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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Simret’s Story

This week we said goodbye to an employee that has been a special addition to our staff.   Even though Simret wasn’t with us very long, the hospital had a big impact on him, and we’d like to share the story with you. Simret is one of our CT technicians.  He came to Soddo Christian […]

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Happy New Year!

  Melkam Addis Amat from Soddo Christian Hospital! “Praise the Lord, O my Soul, and forget not all His benefits.” Psalm 103:2 ነፍሴ ሆይ እግዚአብሔርን ባርኪ፤ ውሌታውንም ሁሉ አትርሺ መዝሙር 103፡2

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All Things to All People

What does it mean to be a Christian hospital?  Do you treat everyone?  Do you force people to adhere to your religion in order to be treated? These are questions that we get a lot about Soddo Christian Hospital.  They are good questions. At Soddo Christian Hospital, we want to share the Good News in […]

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Taking the Mission Beyond the Hospital

At Soddo Christian Hospital, we are investing in our staff through discipleship.  And some of them took what they were learning to the Soddo community – going outside the camp to bring about transformation.  Here’s how it happened: While studying the Gospels in their small groups, some of the members had an idea: to minister to […]

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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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How Much Injera Do We Eat?

Ever had injera?  Well, if you’re reading this from Ethiopia, then the answer is “yes”.  But if you’re anywhere else in the world, you might not have had injera.  So what is it? Wikipedia defines injera as “a yeast-risen flatbread with a unique, slightly spongy texture traditionally made out of teff flour.”  Teff is unique itself, […]

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Feeding the Soul

Look at all those onions! These are three of our committed kitchen workers at SCH. Our hospital is unique in that we provide three meals a day to our patients (at other hospitals, the patients’ families have to bring the food), and this is a critical part of getting them healthy. In addition to providing […]

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