archipelago. The city’s population is just over 400,000, yet has no hospital. Upon completion of the first phase of the “Clinic of Joy” as it has come to be called, Abraham states that they will help fund and develop a second phase, consisting of a 10-bed inpatient facility, with more beyond.
“It’s not much, in light of the large need here,” quips Dr. Abraham, “but it’s humbling to be a part of something that will make a huge difference in many lives. I’m thankful God has given us this opportunity, and the means to achieve it.”