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

January 2018

December is the end of year; January, the beginning. It happens this way every year. It is nothing new, right? Many people use this time to reflect on things they are grateful for in the past year and things they are looking forward to in the New Year. 

Well, this December is the end of more than a year for me. It is nearly the end of my three-year tenure as Nurse in Charge. It is the beginning of new adventures for Lutheran Mobile Clinic’s new Nurse In Charge, Beth Evans, and it is the beginning of new adventures for me, wherever the Lord will put me! 

More importantly, the birth of our Savior is the start of a new beginning for each of us. The beginning of His life became the beginning of ours through God’s grace. He loved us so much that He sent His Son to come to Earth, to live a perfect life and pay the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf, so that we can have eternal peace with Him. What an amazing gift we have received. 

As my time in Malawi is coming to a close, I’ve not only been reflecting on this past year, but on the past three years. A friend of mine once described her work in Malawi as “the toughest job [she] ever loved.” I’ve always held that statement quite close to my heart, as I feel like it so succinctly describes my time in Malawi as well. Working as the Nurse In Charge was tough. I learned a lot about tropical medicine, about working in resource limited settings, about working in a different culture, about management and expectations. I’ve seen and experienced things I would have never imagined—both good and bad. But for all of the challenges, the Lutheran Mobile Clinic does amazing work. In my three years, we have seen more than 158,560 people come through our four clinic doors for care, we’ve hosted approximately 540 clinic days, and distributed over 1,820 nets to pregnant women—just to name a few quantifiable highlights. There are some highlights I can’t put eloquent words to or justify by numbers. There are some experiences that no matter how I describe the details, the description won’t be quite right, it won’t do the experience justice. But I’ve been so privileged to be a part of it! 

 My prayer for this upcoming year is for your continued support of Lutheran Mobile Clinic and Central Africa Medical Mission. Because of your generous support our clinics will continue to provide opportunities to hear the Gospel on a regular basis and provide physical care to every patient that comes to our clinic sites. I also pray the Lord provides a smooth transition for LMC administration as we all adjust to our new beginnings. 

 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End” (Revelation 22: 13). He is our beginning and our end. Through Him we have everything. With assurance like that, bring on the new adventures! 

 Yours Sister in Christ, Amanda Oswalt

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

Jan 18, 2018 (Thursday) 
Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School (Jackson, WI) 9:00am  Amanda Artz/Linda Liesener

April 8, 2018 (Sunday)
LWMS Rally Immanuel Lutheran Church (Buffalo MN) 1:00pm Linda Liesener

April 9, 2018 (Monday)
Bethany Women's Missionary League (Fort Atkinson WI) 6:30pm Amanda Oswalt

April 28, 2018 (Saturday)
Mt Zion Lutheran Church (Kenosha WI) 10:00am  Amanda Oswalt

May 8, 2018 (Tues) 
First Lutheran Mission Fellowship (Green Bay WI) 6:30pm  Amanda Artz
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