The OM Lake Tanganyika field has a small medical clinic registered with the Zambian Ministry of Health. This clinic serves the needs of the Good News Orphan School and serves as the base of the medical ministry going on in remote lake shore villages including monthly mobile medical clinic trips by boat. A skilled administrator is needed to coordinate the many components of this ministry from organizing outreach trips to doing medicine and supply inventory and resourcing supplies.
- Good communication and excel skills are needed for keeping detailed reports up to date and submitted on time.
- The administrator will liason with the government ministry of health officials who are partnering with the Lake Tanganyika clinic.
- Medical experience is preferred but may not be required.
- College degree required, preferably in a medical field.
- Ability to work with medical staff who are both on the OM team and working with the government.
- Ability to work in cross-cultural environment where the needed resources are often unavailable.
- Willingness to travel in and out of remote villages by boat.
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“I knew before I came to Africa that I would face the issue of poverty cycles, but I didn’t know there would be poverty cycles in ministries as well. I was so emotional about my friend’s situation that I wanted to do something. In Chinese, we call this feeling ‘turning over the table.' Chinese are usually reserved people so turning over the table means that someone could not hold back the emotion any more,” explains Ivy. “They have to do something to express what they are feeling.”
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“While we are trying to find ways to do the ‘big things’ and win the ‘big people’ for Jesus, let us start small,” said Ivy. “Let us learn from Namman’s young servant. Let us do our daily routine with Christ. Let us cook and clean among those who do not know Him. Then, when the opportunity comes, we will share with boldness about the goodness of our Lord Jesus Christ."
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“When I read the Bible, I sometimes even pretend that I am interviewing the characters. This helps me find new insights in the scripture. Recently I came across the story of the wall of Jericho. As I acted out the scene in my brain, I imagined it in a gaming style,” says Ivy.
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