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 email@example.com.
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.
Lutherans in Medical Missions Needs Your Help!
Thailand, Chile, Hong Kong, India, Palestine, the Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, West Asia, Papua New Guinea, Cambodia, Peru, Africa, Belize, and the United States. For over two decades, on harvest fields around the world, LIMM has been beside God’s people as they help to change lives for eternity and give families a sense of hope and purpose. We assist health care professionals with travel costs, help Lutheran parish nurses gather together to learn, share and support one another, make it possible for LCMS called medical missionaries to attend workshops and take courses, create community health webinars and workshops, and connect those seeking to serve with those in need of service. We are always seeking opportunities to partner with others, keeping Christ the center of every decision.
Here are a few examples of LIMM at work in the past, present and future:
- · Travel Grants for RNs, student nurses and others, so that they may serve on medical mission teams, treating, teaching and encouraging those whose lives they touch, helping them to develop the skills needed for creating healthy families and communities.
- · Community health teaching/training for deaconesses and others serving with the Confessional Lutheran Church of Chili and financial support for two missionaries of the Confessional Lutheran Church of Chile to participate in community health education training in Peru.
- · Community health education workshops in Omaha, Nebraska and St. Louis, Missouri.
- · Community health education webinar for Lutheran parish nurses.
- · Grants for LCMS Medical Missionaries Sarah Kanoy and Stephanie Schulte to attend community health education training in preparation for their work in Africa.
- · Reimbursement to Stephanie for a Wound Care Certification course at Emory University, so that she will be even more prepared to bring Christ’s healing touch to those in her care.
- · Travel Grants for parish nurses from India, PNG, Palestine and Madagascar to gatherings of their peers, where they are encouraged and empowered to go forth in joy.
- · Financial support for a community health and wellness program as part of the Lutheran Mission Society Compassion Center in Hyattsville, Maryland.
- · Partnering to make it possible for Jesus Our Savior Lutheran Church to begin a program on the Winnebago Indian Reservation, in Winnebago, Nebraska, where this summer parents are learning how to raise physically, emotionally and spiritually healthy children in a home where Christ is at the center.
There is so much more to do! Soon we will begin the process of reviewing and adapting health and wellness lessons for both children and adults. Next year we want to use those lessons in a training the trainer community health education workshop, so that more and more leaders will be available to go forward into harvest fields from Togo to Texas.
We need you to join us! Donations, overflowing from your mission hearts, make it possible for others to share Christ’s healing in a lost and dying world. Wherever they go, our Lord sees you walking beside them. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
LIMM provided a $1,500 grant to Steph Schulte for a Wound Care certification course. Steph and her husband, Rev. Gary Schulte, will soon depart for Togo, West Africa, where Gary will continue his role as LCMS West Africa Area Director and Steph will function as West Africa Coordinator,”facilitating and coordinating Community Health Education (CHE) initiatives, health clinics and the deployment of Mercy Medical Teams (MMTs) to this part of Africa.”
Below are a thank you from Steph and photos from her class:
Dear Rita and the rest of the members of LIMM,
I cannot thank you enough for your very generous support which allowed me to take this Wound Care Certification course at Emory University. The class has been incredibly informative and I believe will be extremely helpful for the things that I am sure I will see in West Africa. In addition to learning about situation appropriate means of dealing with wounds I have begun to develop a network of people I can come to for help. Both the former director/founder of the program and the current director insisted that I keep in touch and contact them if I have questions about a certain wound.
We learned how to classify wounds by either arterial or venous problems and what I can do for the different types of wounds in West Africa. We learned how to debride necrotic wounds chemically, enzymatically or with sharp instruments. All in ways that will be easily duplicated once Gary and I are deployed.
We also spent a day working on feet – assessing for problems, paring calluses, trimming nails, packing ingrown nails, etc. I even took care of someone’s feet who had been a missionary in Israel for 30 years and we learned that we had common friends!
I return home today and will take my final exam on Monday. Then I will spend 40 hours in clinicals at Barnes, turn in some final assignments and then sit for the national board exam. I hope to have all of this done by the end of May so I can then focus on actually moving to Burkina Faso!
I’ve attached a few pictures from the week. Again, thank you so very much for your support!!
Since Emory was literally right next to the CDC, she was able to tour their museum where they had a special exhibit on the Ebola outbreak