Missionaries

sommersmGlobal Missionary Dr. Martha Sommers
Martha Sommers is a medical officer at Embangweni Hospital in Embangweni, Malawi. She has been under appointment as a PC(USA) mission co-worker since 1997. Martha is the only long-term doctor at the Embangweni Hospital, which serves a large rural area in a country where 25 percent of the population is HIV positive and one in four children don’t live to see their fifth birthday. “I’ve grown so much by journeying with Malawian friends,” says Martha, “and thank God for how they have picked me up when I have tripped, made sure I was not alone with illness, and taught me to enter into grief and grab joy.” For more information on Martha’s ministry or to contact Martha click on Mission Connections

Two videos and an article are available on the work of the Embangweni Hospital as follows: The Nurses of Embangweni and Telling Stories, Saving Lives the article—Malawi halts nursing brain drain

 

SmithMathersGlobal Missionaries Shelvis and Nancy Smith-Mather
Shelvis and Nancy Smith-Mather along with their baby Jordan are PCUSA missionaries working in the South Sudan. Their work is with RECONCILE, (Resource Centre for Civil Leadership), an indigenous ecumenical Christian organization, which was established in March 2004 by a national church council of the New Sudan Council of Churches. It promotes peace buildingby providing training in trauma recovery, conflict transformation, and civic education. RECONCILEs activities are in areas of high inter-ethnic conflict, with the churches often being the typical point of entry into these communities. Shelvis and Nancy participate in RECONCILEs training events that address inter-ethnic conflict. Shelvis serves as the principal of the RECONCILE Peace Institute, which offers three-month courses in community-based trauma healing as well as peace studies and conflict transformation. For more information on the Smith-Mather’s ministry, or to contact Shelvis and Nancy, click on Mission Connections

 

Nancy-McGaugheyOverseas Missionary Nancy McGaughey
Nancy was appointed in January 2009 as a mission co-worker to serve as health coordinator with ACROSS, the Association of Christian Resource Organisations Serving Sudan. She serves at the invitation of the PC(USA)’s partner in southern Sudan, the Presbyterian Church of Sudan. For more information on Nancy’s ministry or to contact Nancy click on Mission Connections