On September 1st, 2019 Woodstock Church has the privilege of launching Rebekah onto the mission field in Ethiopia. Rebekah is a very gifted teacher and communicator. She will be teaching the children of the missionary families serving at the Soddo hospital and teaching English as a second language to Ethiopians through a learning center at the hospital. Below is more information about the Mission at Soddo and how you can help partner with Rebekah.
Rebekah sharing her heart for Ethiopia
How Can I Help?
Any donations or contributions towards Rebekah’s mission work can be directed to the American Reformed Church of Woodstock and please place Ethiopia in the memo line.
I must have a sending church that signs a Church Partnership Agreement that includes prayer support, accountability, and a $200/month commitment to the Home Office over and above what they provide you directly.
What is the process?
I am currently finishing my application to Global.
Once that is processed and approved, I can sign up for a week-long Missionary Orientation Training which will be in September.
Then I will go through a 3-month process, including assessments, readings, and instructional videos to prepare for missions work.
Missionary Orientation Training will be held September 9-14.
I hope to have funds raised by this time and be ready to fly to Ethiopia shortly after this.
Global Outreach International:
It is a nondenominational missions and development organization that trains, sends, and supports missionaries in 49 countries.
It is based out of Tupelo, Mississippi.
Global Outreach exists to exalt Christ and engage people in mission by proclaiming the Gospel, doing good, and equipping the Church.
Requirements for me to join Global Outreach International:
I must sign a statement that I agree with their Statement of faith.
I must be willing to submit to and comply with their administrative processes and best practices;
I must complete our Missionary Orientation Process, culminating in a week-long Missionary Orientation Training;
Soddo Christian Hospital provides healthcare for Southern Ethiopia in the name of Christ.
The purpose of the institution is to supply severely needed health care in a compassionate and sacrificial manner with the utmost quality, industry and integrity.
We believe in providing the highest quality of care that is available for rural Africa. We leverage affordable medical technology with our trained specialists.
We have 139 beds spread out over four wards and an ICU. We provide a full range of medical, surgical (including orthopedic and general), maternity, and pediatric care. The hospital has an emergency clinic and outpatient clinic rooms, and an optometry and dental clinic. The surgical department has five operating rooms. Soddo’s radiology department proudly offers digital x-ray, ultrasound, and a 16-slice CT scanner!
The hospital is located in Soddo, a city of roughly 80,000 people in southwestern Ethiopia, about 200 miles (330km) from Addis Ababa. It is the center of the Wolaitta region, which has about 2.5 million inhabitants, and is one of the most populated and impoverished parts of Ethiopia.