Making a Difference in Myanmar

FAME recently mobilized a small team to go to Myanmar to teach health education, midwifery, and to facilitate a Pastors’ conference. The team went to two locations, first to the campus of Asian Children’s Mission outside of Yangon, Myanmar to the Myanmar Community Development Center (MCDC) and then to Restoration Bible Institute (RBI). At the MCDC they were excited to see 23 Community Health students and community midwives attend the class for midwifery training. It turned out to be a great class with lots of good questions. The students were very eager to learn. On day two of our midwifery training, two beautiful pregnant ladies allowed the students to listen to their babies’ heartbeats!

During the Pastor’s conference, lessons were taught by Amelia Capotosta and Jeff Robinson. Jeff is the lead pastor of Lincolnway Christian Church in New Lenox, IL. Amelia talked about the effectiveness of prayer walking and how important it is to stay healthy while doing ministry. God gives many examples in His Word concerning the need to take good care of our health. Jeff was a great encouragement to the Pastors and Evangelists in attendance. They have expressed their gratitude over and over again for giving them the tools they need to build relationships with people.

The second part of the trip, held at Restoration Bible Institute was also, a success. One of the ladies in attendance is Daw Ki Ki. She served 18 years as a government nurse and is now a Midwifery Tutor. She brought 7 of her students with her to FAME’s training and was very helpful in class with the training!

Lonnie Burley, FAME Director of Short-Term Trips said, “Nineteen students and community healthcare workers were in attendance at Restoration Bible Institute today in Yangon, Myanmar. One of the Myanma ladies taught the class how to take a blood pressure. She completed our first Midwifery training at MCDC last week and is now teaching others!! Sherry Burnam, the Midwife on our FAME team, is teaching in such a way that the students in the class can replicate what they have learned to others. God is doing some amazing things!

Sherry Burnam also writes, “The 19 students that attended the training were very eager to learn and asked excellent, often very difficult, questions. It reminded me how thankful I am that I live in a country with quality medical care that is available. There were times I was left only to say, “pray, as without a miracle the mother, baby or both will die.” They were incredibly thankful for the birth kits. One of the women was a pastor’s wife in a remote village. She had attended 3 births with absolutely no training. She was beyond thankful. I am sure the training and resources will be used to care for the people in villages where there are no hospitals or doctors. THANK YOU for your support: financially, personally and prayers. You made this possible. I wish you could all have been here with me to see how grateful they were. Instead, I will include some pictures.”

On the last day of the Pastor’s conference and Midwifery training at RBI, Lonnie taught a lesson on how to make clean water. Many people living in villages and remote areas of Myanmar get their drinking water from a pond or stream. This lesson demonstrates 3 different ways to take pond water and make it into water that is safe to drink! At the end of the day, group pictures were taken and they all celebrated God’s blessings poured out over 3 days of Midwifery training and the Pastor’s conference. Thank you to Lincoln and Leah Bill for being such wonderful hosts to the FAME team!

Thank you for your support of FAME through your donations and through prayer. Your support is making a difference in lives all around the world. As Josiah Aung of ACM writes, “We have done midwifery training and Pastor conference at MCDC and at Hope. These midwives will be God’s Hands in their community and the Pastors will make more disciples for the Lord. Please, keep praying for the team as we continue the training at RBI. His name will be glorified more and more.” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is Hope in Kenya

FAME exists to bring help and hope in the name of Christ to the world through medical evangelism.  A part of FAME’s ministry, that helps provide that help and hope is shipping much needed medical supplies and equipment to many of our missionary partners.

This month, Andy Schamerloh, FAME Director of Mission Resources, shares two recent stories from our partners to whom FAME recently shipped medical supplies.

“Ovi & Violet International recently opened a clinic in Kenya to care for orphans.  In the area surrounding the clinic, there are 48 orphanages!  FAME sent exam tables, an x-ray unit, casting materials and additional medical supplies to provide healthcare to these orphans.  We recently visited the facility in September and what sticks out to me is the way they live out James 1:27 (“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress…”).  Ovi & Violet connected with local widows to provide comfort and care for the orphans.  The widows receive a small stipend each month to rock babies, change diapers and care for the orphans staying in the clinic.  Two needs are met at the same time.

The second story involves FAME’s partners in Guinea, Africa.  Jim and Dawn Anderson received a delivery bed from FAME.  Before the arrival of the bed, mothers laid on the concrete floor with a shower curtain underneath.  You can imagine the discomfort for the mother, doctor, and nurses.  After receiving the delivery bed, we received this email from the Andersons.

‘We wanted to send a note to say THANK YOU to all who prayed and gave! Yesterday, I delivered my first baby on our new delivery bed!  After delivering several hundred on a shower curtain on the floor, it was wonderful!  Everyone should be this fortunate!  Mom and the little guy are doing great!  We are so grateful (my back in particular!)’

