Like almost everyone else, the Covid pandemic has forced Kateri Medical Services to do things differently. We have been prevented from traveling to Nigeria for our annual medical outreach missions, first because of the Covid restrictions and second because of security problems. Prior to the pandemic, we were a very hands-on enterprise in terms of engaging with our local partners and in evaluating potential sites for new clinics to be built. When the Covid restrictions stopped us, we decided to find new ways to accomplish our mission. Here are three examples.
Our indigenous medical staff are the face and heart and hands of Jesus, bringing God’s love and healing to hurting people In the past few years, we have been greatly blessed with donors who give to build and equip clinic buildings.
Our work in Nigeria has always been based on a relationship of friendship and trust with our local partners. Because we have not been able to travel to Nigeria for the past two years, we decided to add new adjunct members to our board of directors who can be our “eyes and ears” on the ground in Nigeria.
Dear friends and supporters, The last two years have been very challenging for billions of people in all parts of the world. And our six partner clinics in Nigeria are no exception. In addition to the Covid pandemic, the security situation in most parts of Nigeria has gotten dramatically worse.