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    Prayer Request: Amanda Oswalt returns stateside
  • Please keep Amanda Oswalt in your prayers as she begins putting things together for her return stateside, February, 2018.  She is also considering how to serve the Lord when she returns.  A difficult and stressful time when our expats need to transition stateside and begin the next chapter in their life.
    October 23rd, 2016 Commissioning of Amanda Artz at Trinity, Brillion, WI
  • Amanda Artz Commissioning – 2017 Clinic Administrator

    On Sunday, October 23rd, Amanda Artz was commissioned as the next Clinic Administrator for the Central Africa Medical Mission’s clinics in Malawi, Africa.  The service was held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brillion, Wisconsin, with Pastors Ross Henzi and Thomas Fricke officiating.  The children of grades 3-8, the Trinity Ringers (bell choir), and the Forever Praise choir also took part in this special service.
    Amanda will begin her service at the Lutheran Mobile Clinic based in Lilongwe, Malawi, the middle of November.  Prior to living in Brillion (WI), Amanda lived in Denton (TX), Las Vegas (NV) and Madison (WI).  She is a very talented musician and also enjoys being an aunt to several nieces and nephews.
    As the administrator, Amanda will represent the Lutheran Mobile Clinic to those in Malawi and will be responsible for the daily operations and financial aspects of the clinic.  This includes payroll, taxes, payments, insurance, banking, inventory, maintenance records and schedules, reporting clinic activity to Malawian agencies, ensuring clinic compliance with Malawian rules and regulations, continued development of agricultural plots at the Suzi clinic and various other duties as they arise.  Amanda just finished a course in QuickBooks to help her with these tasks.
    Our current Clinic Administrator, Alison Westphal, will return stateside in January 2017.
    Please continue to pray for Amanda and those working with the Central Africa Medical Missions both in Malawi and Zambia.
     
    Violet Chikwatu to attend nursing school with Althea Sauer Scholarship!
  • Congratulations to Violet Chikwatu, the newest recipient of the Althea Sauer Scholarship.
    Violet is the daughter of the Dean of Students at the Lutheran Bible Institute in Lilongwe Malawi Africa.  Her home congregation is Crown of Life in Lilongwe.
     
    In her application to the CAMM committee, Violet writes:
                “Malawi is a country where people are suffering from various types of diseases and since I have traveled in many places I have seen that we don’t have enough medical personnel to assist.  I have a passion to help and because of this, strong desires of willing to be a nurse started developing in my mind.  I have visited several sites where the Lutheran Mobile Clinic conduct their services and I have been willing to be one of the nurses, working with this clinic if the chance can be there.  The fees for schooling are far beyond my parents’ reach.”
     
    Violet completed her entrance exams and has been accepted into the Daeyang School of Nursing.
     
    The Althea Sauer scholarship was established in 1990 by friends of Althea.  She and her husband Pastor Theodore Sauer lived among the Zambians and saw the tremendous need for spiritual and medical care.  Althea worked as a nurse at the Mwembezhi Lutheran Rural Health Center in the early years of CAMM.  The scholarship now assists African members of our sister synod, the Lutheran Church of Central Africa, with their educational expenses while in nursing school or when attending another health professional school.  These qualified Christians assist by teaching disease prevention and health practices then to others in their local congregations and their neighbors at home and in the village.  We give thanks to the Sauer family for their dedication to continuing Althea and Theodore's commitment to the people in Zambia and Malawi.