Meet our Missionaries
Drs. Lynn and Sharon Fogleman
After ten years of medical missionary service in Maua Methodist Hospital in Kenya and fourteen years at Red Bird Clinic in Beverly, Kentucky, these two United Methodist family physicians have felt God’s call to serve as cross-cultural witnesses for Jesus Christ in the new country of South Sudan. Their vision is to help train Sudanese community health workers to educate villagers in basic health practices. Lynn and Sharon expect these village health workers to pass on life-saving skills for many years to come. In relationship built through Community Health Evangelism, the Foglemans seek to make disciples of Jesus who will, in turn, become disciple-makers. Lynn and Sharon have three grown children
Below, you can read an update from Lynn and Sharon from South Sudan:
Dear Friends of Mt Pleasant First UMC,
Greetings from Yei, South Sudan! Thank you for the information on the clorinating units. I did send Mr. Hays an e-mail to learn more about them.
We are settling in to life here in Yei – the heat has let up slightly as the rains have started. Everyone is working hard to plant crops for food. We are getting to know people and working on learning Juba Arabic – thankfully God led us to a very helpful language helper, but the progress seems slow! Yet – we have been here just 2 months now.
We are providing medical consult for a clinic run by nurses while their doctor is away on leave for the month of May, so we are now into more clinical work. We are also working with the missionary midwife, Diantha Hodges, on further training of TBAs (traditional birth attendants). So – the days are busy and we are adjusting well.
We pray this finds you doing well in Mt Pleasant. It sounds like you have had a nice spring in Iowa. Please greet the church for us and thank them for the prayers that support us daily! We are grateful! Blessings on all of your ministries! We will be sending out a newsletter in the next few weeks also with more stories and news!
I have started a blog also: www.foglemansinsouthsudan.blogspot.com for those who may be interested….
Rabuna kali barigu itakum! (God bless you all!)
In Christ’s service,
Sharon and Lynn Fogleman
(The Mission Society – www.themissionsociety.org/goodnews).
Joy has been a nurse for twenty-five years. She was in hospital nursing for the majority of those years in intensive care and emergency. God gave me a passion for missions in the 1990’s. She took YWAM Discipleship Training School in 1997 and took Strategic Missions in 2000. After this, she went on staff with YWAM to the nation of Azerbaijan. There, she ministers to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the Azerbaijan people through her work with Operation Mercy. She also works in Church Planting to make disciples of all nations and teaching them to obey all that Jesus commanded.
We are in ministry partnership with “La Iglesia Methodista” in Medellin, Columbia. This is a ministry with the most vulnerable of the city’s poor. Our monthly gift provides support for Pastor William Llanos and his family.