Karen ReMine of southwestern Roanoke County are headed back to Zambia with a group of medical volunteers to provide clinics for the people there.
Mark and Jodi Henrickson are also leaving this Saturday, April 3 to go to Zambia for ten days with Orphan Medical Network International, a nonprofit founded by nurse Karen ReMine and her husband Dr. Stephen ReMine. The ReMines and a group of medical volunteers will provide clinics for the people there during their 14-day stay.
This is Mark’s second trip over and Jodi’s first trip. (Salem Rotarian June Long has been three times, and ODAC commissioner and Salem Rotarian Brad Bankston has been once – he’s in the photos above)
They’ll help with the clinics, but also with the OMNI village – it’s a compound that provides education, medical attention, and food for nearly 175 orphans. We’ll have more on the story once they return!
Last time Mark went, the group returned with a hand-carved, six-foot-tall, wooden sculpture of Jesus. Jesus stayed in the lobby of College Lutheran this winter, and he’s recently gone to visit the First United Methodist Church in Salem.
The photos above are from Mark’s January 2009 trip.
For more information on OMNI, visit their website.