This blog entry is written by Dr. Jeff Hillesland, Medical Lead for the Global Partners-Ethiopia program.
We are excited to have you follow the Ethiopia 2016 teams as they serve the people in Yetebon, Ethiopia. We have spent several hours in orientation sessions learning about Ethiopian culture and needs, training for specific skills, and organizing and packing supplies. Now we are waiting for the snow to clear for TEAM ONE to leave on Thursday, February 4th. TEAM TWO will be leaving Sunday, February 14th. The teams will focus on surgery, gynecology, podiatry, dental and vision screening as well as assist with tutoring, TOMS shoe distribution, and various educational topics for students and staff. Our team members will attempt to send daily updates pending Internet availability, and we will forward any submitted comments to the team so they can share together. We covet your prayers for health, safety and a productive time at Project Mercy. Stay tuned . . .