Each morning begins the same – patients and staff stream into the hospital´s chapel until all the seats are taken and very often there are more people standing at the back. The program is simple – several songs, a prayer and a short message designed to bring faith, hope and love to all who hear. Clearly the working atmosphere in the hospital is shaped by these few minutes each morning.
Surely very few hospitals in South America begin their day like this but at Diospi Suyana the feedback from the patients is positive. The devotional time encourages them and gives them courage.
As the sun´s rays shine through the stained glass windows, the opposite wall lights up with a multi-coloured display. So too is God´s love – bright and shining through our troubles. The plain wooden cross at the front reminds us of Christ´s sacrifice for each one of us. Even though we may face crushing problems, God´s love can shine through it all.
So then, where will we be tomorrow morning at 8:30am? In the hospital´s chapel, of course!