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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We Celebrated Our 10 Year Anniversary!!!!

Soddo Christian Hospital has now been open for 10 years, and to celebrate we hosted a 10th Anniversary Celebration in June. Weeks of preparation went into this event, with many of our hospital employees helping around the clock to make this an amazing and beautiful celebration possible. But the most important focus of the event […]

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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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SCH Promoting Women’s Health

At SCH, we care about the whole person.  Of course, we provide great medical care when patients come to the hospital.  But we are also looking for ways to improve health in the community.  In this case, women’s health! Allison Karnes is the wife of our Ob-Gyn, and Ingeborg Roth is the wife of our […]

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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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History of the Mission to Soddo, Pt. 2

How is a church born?  In Soddo, it happened like this: In 1928, the Lambies had arrived in Soddo to set up the mission station.  Along with them were the Rhoad family, and three single men: Glen Cain, Walter Ohman, and Clarence Duff.  They were invited to set up their homes in a place called […]

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History of the Mission to Soddo, Pt. 1

At SCH, we are standing on the shoulders of Christian pioneer missionaries and missionary doctors who went before us.  As we approach our ten-year anniversary in a few months, we thought we’d take a look at where we began, and how far God has brought us. Dr. Thomas Lambie was a medical missionary with the […]

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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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Where is Soddo Anyway?

We get asked this question a lot, so we thought we’d show you.  Here is a map of Ethiopia: As you can see, the capital city Addis Ababa is located smack in the middle of the country.  If you visit Soddo, this is where you will fly into, usually from Europe, or maybe Washington, D.C. […]

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