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.

 

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?

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