I counted 6 exclamation points in their email!  That is the level of joy you bring with your gifts to FAME.”

Thank you for making things like this possible through your support of FAME.

2017 Night Of Hope

Night of Hope brings us together as we point to God’s blessings through the ministry of FAME, our partnerships around the world, and through YOU as we send help and hope. Plan now to join us for this special night of food, fellowship, and fun! A message from Dr. Ajai Lall of CICM, a fabulous catered dinner, silent auction, and a way to partner with missions makes this an evening you won’t want to miss.

Dr. Ajai Lall of CICM

Proceeds from this year’s event will go toward the new mission hospital of Central India Christian Mission. (CICM). The medical ministry of CICM brings help and hope to the suffering and their families by meeting their physical and spiritual needs.

The program will also include Special Recognition for mission trip participants that have gone on FAME short-term mission trips in the past. If you have ever been on a FAME trip, plan now to attend this wonderful evening so that we can give you special recognition.  Please be sure to let us know on your registration form where and when you served.

 

WHEN:
Friday, November 3, 2017
Doors open at 6:00 with hors d’oeuvres. Program begins at 7:00.

WHERE:
Hazel Dell Christian Church
14501 Hazel Dell Pkwy, Carmel, IN 46033

TICKETS:
$30 per person, $55 per couple or
$220 for a table of 8

Tickets and Sponsorships can be purchased by filling out the registration form below. Tickets can also be purchased by calling the FAME office at 317-358-2480 or by sending a check to FAME at 4545 Southeastern Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46203. If writing a check, please make a note in the memo stating Night of Hope. For more information about our Corporate/Organization Sponsorships click here.

The deadline for registrations, is TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31.

 

 

Thank you to our current Night of Hope Gold and Silver Sponsors.

  • Max and Mary Jane Gordon
  • Kent and Linda Vinson
  • Stan and Martha Givens

Also a big THANK YOU to Hazel Dell Christian Church for hosting the event.

*We are still looking for more Silent Auction Items. If you would like to donate an auction item for the silent auction, please contact Andy Schamerloh at Andys@fameworld.org. Handmade items, international items, gift baskets, event tickets or local merchant gift cards would be appreciated.

 

Dominican Republic

June 8, 2018 – June 16, 2018

Estimated Cost:  $1,815
 

Missionaries:

Mission:

Del Corazon de Jesucristo, El Catey, Dominican Republic

We are traveling to the island of Hispaniola and hope you will join us! We will be joining Dr. Steve and Julie Dorsey, Directors of Del Corazon de JesuCristo in the country of the Dominican Republic.

Our primary focus is serving alongside Dr. Leslie, who is a Dominican physician on staff with Del Corazon, to provide medical/spiritual care through multiple mobile medical clinics to people living in remote communities who do not have access to nearby healthcare or the funds to purchase much needed medications.

Mobile medical clinics help to open doors for national Evangelists who are called to reach people for Christ in a specific community. Illnesses are treated by the medications that are dispensed by our team, but the long-lasting treatment for all of life’s challenges lies in knowing Jesus. Mobile medical camps enhance the ministry of local Evangelists and help draw attention to the Great Physician and His healing.

We are seeking Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, NPs, PAs, Physical Therapists, and other medical professionals who are seeking an opportunity to be used according to their skills and abilities on this trip. We are also in need of non-medical trip participants who will be taught how to serve in the following areas:

Triage (taking blood pressures, temps, and blood sugars. They will also determine the chief complaint of the patient).

Health Education Station (teach a simple health education lesson along with sharing a brief devotion with a group of 10 – 15 patients at a time).

Pharmacy Station (prepare prescribed medications to be dispensed to the patient).

Interpreters will be an integral part of our team!

The team will also have an opportunity to engage in other Del Corazon ministries while on this trip.

Accommodations are on the mission compound with comfortable dorm-style sleeping, showers, and flush toilets. Meals are prepared by Julie Dorsey and are so delicious, you won’t want to leave!

Haiti

October 19 – 27, 2018

Host Mission:  Haitian Christian Mission

Learn more about HCM at www.haitianchristianmission.org

Estimated Cost: $2195

You are invited to join us on our upcoming trip to Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. As you can imagine, in a country like Haiti, there is much need. In the area of healthcare, many needs go unmet due to lack of money to purchase needed medications, non-existent healthcare facilities in local communities, and lack of education on disease prevention. FAME will be serving in ministry with Haitian Christian Mission (HCM), directed by Edwens Prophete in Fond-Parisien, Haiti.

Our primary focus on our upcoming trip to Haiti is to serve alongside our Haitian brothers and sisters who are medical professionals in providing medical/spiritual care through multiple mobile medical clinics to people living in remote communities who have little to no access to healthcare.

