Serving in Liberia
From: United States of America
Who I am:Debbie was born and raised in Salem, Oregon, attended Oregon State University and then completed medical school at University of Oregon Health Sciences Center in Portland. She did her training in general surgery at Univeristy of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, Texas before returning to Salem, Oregon to practice general surgery for over 20 years. She went to Pakistan in 2007 as a medical missionary with WorldVenture and and then relocated to the ELWA Hospital in Liberia with SIM in order to make fuller use of her surgical skills. She worked to help revitalize the hospital and was director of ELWA Hospital's Ebola response until being evacuated in August 2014. She is now working in Cameroon at Mbingo Baptist Hospital as surgical faculty with the PAACS program (Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons). She is helping to train young African doctors to be Christian surgeons for Africa. Debbie was led to the Lord by her mother at age four and has been active in her church, Aumsville Bethel Baptist, all of her life except during her absences from the area during her education. In the years before going to the mission field she worked in her church's AWANA program and women's ministries and was a discussion leader in Bible Study Fellowship. Debbie enjoys reading, hiking, gardening, handwork and scrapbooking.
What I do:Debbie is working as surgical faculty with the PAACS program (Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons) at Mbingo Baptist Hospital in the Northwest Region of Cameroon. She is helping to train young African doctors to be Christian surgeons for Africa. She works with the young surgery residents in surgery, clinic and on the wards and also participates in regular academic conferences and Bible studies. Discipleship is a major goal of the PAACS program.
Involved with:Medical and Health Ministry
Current Funding: 100%