We are One.

Every year the Church views the month of October as Mission Month. A month to renew our commitment to the universal Church and our connection to our sisters and brothers around the world. For those of us who have been blessed with the opportunity to actually serve in Mission, it is easy to bring to … Continue reading “We are One.”


“Charity is one of the best investments we can make in our common future. On this day of International Charity, I call on people everywhere to be part of our 15-year partnership for humanity, and to help make the Sustainable Development Goals a reality for all.”- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon This International Day of Charity can give … Continue reading “Charity”

Vaccines in Cameroon

Lynn Powe recently returned from a short-term service with Mission Doctors in Cameroon. One of her tasks there was to help with vaccinations, including recording them in the UNICEF Vaccination Record book. Each child has a health record and is assigned a number. Child vaccination rates in Cameroon are increasing. In 2004, less than 50% … Continue reading “Vaccines in Cameroon”

World Humanitarian Day

Often when there is a disaster in the world, be it an earthquake, a tsunami, or other global tragedy, people will contact our office and ask if this is the work we do? Are our doctors working with the refugees? Are they assisting those impacted by natural disaster? No, the humanitarian effort of the doctors … Continue reading “World Humanitarian Day”

Your Impact

Joan, just three years old, arrived at St. Francis Hospital in Cameroon where Dr. Lou Coda and Clare Coda were serving. Doctors at the government-run hospital where Joan was staying thought she had pneumonia, but couldn’t confirm without an x-ray machine. They could see that Joan wasn’t getting any better, so they sent her to … Continue reading “Your Impact”

A Bad Case of Fever

Saying that a person has “hepatitis” is like saying that they have a “bad case of fever”. The first logical questions is, “What is causing the fever?”. So it is with hepatitis. Hepatitis is the result of any of a number of different insults to the liver. It usually refers to liver illness caused by … Continue reading “A Bad Case of Fever”

Father’s Day

As the Father loved me, so I have loved you. John 15:9 What love may look like is different to different people, in different ages, and places. The love a father has for his child can be challenging, complicated, self-giving, enduring. The love that Jesus spoke of, the love of the Father that he shares … Continue reading “Father’s Day”

Feast of Corpus Cristi

“We are one body, one body in Christ, and he came that we may have life”   As this Feast of Corpus Cristi, the feast of the Body of Christ, is celebrated, our shared Eucharist (our thanksgiving) calls us to go beyond ourselves. Our belief that Christ is truly present in the bread and wine … Continue reading “Feast of Corpus Cristi”