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Extending a healing reach to Kenya

The Central Africa Medical Mission (CAMM) has had a presence in Africa for more than 60 years—bringing health care and the gospel to the people of Zambia and Malawi. Altogether, the permanent, national-run clinics in those countries see about 70,000 patients each year.

This year, CAMM—in partnership with the One Africa Team, WELS Christian Aid and Relief, and the Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ–Kenya (LCMC)—had the opportunity to expand its reach by bringing a short-term medical camp to a village in Kirinyaga County, Kenya.

The planning began three years ago, when Mark Onunda, LCMC chairman, approached the One Africa Team and CAMM with a proposal. He felt that a short-term medical camp in Kenya would not only provide vital medical care to people in the community but help grow the church in Kenya as well. The CAMM stateside committee prayerfully agreed.

“Short-term medical camps, which last about a week, are common in Kenya and are used by church organizations to bring people to church properties where they are given physical and spiritual care,” explains Gary Evans, CAMM’s stateside field director.
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