Tara C. Jones has returned to Vanga to serve on a short-term mission assignment. She is a nurse midwife, trainer, serving alongside The Rices at the Vanga Evangelical Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo. God continues to mold special hands to serve and receive.
Kristy’s goals are to empower local leaders, to help communities recognize their strengths and understand how to make better use of their resources and to build relationships that increase the health of populations around the world through innovation, networking and encouragement.
This project seeks to raise $34,500 per year for the next three years to build on an already successful project implemented in 2012 to train and equip people in South Africa who are living in poverty to breed chickens for food and income.
Tara’s journey in Vanga started April 2018. Her days can be very long, as a nurse midwife covering three health centers. Tara is also an educator in the midwifery program, helping to facilitate the Stage de Perfectionement (Final Internship Rotation) at the clinic.
Lea serves as a missionary nurse in the Center for the Development of People with Disabilities (CDPD). She works in the center itself and in rural villages as part of the center’s mobile health clinic.
Rita and Glen both are very much immersed in the life of the community and the church through village ministry, transportation and environmental ministries such as beekeeping, raising rabbits for agricultural training and planting trees for reforestation, lumber, firewood, charcoal and fruit.