LIMM welcomes Drs. Joel and Scarlet Holcombe to our Board of Directors. Joel and Scarlet live in Tallahassee, FL. They actually met on a mission trip, and their love for short term missions has not decreased. Joel is an emergency medicine physician, working at Colquitt Regional Medical Center in Moultrie, Georgia. Scarlet is a PharmD, and has worked in various medical centers as a staff pharmacist, as well as Director of Pharmacy at Capitol Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee. They work with Medical Mission Teams, a non-profit medical mission group that they founded, and focus on short term mission trips, serving as mentors/preceptors to pharmacy students from Mercer University on trips to Kenya, Guatemala and Madagascar. Scarlet also serves on the admission committee of Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy. They have served on too many short term trips to count (way over 50) to areas including Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar, Indonesia, Myanmar, Belize, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Honduras. We are honored to have them join us with their passion for missions and education, and look forward to their contributions to our future endeavors.
To view the LIMM November 2017 Newsletter, please click here: LIMM Newsletter – November 2017 Final 11 15 2017
LIMM is pleased to announce the awarding of two new grants this fall:
$5000 to the Lutheran Hospital Antsirabe, Madagascar Emergency Fund. The staff of the Lutheran Hospital of Madagascar works tirelessly to serve those in their care who often have no means to pay for medications, treatments or surgery. This grant will be used to meet the needs of those patients.
$5000 to Concordia Welfare & Education Foundation (CWEF) Health Education: Advocacy and Literacy (HEAL) Program, Cambodia. In its third year, the HEAL program in the village of Spean Chrey has already provided sanitary latrines for families and conducted several health and wellness trainings for the HEAL advocates, who then share what they learn with the community. The teaching method used in the trainings engages the participants in a process of reflection and action, equipping and empowering them to find sustainable solutions to their problems.
We will be sharing stories from Madagascar and Cambodia in the weeks to come. It is your support that makes it possible to provide grants such as these. We thank God for each of you!
To view the LIMM August 2017 Newsletter, please click here LIMM Newsletter – August 2017 Final.
Do you want to make a lasting impact upon the lives of those whom you serve, helping them to take what they have learned forward into their homes and communities, teaching others as you have taught them? Don’t miss out on attending our Community Health Education/Evangelism (CHE) Train the Trainer Workshop, Oct. 20-24 at Camp Wartburg, Waterloo, Illinois. Join Stephanie Schulte, RN, medical missionary serving in West Africa, Rev. Gary Schulte, West Africa Area Director, Marguerite (Rita) Nickel, former medical missionary to Central Asia, and others for this first time event. Thanks to grants and donations,we are able to make this workshop available for a low price, but that price goes up September 2, so send in your registration today! For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view the LIMM May 2017 Newsletter, please click here LIMM Newsletter – May 2017
To veiw the LIMM February 2017 Newsletter, please click here: LIMM February 2017 Newsletter
Please click on the link to view the LIMM November 2016 Newsletter: limm-november-2016-newsletter
Rita Nickel, LIMM Executive Director, and Sharon Thomas, LIMM Chairman of the Board, joined a LCMS Mercy Medical Teams mission trip to Philadelphia, PA in August 2016. Below is a Blog from Tracy Quaethem, manager for LCMS Short-Term Missions, outlining the trip.