60 Years of God's Grace
ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION FOR CENTRAL AFRICA MEDICAL MISSION
Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise him, all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heav’nly host; Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
Thomas Ken (Christian Worship Hymn 334)
It is with glorious praise that the Central Africa Medical Mission celebrates 60 years of service in Zambia in 2021 and 50 years of service in Malawi.
On November 26, 1961, the Lumano Lutheran (Mwembezhi) Dispensary was dedicated near Lusaka, Zambia, as over 500 people including the Sala Chief Shakumbila looked on. The theme was “Come unto me, and I will give you rest!” As we enter 2021, thousands will come to the same clinic site seeking healing of the body and soul. During the past year, the old clinic building underwent major renovations. Many of those renovation photos can be viewed on this site. The building has been upgraded so medical services can continue for years to come – years beyond our lifetime. Much of the renovation has been funded by our former nurses and health administrators.
In Malawi, medical services began in the late summer of 1970 as a mobile clinic. The “several weeks at three regular clinic stops saw over 1900 adults and 700 children in our under-five clinics.” Amazing for their “first try in the bush with medicine”. Edie Schneider Hintz (Let Us Do Good by E Wendland & T Sauer pg 32) The Lutheran Mobile Clinic currently serves 4 rural villages. Annual attendance varies between 47,000 to 58,000 patients. Those clinic buildings are also being renovated or replaced with funds from a few generous individual donors. The people in these villages trust the Lutheran Mobile Clinic to provide healing of body and soul.