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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.


Lutheran Mobile Clinic (CAMM - Lilongwe, Malawi)   June, 2017

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.  As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”  Isaiah 55:8-9

Greetings from the warm heart of Africa,

How do you feel about surprises?  Do you enjoy surprises, or do you prefer to make and follow a plan? 

Most people probably enjoy lovely surprises but aren’t so keen on surprises that introduce stress.

At clinic, I work at the pharmacy station, filling and labeling pill bags.  It is interesting to watch the children as they slide down the bench to receive their medication from the nurse.  They see the vaccine station just beyond the pharmacy nurse and can certainly hear the babies getting their shots.  Most of the children do not squirm because they can see that they are not in the line with all the needles.  I imagine their thoughts are something like, “Whew, I’m glad I’m not in that line!”

From time to time, though, the pharmacy nurse administers the needed medication via injection.  Much to their surprise, some of the children slide down the bench and suddenly find themselves in front of the nurse who is holding a syringe.  At this point, I imagine their thoughts are something like, “Wait a minute…this wasn’t supposed to happen to me in this line!!!”  That’s when the squirming and crying begins and the parent holds tightly to the child while they receive what they need.

Have you been surprised by circumstances or events?  Maybe you feared that your boss would issue you a pink slip, but much to your delight, instead awarded you with a promotion!  Then again, perhaps you planned to retire with a comfortable income, but now you’re not sure if you’ll ever be able to retire.  Do you find yourself wondering what the Lord is up to when He sends you a surprise?  Or perhaps you are most surprised when an event seems negative at first, but then turns out to be a wonderful blessing.

LMC has had a few surprises this year.  We no longer receive many needed supplies from the Malawian government.  LMC has a new head nurse and we are also beginning our preparations for the new Nurse in Charge on the field.  In addition, the Malawi Lutheran Medical Council has a new member.

Just as the parents at clinic hold their surprised and distressed children, so our Father holds us as we squirm with our surprises.  Our God declares that our situations do not surprise Him.  His ways involve neither accident nor guesswork.  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)  

Even in the most surprising circumstances, the Lord invites us to seek His wisdom and guidance to know and accept His thoughts and plans, because His plans are so much better than ours could ever be!

Your sister in Christ,

 Amanda Artz,                                          Clinic Administrator                          Lutheran Mobile Clinic, Malawi




STATESIDE OPPORTUNITY:
SERVE A MISSION FIELD WITH CAMM

Have a love for missions?  Interested in serving the Lord while working with others who also share the same love for missions?  The Central Africa Medical Mission stateside committee is looking for a couple individuals to serve with this “Mission of Love”.  We have a current opening for the Nurse Coordinator and for a general position (possibly Secretary).  These openings are due to current members transitioning to other roles within the committee and to the mission field of Malawi.  Meetings are bimonthly and are usually held at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School in Jackson WI.  While the nurse coordinator must be an RN, neither position must have extensive knowledge of CAMM.  Those interested must be WELS or ELS and have a willingness to learn about the influence CAMM has on those we serve in Zambia and Malawi.  Please contact Linda Liesener (cammcontact@charter.net) or Shelly Sievert (sievertsr@gmail.com)





CAMM Presentations

June 22-25, 2017 (Thurs-Sun)
54th Annual LWMS Convention (Orlando, FL)  Linda Liesener

Sept 21, 2017 (Thursday)
St.Paul's Ladies Group (Algoma, WI) 6:30pm Linda Liesener

Sept 23, 2017 (Saturday)
Great River LWMS Circuit Rally - St. Paul's (Moline, IL) 10am  Linda Liesener

Oct 7, 2017 (Saturday)
Ohio LWMS Circuit Rally - Crown of Life (Marietta, OH)  tba   Linda Liesener

Oct 14, 2017 (Saturday
Paperland LWMS Circuit Rally - St Paul's (Algoma, WI)  tba  Linda Liesener

Oct 21, 2017 (Saturday)
Grand Canyon West LWMS Circuit Rally - King of Kings (Apache Junction, AZ) 9am Linda Liesener

Nov 7, 2017  (Tuesday)
St Paul's Ladies Group (Muskego, WI) 12:30pm  Linda Liesener


Have an interest in serving with World Missions?


AFRICA CALLING:

Interested in serving the needs of others?  Interested in working and learning in a different culture?  The Central Africa Medical Mission is seeking to talk with those interested in our Nurse-in-Charge and Clinic Administrator positions for the Lutheran Mobile Clinic (Malawi). The nurse in charge must be an RN with clinic or hospital experience.  The nurse-in-charge supervises clinic staff and maintains all clinic functions.  The clinic administrator handles all clerical and administration duties. 

 Due to living arrangements, couples as well as 2 single females or 2 single males are encouraged to contact us.  The applicant for the nurse in charge may be female or male.  The term of service for both positions is 3 years.  The next term would begin possibly in January 2020.  The application process as well as employment permits for Malawi take almost a year.  

 All applicants must be in good standing within WELS or ELS membership.

An application may be obtained here (Application Form) or by contacting Beth Evans (evans.bc57@yahoo.com) or Linda Liesener (cammcontact@charter.net ) for more information.




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