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2013 Mission Trip Report

The 2013 Marion Medical Mission Team installed 2831 shallow wells with a total of 2999 completed by the end of the year.  The wells included over 600 in Tanzania and 600 in Zambia with the rest in Malawi.

There were two teams this year. The first team, Tom Logan, Paul Adams, Paul Beran, Hayden Boyd, Carey Childers, Dick Davis, Jesse Dimmock, Suzanne Gorhau, Saul Huber, Ben Keller, Rich Keller Dan Kingery, Bill Krech, Charles Lewis, Doug Meyer, Jim & Carol Nussbaumer, Amanda Prather, Meg Presley, Wayne Schultz,  Hugh & Paulette Stempfley and Stephen Woxland was there from Sept 15th thru Oct 6th.  

The second team,  Tom & Jocelyn Logan, Paul Adams, Ashley Adams, Grant Arends, Paul Cropley, Jesse Dimmock,  Slade Exley, Tim Exley, Byron & Jill Flateland, Barb Heidmous, Saul Huber, Allen & DiAnne Hughes, Doug Kee,   Joel Magee, Jim & Carol Nussbaumer, Meg Presley, Betty Samelson, Dave Seyboldt, