A gift from a recent visitor, new mural in the Pediatric department

You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. Psalms 139:13 & 14 Thor Simpson, the brother of SCH Missionary Taylor Simpson, recently spent part of his visit […]

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The God of Ethiopia

This poem was written by a recent visitor to Soddo Christian Hospital. He wanted to remember his visit and this was the method God gave him for remembering his trip. Where do we find God in Ethiopia, Do we find Him in the bright, round eyes of a young boy in the hospital huddled close […]

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A day in the life of a Soddo Christian Hospital team member

 “A man has been stabbed in the neck. He is going to die.” These words, spoken calmly and as a matter of fact by the ICU head nurse, came as we were doing an early morning ward round prior to our planned weekend getaway to nearby Awassa. Glancing up at Dr. Ryan and Dr. Kyley, […]

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“Now I will kick a football,” she laughed as she moved her new knee.

  This is  sweet Birhana from the Jinka area; which is located near the Kenya border. She has endured 14 years of pain. Birhana came to Soddo Christian Hospital 3 years ago and was told she needed a new knee, but at that time a total joint replacement was not an option here at SCH, and the replacement […]

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Fantastic Visitor Video!

Andre Ishak, his wife Jeanine, and their son Brandon just visited us for about 10 days.  Dr. Ishak is a Hand Surgeon, and he performed many life-altering and wonderful surgeries during their time here.  We were very blessed to have them.  Check out the amazing video they made to document their trip! Ethiopia 2014 from […]

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Barnabas’ Story

Every Wednesday morning, the hospital staff at Soddo Christian Hospital gathers together before work for a chapel service led by the chaplains. Songs are sung, the Word is opened, and testimonies are shared. For our team, here only a short time, it was a highlight in a week full of highlights, because we heard the […]

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Strategic Gospel Work

Our team has been at Soddo Christian Hospital for just two short days, but already we’ve seen and experienced so much of God at work. One of our team members has spent her days in the lab, using her skills and experience to answer questions that might help the lab run more efficiently. Today, she […]

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Caring for the Caretakers: A Visitor’s Perspective

In 2013, my husband Kyle and I had a conversation about both his passion and his discouragement about the missions partnerships we were trying to develop through our church. As the lead pastor who had planted the church a few years back, he’d long held a desire to plant missions in the DNA of our […]

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Our Remote Team Member

Did you know that you can serve on an African mission team without even leaving your home state?  Well, you can! A few years ago, we met Scott Putnam.  Scott and his wife Natalie had felt called to adopt, and were in Ethiopia as part of that process.  Scott’s background is in IT.  But not […]

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Servers and Soddo

Take a look at these photos: These are not things that you might be used to seeing in a mission hospital.  But the reality is that all hospitals, even mission hospitals, are getting on the technology bandwagon. We have a CT scanner that improves our diagnostics – allowing us to make more accurate diagnoses and […]

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