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News from Kijabe Hospital

by Heather Prince Doss

Mardi Steere, Medical Director of Kijabe Hospital, introduces the hospital newsletter: I am so pleased to welcome you to the third issue of Kijabe Pulse Newsletter, helping us to communicate and share stories of hope with partners, supporters and advocates like you. Since our inaugural issue in March this quarterly newsletter’s audience and content continue […]

New Team Members, a Wedding, and Prayers by Karis Koehn

by Heather Prince Doss

This is the latest update from Robert and Karis Koehn and family in Mozambique: Ashley Ashmore, a special-needs teacher who will be with us for 9 months, and the Fuller family, Trey and Ashley and their girls Hannah and Noelle with another on the way, the first of three families to arrive. Everyone seems to […]

Visiting the USA by The Gartrell Family

by Heather Prince Doss

Greetings in the Name of the Lord, We recently attended the General Assembly of our partner denomination, the United Presbyterian Church of Brazil (IPU). It was wonderful to become better informed about the issues before the church. Some of the issues were: ensuring that Brazilians without health insurance and retired people under the government plan […]

Love in the Time of Ebola by Mardi Steere

by Heather Prince Doss

Mardi Steere, medical director of Kijabe Hosptital in Kijabe Kenya reflects on how the Ebola outbreak in western Africa impacts their work and ministry in eastern Africa. “The weak would never enter the kingdom of love.” – Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera Many of you have read in the news in […]

Thristing for the Word by Karis Koehn

by Heather Prince Doss

Karis Koehn shares these updates about their work in Lamego, Mozambique: While driving home from the city one late afternoon, Robert saw an elderly man resting by the side of the road. Thinking he recognized him, Robert pulled over to check on him and see if he were ok. Sure enough, he was a man […]

Cultural Conundrum by Kristi Rice

by Heather Prince Doss

Krisi Rice shares her reflections on a Congolese friend caught between Western medicine and traditional healers: As he removed the bandage, I cringed at the large open wound that covered most of Muambi’s shin. He was a tall, strong young man, but now he could barely walk with the help of a crutch. He told […]

Barbara Thomas and Team depart for Malawi

by Heather Prince Doss

Malawi is facing an increasing number of orphans and vulnerable children as a result of the HIV/AIDS crisis that is compounded by poverty and food insecurity. Two years ago, Habitat for Humanity Malawi (HFHM) decided to intervene by starting an Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVC) program. On a Global Village build in August, Barbara Thomas […]

Father-Son Team Touches Lives of Savannah’s Homeless

by Heather Prince Doss

Jonathan and his son Austin began visiting Savannah’s Forsyth Park last year to work with a group of volunteers that serves homeless men and women in the Savannah area. Jonathan wanted Austin to have first-hand experience of compassion and mercy serving the people Jesus called “the least of these.” They found People Helping People – […]

Surgery, Sanitation, and Quilts

by Heather Prince Doss

Update from Andy and Mardi Steere in Kenya: About a year ago, I met Eva while visiting Pastor Paul’s new Vineyard church plant in nearby Kinale. She had a debilitating thyroid condition requiring medication that she and her family couldn’t afford, and so we prayed with her. Her physical issues weren’t the only presenting symptoms, […]