Sean & Carrie Blake
Serving in Niger
From: United States of America
Who we are:...let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:18. How humbling to have the opportunity to truly serve in action as SIM missionaries!
Bitter like life. Bittersweet like love. Mild like death. This is the Nigerien proverb regarding the three cups of tea that are part of the fabric of life here in Niger. That first cup is bitter, but it doesn't have to be when Christ is part of it. The second is bittersweet, but love full of grace and mercy isn't. And death - it certainly can be mild, but it doesn't have to be dull, spending eternity worshiping our God!
We serve at the SIM Galmi Hospital as the IT Administrator and Midwifery Tutor. We may be at Galmi for 20 years, or we may be reassigned elsewhere at some point in time ... that will all depend on what God has in store and how He leads. For the time-being, we assume that we will be at Galmi long-term. Sean's professional specialties are IT, Project Management, and Management. He works as the "IT guy" for the Galmi hospital as well as looking at bigger picture implementations and methods of serving people in the developing world. Carrie's professional specialties are Midwifery and Public Health. She will be working with the midwives in the hospital and in the villages and hopes to implement large scale public health programs in the long-term.
We are so thankful that God has given us the opportunity to serve His people in one of the most difficult places in the world, where there are many unreached people groups. It is our prayer that through our service and by living our lives
-- with the people of Niger
-- with those who are praying for us and financially supporting us
and by freely sharing the good news of Jesus Christ that we are able to point others to the glory of God.
We hope that you will come alongside our family on this journey of service and sharing the gospel.
What we do:Sean is the IT Administrator/ Consultant for the hospital, working with other missionaries and Nigeriens to find culturally relevant solutions to complex technology issues.
Carrie is the Midwifery Tutor for the hospital and surrounding villages, bringing compassion into the childbirth paradigm.
Involved with:Medical and Health Ministry
Current Funding: 100%