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GROWTH AMONG ROCKS AND THORNS

Spend a few days with us in the Copper Canyon and you’ll begin to understand what the enemies of growth are: disease, alcoholism, lack of education, the list goes on. Yet a deeper threat than the dry fields are feelings of hopelessness and the people’s fear of curses. Often, even more than their material poverty, these factors prevent the Tarahumara from advancing to a healthier way of life.

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Maternity

This is a serious post from a heartbroken pediatrician.  I know the statistics: neonatal deaths account for 40% of deaths in children <5years of life.  Most neonatal deaths occur at home within the first 28days of life, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.  Midwives are critical in decreasing death rates.  Check, check, and check.  Now, what can we actually DO in a low-resource area with insecurity, to really make a difference?

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ACST x2 = 1 God

Wilberforce’s 4-point description of any believing Christian’s responsibility to the Word of God stands relevant in 2021 as steadfastly as in his day. Transformation happens when we hear and obey God’s Word. The Word’s power reverberates in our hearts every time we hear reports from ministry partners who use Discovery Bible Studies (DBS) in their Community Health Evangelism (CHE) efforts. One facilitator shared …

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International Women’s Month at Kalukembe!

March was International Women’s Month. To celebrate here in Kalukembe, the hospital offered 3 days of free prenatal consults and ultrasounds. We did in tandem a day focussing on obstetric fistula prevention, with a public health team coming to visit from Lubango to give talks at the hospital, in the patient villa, and at the nursing school.

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Pauses

Christian Health Service Corps is looking for volunteer elementary school teachers to help with missionary children’s education at many of our mission hospital locations. This is a fantastic opportunity for new and experienced teachers to volunteer for a year abroad in Africa and serve as a teacher on the mission field. Would you like to learn more? Contact Debbie via Facebook or use the website of healthservicecorps.org/volunteers/.

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Our missionary community breathed a collective sigh of relief. But that feeling was short-lived. Two days later, Dr. Pedro, a dear 70-year-old staff physician also became critically ill…

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