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.

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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.

Thrivent Financial: Connecting faith and finances for good.
Did you know that if you have a Thrivent account and have earned Choice Dollars you can designate them to CAMM? 
If you'd like to learn more please go to www.thrivent.com and scroll down to Thrivent Choice. CAMM is listed as WELS-Central Africa Medical Mission. You must donate your choice dollars by 3/31/18 or you will lose the earned donation money. God bless you all!

CAMM Presentations

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 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 and Zambia

March 2018

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch you.”  Psalm 32”8


     This is not your typical monthly letter from CAMM.  While our staff is in transition in Malawi, I offered to write the March letter to update all of you on activities affecting our clinics.

     Beth Evans has safely arrived in Lilongwe and is transitioning to her new role as Nurse in Charge of the Lutheran Mobile Clinic.  While Beth has experience from her tour of duty in Malawi during the 1980’s, much has changed.  Staff is larger and required statistics and data are maintained electronically.  In a recent email, Beth wrote: “I have lots to learn.  I started Chichewa (the language) lessons today and my instructor is excellent.  I wish I could show you what it’s like when we first arrive with the ambulance and staff at Msambo.  It’s our busiest outpatient clinic.  A sea of people.  So much malaria!  I think of how Jesus saw the crowds and had pity on them.  So thankful we can help relieve some of the physical suffering.”   And we are so grateful that God has guided Beth to return to Malawi to oversee the work of the clinic.  We also give thanks that Beth received her Temporary Employment Permit (TEP) after 8 months of processing.  Her husband Gary will be leaving the states the end of March to join her in Malawi to be the next Clinic Administrator.  We anxiously await his TEP as well.

     In Zambia, long hours due to the 24/7 mandate and a significant cholera outbreak are adding stress to our clinic staff.  According to Jackson Kalekwa, our Chief Clinical Officer, staff will work their normal day, may have to return for an infant delivery or other emergency in the evening, and then return to work the next day.  With only 7-8 current staff, there are not enough workers to handle the 7 days a week patient load.  Temporary help has been approved and plans are being made to add medical staff to alleviate some of the burden.   The cholera outbreak is now decreasing; our staff implemented an area wide educational program to slow the spread of the disease.  Our clinic did not experience any deaths but was on high alert.

     The stateside committee also has experienced significant changes.  Often a new committee member joins when a specific position is open – not necessarily a position that is a good fit for skills and strengths.  Current members have changed roles to form a more effective committee.  These changes initiated when I requested a new Chairwoman to help CAMM move forward.  I served in this role for 7 years and am eager to develop a stronger awareness of CAMM with you as supporters and with many not familiar with the work of our clinics as Outreach Coordinator.  I am excited to share these transitions with you: 

Chairwoman:                          Shelly Sievert  (WI)

Treasurer:                               Bea Punke (WI)

Secretary:                               Kris Olson (IA)                  

Public Relations:                     Angela Sievert (IA)

Nurse Coordinator:                  Cindy Fietzer (WI)           

Nurse Advisor:                         Kari Belter (WI)

Web:                                       Mike Valus (MI)           

Outreach Coordinator:             Linda Liesener (WI)

Contact Woman Coordinator:   Cheryl Valus (MI)

Medical Advisor:                      Dr Mike Brooks (WI)

Pastoral Advisor:                      Pastor Kevin Schultz (ID)


     The Lord continues to instruct, guide and lead us with this Mission of Love.  Continue to pray for our current staff In both countries as well as the stateside committee who supports them.

            In Christ,  

                Linda Liesener

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