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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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It was the best of times. It was the worst of times

Dear Friends and Family, “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times,” Charles Dickens, The Tale of Two Cities. At Soddo Christian Hospital it is the best of times…we must be doing something right for the hospital is maxed out. But this makes it the worst of times… because the hospital […]

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An Update from the Canfields

We have a story to share that is both amazing and sad; a testament to God’s power and timing, but also a testament to the fact that His ways are higher than ours, and that we can’t always fully understand why He does what He does. A year ago when we first decided to pursue missions in […]

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Meet Sok

Meet Sok. She plays an irreplaceable role at Soddo Christian Hospital, which ultimately translates into excellent medical care for patients presenting to the hospital. Learning about how laboratories run, industrial oxygen concentrators, ordering of supplies for different departments – such as sourcing IV contrast for CT scans, suction catheters and oxygen face masks, etc. She […]

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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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Keeping Babies Warm

In Soddo, we are up above 6,000 feet elevation.  So, for much of the year, it is fairly chilly.  One of the challenges for us is to keep newborns warm after delivery.  In the West, every delivery room has an infant warmer where the baby is placed shortly after birth.  But in Ethiopia, we had struggled […]

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Teamwork at SCH

                                                As our capabilities at Soddo Christian Hospital expand, we are working together as a team to make diagnoses, and provide cutting edge treatment for patients.  The other day, we had a […]

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Medicine + the Gospel – History of SCH Pt. 4

In 1946, the missionaries returned to Soddo, having found a vibrant church had grown in their absence.  In addition to this, they reoccupied the hospital they had started before – having to kick out some livestock who had taken up there! In the following decades, the ministry of the hospital grew.  What had begun as […]

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A Church Born in a War – History Part 3

This is the third post in a series.  For the first post, click here.  For the second, click here. When we last left our story, the missionaries in Soddo were seeing new converts under the looming threat of war.  What had once been a stronghold of Satan worship and paganism, was beginning to see its first evangelical church! […]

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