On Monday, January 2, a team left for Sierra Leone. It’s mostly a medical team which will work at Mattru Hospital. They will return January 14.
The travelers include two persons from Global Ministries, director Jeff Bleijerveld and associate director Michelle Harris (right). We are beginning a major and very exciting initiative at Mattru Hospital. Part of Michelle’s responsibilities include overseeing the missionary personnel we will be assigning to the hospital beginning early this year. This is Michelle’s first visit to Sierra Leone, though she lived ten years in the African nation of Gabon.
They are joined by a team of medical volunteers led by Dr. Ron Baker, who served at Mattru 1974-1990. The other team members include:
- Dr. Dan and Elaine (RN) Metzger, who served at Mattru during the 1980s.
- Dr. Ian and Laura Jackson and Esther (their 10 month old baby).
- Dr. Kim Stillman, a third-year ER resident, and her husband Matt Millich (MBA).
- Brooke Snyder, a nursing student.
Jeff and Michelle will help the medical team in whatever way they can. They will also meet with our national leaders to discuss several exciting projects, including the installation at Mattru Hospital of a solar electricity system and a water filtration system.
Information about these projects, and about several medical and other personnel who will soon join our team at Mattru, will be coming soon.