Ministries - Service - Missions:

Dr. Kristen Schmaltz is our medical missionary in Guinea, West Africa .  She is a pediatrician at the Compassion Evangelical Hospital (click on CEH) in Mamou, a small town located about 120 miles inland from the coast.  Kristen says, "As a medical missionary, my call is two-fold.  Not only do I have the privilege of helping bodies heal, but by sharing the Gospel, I witness the Holy Spirit healing broken or dead hearts!"

At 94,919 square miles, Guinea is roughly the size of the United Kingdom and slightly smaller than the state of Oregon.  There are 200 miles of coastline.  France colonized Guinea in the 1890's and made it part of  of French West Africa.  Guinea declared its independence from France on 2 October 1958.  Since its independence, Guinea has had autocratic rulers who have made Guinea one of the poorest countries in the world.

In addition to Dr. Kristen, Christ Memorial supports other missionary efforts:  Rev. Frederick Reinhardt in Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa; Rev. Karim Baidaoui, missionary to Muslims in Dallas-Ft. Worth area; Rev. Richard Schuller, missionary to Puerto Rico and Rev. Ken Bunge, Lutheran Bible Translators.  During 2016 Christ Memorial supported 10 different ministries and missions worldwide.

Picture below shows Dr. Kristen (center) with a child patient and his mother preliminary to surgery on the MERCY SHIP.  A doctor and nurse from the ship are also shown.

On the upper right is shown information on the ministry to Muslims in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area (POBLO-TX).



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