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The Central Africa Medical Mission serves as the supportive branch to the gospel mission by communicating Christ’s love and by caring concern for the physical needs of our fellow man.

THANK YOU L.W.M.S.

In 2015-2016, the Central Africa Medical Mission Orphan/Infant Care program in Malawi was selected by the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS) as their kids c.a.r.e recipient.  Kids c.a.r.e. (care about reaching everyone with the gospel) is very special as the selected program is supported throughout the year by the children of WELS.  These include WELS and ELS school children, VBS programs, and Sunday school programs.

This photo taken by Beth Evans, current Nurse in Charge of the Lutheran Mobile Clinic, is of two siblings outside of our Suzi clinic.  Older children often have responsibilities to care for younger brothers and sisters.  This photo also reminds us of the kids c.a.r.e. blessings that continue to provide necessary funds for medicines and nutritional supplements.  

Thank you LWMS for making a difference for CAMM!  We give thanks for each child that contributed nickels, dimes, quarters and dollars to help others in need!


CAMM Commissioning


     On Sunday December 10th, Beth and Gary Evans were commissioned for service with the Central Africa Medical Mission (CAMM) at St. Marcus Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Pastor Mark Jeske officiated the commissioning.  Beth will be the next Nurse in Charge for the Lutheran Mobile Clinic in Malawi Africa.  She will begin her transition to this role in January 2018.  Her husband Gary will be the next Clinic Administrator for the Lutheran Mobile Clinic and will begin his role in March 2018.  Beth served previously with CAMM in Malawi from 1983-1985.  Gary was also working in Malawi during this time for another organization.  It has been desire for both to someday return to “the warm heart of Africa.”  Until accepting CAMM’s call to be Nurse in Charge, Beth served as the School Nurse for St. Marcus Lutheran School and as a Pediatric Urgent Care Nurse at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.  Gary has been employed as an Engineering Services Manager with the Waukesha Country Department of Public Works.  While their smiles and energy will be missed stateside by many family and friends, the staff of the Lutheran Mobile Clinic and the WELS missionaries in Malawi share in the excitement of the Evans’ arrivals.
     Beth and Gary will be serving three year terms for their mission work.  Amanda Oswalt, the current Nurse in Charge, will return stateside in April and Amanda Artz, the current Clinic Administrator, will return in May.  Please keep Beth, Gary, Amanda O, and Amanda A in your thoughts and prayers as they transition to their new roles in God’s mission field.  We give thanks and praise for their faithfulness to the Central Africa Medical Mission and the Lord’s work in Malawi.


CAMM Presentations

April 21, 2018 (Saturday
WELSNA Spring Conference at Martin Luther College (New Ulm, MN)  8:00am-1:30pm  Linda Liesener

June 21-24, 2018
LWMS Convention - KI Convention Center (Green Bay) Presentation Friday June 22nd 4:30pm by Amanda Artz


Central Africa Medical Mission (CAMM)

Malawi

April 2018

   It is still the rainy season in Malawi with hit or miss afternoon showers most days.  February and March had regular rains for crops but there was an unusually dry period in January, such that fields of maize (the staple crop here) failed to grow. Some people planted a second crop and we see some healthy maize fields which will soon be ready to harvest. It is the right amount of moisture at the right time which can determine whether Malawians go hungry next year or not. But where there is standing water, mosquitoes thrive, and as they are the vector for malaria parasites getting into people’s bloodstreams, malarial illness increases.  In March the LMC staff have treated over 1200 patients who tested positive for malaria, with a total number of patients seen for all reasons totaling nearly 5,000.

   As part of the Malawian Nursing Registration process, the nurse in charge must initially spend time in the government hospital working on various wards. As challenging as these shifts are, I am always reminded that the Lutheran Mobile Clinic is helping to keep children and adults out of the hospital. The primary health care we do is focused on prevention using screening, immunization, education and early treatment for things like malnutrition, diarrhea, and anemia, as well as malaria. Pregnant women and their babies are healthier due to being seen at our antenatal clinic, receiving insecticide treated mosquito nets, iron and folic acid, tetanus vaccine, screening for HIV, and malaria treatment as needed. The devastating consequences I have seen in the hospital of malaria- severe anemia from destruction of red blood cells, very low blood glucose, damage to the brain and other organs, and infections such as pneumonia, are less likely to happen due to the care our clinic provides in four different villages outside of Lilongwe. 

   Having been a part of CAMM in Malawi in the 1980’s, and returning now, I am again familiar with the feeling that there is always something to trust God for. It may be the traffic and dangerous roads or it may be having a full staff each day we go to clinic. It could be having the needed medicines and test kits available for our work, or it might be having electricity available to keep our vaccines cold. It is certainly also trusting Him for the health and safety of loved ones in the US. We are always thankful for each day’s end where we have seen answered prayers and abundant grace. Your prayers make a difference.

    My husband Gary will be joining me this week to start his orientation to become the clinic administrator for the next 3 years. We intend to continue the good stewardship that the previous administrators have done with the very careful use of funds, thus managing to keep the budget balanced despite no longer having government help for our staff salaries. Your financial gifts are generous, timely and necessary. The pill bottles used for dispensing liquid medicine, sunscreen for albino children, cards and letters are much appreciated. 

     I am looking forward to worshiping at the Easter service in Mwaleloumwe, one of the villages we serve. May the good news of Jesus continue to be spread both in Zambia and Malawi through our Lutheran pastors, medical clinics and those of you at home who sustain this gospel outreach.  


Yours in Christ,

Beth Evans  - Nurse in Charge of the Lutheran Mobile Clinic


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