2018 project: Chaco, Argentina

Past Projects: 2009 Project


Chipata, Zambia, Africa
July 2009
34 U.S. team members

Project Goal

To provide free surgical correction to indigent patients and free medical treatment to village patients, while sharing the gospel.

Team & Location

34 U.S. members from 7 states:

Adesina, Tejumade Clinic personnel Somerdale, New Jersey
Brady, Mary Recovery room nurse Redlands, California
Bruns, Michelle Clinic personnel Mariastein, Ohio
Christian, Johannes Chaplain, worship Columbus, Ohio
Chowa, Erika Clinic personnel Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Concha, Raul Photographer Springboro, Ohio
Cortez, Nina Nurse anesthetist Loma Linda, California
Decker, Mark Worship, clinic personnel Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Decker, Sheri OR scrub nurse Siloam, Springs, Arkansas
Dversdall, Julie Clinic nurse practitioner Beavercreek, Ohio
Eldenburg, Austin Clinic personnel Centerville, Ohio
Eldenburg, Becky OR nurse Centerville, Ohio
Elivert, Vadhya Clinic personnel Somerdale, New Jersey
Grimes, Mark Clinic personnel Springfield, Ohio
Hemmelgarn, Teresa OR scrub tech Lewisburg, Ohio
Kellis, Deanna OR scrub nurse Vandalia, Ohio
Klug, Mark Hand surgeon Dayton, Ohio
Langenkamp, Cindy Clinic personnel Celina, Ohio
Mancho, Salim Plastic surgeon Dayton, Ohio
Maupin, Emily Clinic personnel Centerville, Ohio
Mazimba, Sula Clinic physician Miamisburg, Ohio
Ogata, Kay OR nurse Redlands, California
Piatt, Kelly OR scrub nurse Centerville, Ohio
Rajaratnam, Sheila Anesthesiologist Dayton, Ohio
Rogers, Jeffrey Anesthesiologist Xenia, Ohio
Schmidt, Gary Worship, clinic personnel Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Schmidt, Mafi Administrator Banning, California
Schmidt, Stephanie Worship, clinic personnel Centerville, Ohio
Schmidt, Steve Plastic surgeon Centerville, Ohio
Shawver, Bonnie Nurse anesthetist Laramie, Wyoming
Tanguay, Shelby OR personnel Lebanon, Ohio
Velasco, Jonathan General surgeon Kettering, Ohio
Weighall, Roxane General surgeon Kettering, Ohio
Williams, Shirley OR nurse Gentry, Arkansas

7 medical students from Lusaka, Zambia

Mwami Mission Hospital, Chipata, Eastern Province, Zambia, Africa

Surgical Procedures

  • cleft lip and palate repair
  • severe burn scar release or reconstruction
  • removal of webbing or extra fingers and toes
  • circumcision
  • hernia repair
  • lumpectomy and other accident or birth defect repair procedures


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Our Mission:

Compassion: sending surgical, medical/dental and water project teams worldwide

Illumination: teaching patients and local personnel

Restoration: promoting and enhancing physical and spiritual health and healing

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