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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

Lilongwe, Malawi (CAMM) 

August 2017

 “And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward.” Matthew 10:42

Greetings from the warm heart of Africa,

I have been Clinic Administrator at Lutheran Mobile Clinic for about 8 and a half months.  As you might expect, these months have been filled with “firsts”.  This is my first visit to Africa, and the first time I have driven an ambulance.  For the first time, I shook the hand of a real “chief” (chief of Suzi, one of our clinic sites), and have eaten lemons, bananas and papaya from trees in the yard.  I was the soloist in a concert at the German Ambassador’s residence, and actually uttered the words “I miss the DMV”, when I stood in line for 5 days and ducked out of the way of a fist fight to get my Malawian driver’s license.  One of the most memorable of all of the “firsts” so far, though, is my first visit to an orphanage.

When my friend Mindy Holtz (Missionary John Holtz’s wife) asked if I wanted to go to hold and feed babies at a local orphanage I briefly paused.  You see, I’d never been to an orphanage before and I was very nervous about what I would see.  Sadly, I was worried about how I would handle seeing little children in distressful circumstances.  What will I do if the children aren’t well cared for, or they’re ill or they cry nonstop?  What if the building is so dilapidated that I can’t bear to walk away and leave the children there?   

When you’re asked to step outside of your comfort zone, does your head swirl with uncertainties and anxiety?  Mine certainly did.  It’s probably pretty normal, but the devil just loves it.  Satan wants us to be completely absorbed in ourselves and our feelings and how much of our time and our energy these things will take.  But God strategically places each of us and gifts each of us with the time, treasures and talents that He intends each of us to use for His glory and in service to those he places around us.  And He promises that He knows our limits and won’t send more than we can bear (1 Cor. 10:13).

At the Crisis Nursery (a Christian orphanage), I saw that the children were fed, clothed, clean and pretty good at interaction.  The building was clean and fairly well maintained.  Each child had his or her own crib and there were a few toys to play with and a few books to read.  When it was time to go, the children cried, which means they are able to connect.  The staff called the children by name and seemed happy to be working there.  The biggest challenge of the visit was deciding which child to hold next!  

Yes, there have been many “firsts” in these last 8 and a half months, some of which have taken me outside my comfort zone (like getting my Malawian driver’s license).  Some experiences are documented by photos, Facebook posts or journal entries.  My experiences volunteering at Crisis Nursery yield a different return.  You see, the return comes in smiles, giggles and hugs from some of Jesus’ little lambs!

        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

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

Jan 12, 2018 (Friday) 
St Paul's Lutheran Grade School (Tomah, WI) 8am   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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