Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Meet the Ethiopia 2009 Medical Team

Sarnaa Archie, member of the 2008 team and former Student Discipleship Pastor at First Baptist Altanta that stayed in Ethiopia, is in the process of being approved as a missionary with Source of Light Ministries Intl. You can find out more at his website at

Dottie Eleazer and Dawn-Marie Headley

Danice Mariney

Diana Evans (left) designed the birth certificate that the team will use from now on for all babies born at the Source of Light Clinic. Diana will be working in the pharmacy and with evangelism.

Ethiopian gospel singer Sammy extended his stay in Ethiopia to be able to work at the Dukem clinic with evangelism and translation for the FBA team

Efrim enjoyed packing and sorting the medicines. We did not expect to have an entire room filled with medicines and supplies.

Hashim Ayele (left), Rahel Demssie (center) and Dr. Efrim Moore (right)
Hashim (left) is a Civil Engineer and was planning on being very supportive of his wife
(Rahel) when she decided to join the team. God made it possible for both Hashim and Rahel to be a part of the team. Hashim will be Dr. Efrim Moore's interpreter.

Rahel, a nurse, will work with Nurse Practioner Chika Oraka (below center) to treat patients and also be the interpreter.

Nurse Practioner Chika Oraka (center)

It is impossible for Chika to thank God enough for allowing her to return to the Dukem Clinic. A native of Nigeria, Chika was significantly moved to see the level of poverty and need in Dukem. The team relied heavily on the experiences that Chika, Dottie and Dawn-Marie related as plans were made for the provision of health care for the people of Dukem.

Kayenda, a technology engineer, will develop an electronic system to keep record patient data such as biographical information, disease/illness, and medication prescribed and taken by each patient. Since many of the patients are unsure of their exact birthday, photographs of each patient will be an essential.

Kayenda and Dottie share creative ideas about getting as much as possible into one suitcase. Dottie was responsible for obtaining the supplies for the clinic in Dukem and the Source of Light Clinic. She ahs become the expert in this area and has developed an incredible relationship with all the vendors.

Kayenda and Dottie processing supplies

For the June 2009 team Dottie took on the responsibility of securing supplies from MedShare and a few other local vendors. Since visiting the Dukem Health Clinis in December 2008
Dottie knew exactly what was needed, including quantities and also sorted the supplies for packing.

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