Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mamma and Baby, Photo of the Week

This week's photo of the week comes from Terry Hake who is serving with her husband in rural Njinikom, Cameroon.  She is serving as a teacher in local mission school and her husband is a family practice physician caring for patients at St. Martin De Porres Hospital.

"The other day I was coming through the hospital compound and there were two mamas standing and visiting.  Each woman had a baby on her back.  What a lovely sight, it just brings a smile to your face."

Friday, October 14, 2011

Cocktails for the Photo of the Week

This week's photo of the week is staring actress Clare Carey Seaberg and her mother Jane Fehrenbacher.  Clare Carey was a speaker at this week's Cocktails for a Cause at the elegant Los Angeles Athletic Club, hosted by Mission Doctors Association (MDA) and club member Nicole Gordon.  Clare was born while her parents were Mission Doctors serving in Zimbabwe, she is an enthusiastic part of Mission Doctors. Jane Fehrenbacher recently served with her husband Dick Talbot at St. Martin De Porres Catholic Hospital in rural Cameroon.  This was the first Cocktails for a Cause evening for Mission Doctors and we are excited to share this event across the country.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Ma and Pa, Photos of the Week

They have lived long lives as farmers in the Northwest of Cameroon.  Coming to the outpatient clinic for a visit with Mission Doctor, Jim Hake, this beautiful couple were thrilled to see their photos.  In addition to health issues our US octogenarians may face as well, Jim said that Ma
could hardly straighten her back due to arthritis and the stooped labor women do in the fields of Cameroon with a short handle hoe.  

Monday, October 3, 2011

Mother Antonia

Mother Antonia (The Prison Angel and Foundress of The Sisters of the Eleventh Hour) joined us this year at the Wilshire Country Club for the Auxiliary's annual card party. This photo of her speaking on Wednesday is my choice for photo of the week.  

She joined us for lunch and shared inspirational words about the medical needs of people around the world, leaving many of us in tears.  Here she is speaking about an upcoming raffle to raise funds for the tuberculosis ward in rural Cameroon.  

I always feels blessed when Mother Antonia joins us for an event.