Returned lay missioner Jim McLaughlin honored by Cambodian government

Medal honors Jim’s contributions to Cambodia’s health care PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — On Nov. 16, Jim McLaughlin, a returned Maryknoll lay missioner who served in Bolivia and Cambodia, received a medal from the Government of Cambodia for creating the bacteriological media lab to provide agar plates for provincial hospital labs and for helping to improve the health care of the...
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Whoever has ears, let them hear

Maryknoll Lay Missioners in Bolivia use the 6 Rs to give the gift of hearing. By Joe Loney Maryknoll Lay Missioner, Bolivia COCHABAMBA, Bolivia — When I was in grade school, I recall that the three Rs were reading, (w)riting and (a)rithmetic. When my children were in grade school, they taught me that the three Rs were reduce, reuse and...
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Hope

Written by Maryknoll Lay Missioner Hang Tran in Cambodia In 1990 the Missionaries of Charity started welcoming the abandoned and the sick in the capital of Phnom Penh, then later established other houses in Cham Chaov – an outskirt area of Phnom Penh and in Siem Riep – a northwest province near Thailand. 2015 marks the 25th year anniversary of...
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Betty the Survivor

Written by Maryknoll Lay Missioner Judy Walter St Patrick’s Dispensary, where I work as a nurse in Mombasa, Kenya, offers an outreach clinic at Kiberani every other Friday. This location is to better serve a population located about four miles away from our regular clinic, and is held at the St Francis’ school where Maryknoll Lay Missioner Teresa Villaruz teaches...
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Unto Us A Child Is Given

By Maryknoll Lay Missioner Joanne Miya It was the day before we would close for the Christmas Holiday. Deo, a husband and father, who is HIV positive and the leader of his village’s support group, came to our office with a child to be registered. With him was Janet. It was hard to believe that she was already ten years...
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Seizures: Curse or Disease?

By Maryknoll Lay Missioner Judy Walter Hamida is a 10 year old girl living in the slum of Bangladesh on the outskirts of Mombasa, Kenya.  Because of a seizure disorder, her mother never sent her to school, wanting to protect her from the shame and embarrassment of having a seizure in front of classmates. In Kenya and many other countries...
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Elevating Entrepreneurship & Nutrition with Soy Program in El Salvador

Written by Maryknoll Lay Missioner Ann Greig: As the Soy Program that I have overseen for more than 20 years has developed over the years, we always look for natural ways it can evolve. Many times, this means playing ‘matchmaker,’ by inviting people to participate in Soy Program trainings or workshops, and helping to equip them to make and sell...
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The Will to Live: Healthcare in Kenya

Written by Judy Walter. Stephen Lukes was born September 1st, 2014 at home with a traditional birth attendant. He was born into poverty in Kiberani, the poorest section of Bangladesh slum just outside of Mombasa, Kenya. The residents of Kiberani eke out a living by rummaging through the garbage of Mombasa, at the dump site just across the road from...
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