AgapeMED Medical, Surgical, and Dental Mission Report

 

Activity: AgapeMED Annual Medical, Surgical, and Dental Mission

Mission Dates: May 29th - June 3rd, 2017

Place: Holeta, Ethiopia (~38 km west of Addis Ababa, the capital city)

In Cooperation With: Christian Medical Doctors and Dentist Fellowship (CMDDF) - based in Ethiopia and has been collaborating with AgapeMED since 2015.

Beneficiaries: Patients residing in Holeta and nearby towns

 

AgapeMED is a Ministry of Ethiopian Evangelical Church in MN (EECMN) that strives to reach those who are struggling to get basic medical care due to lack of access to healthcare and poverty by using volunteers from Minnesota and around the world, and also to share the Good News of the gospel of Jesus Christ. As part of this mission, AgapeMED organizes an annual trip to Ethiopia to serve underprivileged and low-income communities. This year, AgapeMED accomplished its mission by providing medical, surgical, eye, dental, and other services as well as evangelism from May 29th - June 3rd at Holeta Health Center, Holeta, Ethiopia.

The medical team consisted 50 volunteers including doctors, nurses, evangelists, and few non-medical professionals. Senior Pastor of EECMN, Pastor Endiryas and Evangelist Yohannes were on hand with the team to lead an evangelical crusade in Holeta town.

 

በ2015 አጋፔሜድ በሆለታ ከተማ ያካሄደው አገልግሎት

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በእህት አደይ አበበ

ሚኒሶታ በምትገኘው የኢትዮጵያ ወንጌላዊት ቤተ ክርስቲያን መሪዎች ማለትም በፓስተር እንድርያስ ሐዋዝ እና በወንጌላዊ ዮሐንስ በለጠ ልብ ውስጥ እግዚአብሔር ባስቀመጠው ራዕይ መሰረት የተጀመረው አጋፔሜድ (AgapeMED) የተሰኘው አገልግሎት በተለያየ የህክምና ሙያ ላይ ተሰማርተው የሚገኙ የቤተክርሰቲያኒቱን አባላት ያሳተፈ የአገልግሎት ዘርፍ ነው፡፡ ይህ የአገልግሎት ዘርፍ በሚኒሶታ ከሚያካሂደው አገልግሎት ባሻገር ከወንጌል ስርጭት በተጓዳኝነት በአመት አንድ ጊዜ የህክምና ባለሙያዎችን ወደ ኢትዮጵያ በመላክ የጀማው ስብከት ከሚካሄድባቸው ሁለት ከተሞች መካከል በአንዱ ከተማ ላይ አገልገሎቱን እንዲሰጥ ታቅዷል፡፡

አጋፔሜድ በ2016 ሻሸመኔ ከተማ በመልካ ኦዳ ሆሰፒታል የሰጠው

                አገልግሎት ሪፖርት

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" እንግዲህ በጌታ እስር የሆንሁ እኔ በተጠራችሁበት መጠራታችሁ እንደሚገባ ትመላለሱ ዘንድ እለምናችኋለሁ" ኤፌሶን 4፡1

ሻሸመኔ በኢትዮጵያ በምዕራብ አርደሲ ዞን በኦሮሚያ ክልል ውስጥ ከአዲስ አበባ 150 ማይልስ ርቃ የምትገኝ ከተማ ስትሆን፤ እ.አ.አ 2012 በነበረው የህዝብ ቆጠራ መሰረት 150,000 ህዝብ ይኖርባታል ተብሎ ይገመታል፡፡ አብዛኛው ህዝብ የኦሮምኛ ቋንቋ ተናጋሪ ሲሆን አማርኛ፤ወላይትኛ፤ከምባትኛና ጉራጌኛ ተናጋሪዎችም ይኖሩባታል፡፡ አብዛኛው ህዝብ የሚተዳደረው ከግብርና ጋር በተያያዘ ስራ ቢሆንም የመንግስት ስራና ቱሪዝምም በስፍራው ለብዙዎች አይነተኛ የገቢ ምንጭ ናቸው፡፡

 
Why Another Medical Mission?


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One might ask “why another medical mission?” I think the answer to that question is very simple and clear. If we look at Jesus’s word when he said, “You will always have the poor among you, …” in Matthew 26:11, we see that the needy are with us! Even today.