Our family worked at Bet Eman (His House of Hope Hospital) in Yei, South Sudan for most of 2016 before we had to evacuate due to the ongoing conflict in South Sudan. Sadly, it seems as though it may be a long time before families can safely return to work in South Sudan. Thus, we have accepted a call to Litein, Kenya to work at the Africa Inland Church Hospital there. Our current plan is to study Swahili at the Shade School of Language and Culture until April 2018, at which point we will move to Litein so that Matthew can be faculty for the Kabarak University Family Medicine Residency.
Matthew is a family physician. He trained at University of Maryland School of Medicine (’11) and MedStar Franklin Square Family Medicine Residency (’14). In Litein, he expects to coordinate educational activities for the Family Medicine residents as well as other health professionals and trainees in the hospital. He also hopes to help strengthen the hospital’s mental health program within the department of Medicine. He likes to write, play music, tweet, and read when he’s not doing doctor stuff or playing with the kids.
Maggie is a mother-baby nurse and full-time mom. She trained at Harford Community College (’11). She plans to help teach at the nursing school in Litein. She enjoys photography, pinning, cooking, and reading when she’s not discipling the next generation of Lofti.
Naomi is 5 years old and is adjunct faculty at the School of Hard Knocks. She enjoys eating, singing loudly, jumping off of things, reading, and asking impertinent questions. She pretty much never takes a break until she sleeps.
Leo is 2 years old and enjoys eating, singing less loudly, climbing up to high places, and collecting rocks. Sometimes he manages to keep them in his pocket and not his mouth. He intends to do something with his life involving trucks or digers.
Henry is an infant who enjoys getting stuck under couches, squawking loudly, and headbutting. His career plans are yet undetermined.
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