Mobile medical clinics help to open doors for national Evangelists who are called to reach people for Christ in a specific community. Illnesses are treated by the medications that are dispensed by our team, but the long-lasting treatment for all of life’s challenges lies in knowing Jesus. Mobile medical camps enhance the ministry of local Evangelists and help draw attention to the Great Physician and His healing.

We are seeking Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, NPs, PAs, Physical Therapists, Dentists, Optometrists, and other medical professionals who are seeking an opportunity to be used according to their skills and abilities on this trip. We are also in need of non-medical trip participants who will be taught how to serve in the following areas:

Triage (taking blood pressures, temps, and blood sugars. They will also determine the chief complaint of the patient).

Health Education Station (teach a simple health education lesson along with sharing a brief devotion with a group of 10 – 15 patients at a time).

Pharmacy Station (prepare prescribed medications to be dispensed to the patient).

You will also have the opportunity to attend a Haitian worship service, visit a local Haitian community, learn about the culture, and engage in other activities and ministries of HCM.

Accommodations are on the HCM campus with comfortable beds, showers, and flush toilets. Each day you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the mountains and Lake Azuei. Meals are prepared by the Haitian staff of HCM and are absolutely delicious!

Solar Panels and Battery Power Supply

Location:  Gressier, Haiti

Need:  This Eye Clinic meets Vision medical needs which, untreated, can lead to blindness.  They are adding an eye surgery suite and eye glass manufacturing lab. The clinic can only be open when electricity is available, which is sporadic at best.  The clinic shares a Diesel Generator with multiple other ministries and the operating costs are high and dependent on other sources.  Haiti is becoming known as ideal solar power location.

Funding Goal:  $10,000

Mission:  Christian Vision Eye Services to Haiti- Christianville – David and Lori Geddes

 

Adventures in Medical Evangelism Videos

FAME is excited to announce the FAME Adventures in Medical Evangelism videos! This 5-part video series is available for all our youth programs like Vacation Bible School, camp, Junior Church, youth group or other youth activities for grades K-6. The Adventures in Medical Evangelism videos will teach young people how God is using medical evangelism around the world to share the love of Jesus with people and how they can find their place in God’s rescue plan with their gifts and talents.

The Adventures in Medical Evangelism video series comes with other interesting materials and information to support your mission time:

  • Leader’s Guide
  • 5-part Adventures in Medical Evangelism video series
  • Bonus video for older youth and adults
  • 5-part themed PowerPoint slides
  • PowerPoint promo slides
  • Cardboard Pharmacy Kit and more!

Order your kit today!

 

Space Problem

When 27 year-old Jonathan was brutally stabbed and rushed to the Charles Selby Memorial Hospital in Aparri, Luzon, Philippines – both his life and his soul were saved! People like you make it possible through FAME!

Jonathan says, “Because of the employees sharing God’s word, it made me believe and accept Jesus to become a Christian like them.”

Catherine, at 20 years of age, was homeless, depressed, and very much pregnant. When complications of delivery occurred at the Provincial Hospital, they immediately rushed her to Selby Memorial because it is equipped to deliver by caesarian section.

In her words, Catherine proclaimed, “Lord change me. I experienced a life-changing atmosphere at this hospital…”

Two emergencies – three lives saved – two new believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ofelia, the Selby Memorial Administrator said, “Once again the ministry of the hospital has proven that it is not only established to ‘save life,’ but also to ‘change life’ through God’s Word!”

Through partners like you, FAME was part of the launch of this important medical center in 1998. In the nearly 20 years of operation (pun intended), it has become 80% self-supporting and 100% Filipino-led. It’s a great success story as Jonathan and Catherine will attest.

Selby Memorial has a BIG problem – the 50 bed facility isn’t able to keep up with the medical demands of the growing area. Fortunately, when it was built an unfinished third floor was in the design – and it stands ready to be outfitted for service now!

With your help, I believe FAME can once again bring a vital infusion of capital to complete the entire third floor – and extend the life-saving, soul-saving ministry to thousands more patients in the Aparri area.

Can you make a gift this month so we can send the funds to complete the space that is ready and waiting to be deployed?

Donate Today

Additional Hospital building to meet growing Ministry and Needs

Location:  Damoh, India

Need:  A 100 year old building was renovated with FAME’s assistance decades ago, and then a 100 bed hospital was built in 2005.   With a Nursing Training School and growing ministries which impact many villages an additional hospital building is needed.

Funding Goal:  $60,000

Mission:  Central India Christian Mission – Dr. Ajai Lall

New Medical Clinic

Location:  Bacoor City, Philippines

Need:  300,000 people live in bamboo stilt houses built on standing water in the slums of Bacoor City.  These ignored and impoverished people have no access to the flourishing cities medical care or provisions.  4 new churches provide food and hope to provide a medical clinic for these people

Funding Goal: $25,000

Mission:  Christ Reaching Asia Mission Worldwide – C.Y. Kim