Central Africa Medical Mission
Christ Centered Healthcare Supporting the Gospel Ministry
New Clinic Building Dedication Msambo - Malawi
The new clinic building at our Msambo Village site was completed in April 2020, but because operations were suspended due to Covid -19, the building did not become operational until mid-October 2020. The dedication service was finally held December 12.
The Msambo congregation and community leaders were heavily involved in the planning process for the building and agreed to provide building materials for a new building rather than renovate the old one. Donors from the United States provided the bulk of the funding for the project and the Msambo community provided all the bricks and sand for the building. As a result, in addition to Congregation leaders, several Village Chiefs and Headmen were invited to the dedication. Our local Member of Parliament, Mr. Winston Kaimapanjira who was instrumental in organization the effort to provide building materials, was our guest of Honor. Missionaries John Holtz and John Roebke also attended. The service was conducted by Pastor Patrick Magombo who is the supervising pastor for the congregation. In all around 80 people attended the service, including 5 of our clinic staff. Vicar Kalima, who is currently serving at Msambo, helped organize the event – especially the food.
The program began with a short service led by Pastor Magombo, followed by addresses given by Pastor Magombo – representing the congregation, Gary Evans for CAMMC and the Lutheran Mobile Clinic, Chief Msambo and Traditional Authority Chimutu for the community and finally Senior Chief Kawenga who was representing the MP. The chiefs were all extremely grateful and thanked God not just for the building but for the service the Lutheran Mobile Clinic has provided over the years. Following the speeches, Chief Kawenga cut the ribbon to officially open the building. A gift of a bible was given to Chief Kawenga as our Guest of Honor. A meal was provided afterward for all the guests.