Nick Walters ’89, Bangkok Adventist Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand.
My first patient with suspected COVID-19 was more than a month ago. She was a 24-year-old woman with some autoimmune disease who came into the hospital with cough and fever and deteriorated rapidly over the next few to 4 days and was put on a ventilator and 48 hours later passed away. The second and third patients with it in their 60s got better and went home a week later.
We just trust in God that I don’t get it and that my wife does not get it from me. This is where the NEWSTART lifestyle is needed. Our chaplain has been making short NEWSTART videos of 1 to 2 minutes each and posting them online then passing out cards in the community with a QR link to the videos.
Our hospital just passed out 1000 bags of rice, oil, and noodles to people in the slum just 200 meters from our hospital. Many of whom are day laborers who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19. Our hospital staff volunteered their time to put the bags together.
Picture is our homemade COVID-19 transport device made of blue plastic PVC pipe and kitchen plastic wrap. Necessity is truly the mother of invention.
We are praying for you and our families back home in the States during this difficult time and that God will turn this pandemic into a means to bring people closer to Him.