Chad pastor in head-on collision

Chad pastor in head-on collision

Pastor André is a well-respected church planter in Chad. So when he was involved in a serious road accident involving a truck, we were quick to help him.

Pastor André Yengdere was riding home on his motorcycle on Tuesday (21 April) night in Chad when he had a head on collision with a truck.

The truck apparently drove right over him and the motorcycle.

Pastor André is a well-respected pastor and church planter in Chad who works among unreached people. He has also recently helped to store MAF fuel on his small compound and was responsible for getting it to the airstrip when needed.

Monique Yangdere comforts here husband, Pastor Andre.

When MAF pilots Phil Henderson and David Pearce flew the 500 miles to go and pick him up the next morning, a team was still trying to get the motorcycle and the truck separated. Many were saying it was miraculous he was alive at all.

His femur was fractured in two places and he suffered serious trauma below the knee to his tibia.

It became very obvious,' says Phil, 'that 12 hours bumping along the road would not have been a good plan.'

So MAF stepped in. It took just two hours for David and Phil to fly him from Am Timan to N’Djaména and the treatment he desperately needed.

MAF Chad Caravan surrounded by friends and family of Pastor Andre.

Pastor André has been working in the area for some time and people respect him for the stability and wisdom he brings, as can be seen by the number of people who came to see him off.

He is being cared for in the Renaissance Hospital and he is in better spirits. His wife and three other relatives were able to accompany him to N’Djamena.

There is optimism doctors will be able to save his leg. The latest is there were plans for surgery with rods and an external frame being fixed to the limb to stabilise the fractures.

Give thanks that MAF was able to step in and help in this time of need.