The presence of a clinic adjacent to Graceland International School.
AEP has been presented with a wonderful opportunity; one that will enhance both the school and the surrounding neighborhood. Kateri Medical Services, Inc., led by Ven. Tom Furrer, formerly of Trinity Church, Tariffville, has been in discussion with AEP and Bishop John to build a clinic. The conversations began last March, when AEP representatives met with Bishop John and a group of doctors. Ven. Tom Furrer provided the parameters for the construction of the proposed clinic adjacent to our school reinforces the connection between education and medical care. While there is not timeline for the project at this time, dialogue is continuing...stay tuned!
Based on the outcomes from that discussion, Kateri Medical Services, Inc. has offered to build the clinic at no cost to AEP. In addition, they will provide the funding to staff it for one year. Kateri Medical Services, Inc. has sought out contributors, making the entire proposal a reality for Graceland International School.
The prospect of a clinic in this area of Nigeria provides wonderful opportunities on a multitude of levels. Below: Doctors and pastors together with Bishop John (second from right), Ven. Tom Furrer, Kateri Medical Services, Inc., and Elaine Chagnon, AEP Board Member.
The photo above was taken on the site of the proposed clinic. Graceland international School can be seen in the background.