Michael works at the mission Hospital doing out- patient consultations, surgery, and in-patient care, always seeking opportunities to share the Gospel with the patients. In addition he serves in leadership positions in the local church including preaching when needed and leading worship.
Michael and his wife are from the East of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in Rwanguba city, they have 3 children. The Butatis came to Cote d’Ivoire in Ferkessedougou in 2007 barely one month after their wedding because the Hospital was in need of a Christian Doctor. Michael came to work as a doctor, but upon his arrival he realized that God wanted him to work also as an evangelist. “I love my work here for I know it is my Lord who brought me here.”
The people he interacts with are from all social backgrounds and from the numerous people groups represented in Cote d’Ivoire; the vast majority are not Christian and have not heard the Gospel. They believe in traditional religions, hills, mountains witchcraft, Muslims, etc.
Pray for the people who come to the hospital and hear the Gospel, that they might accept Jesus as their Savior.
The Work and mission at the Baptist hospital and all those working there.
For our family, for continued health.
For the wisdom and intelligence necessary to accomplish the ministry to which the Lord has called us here in Cote d’Ivoire.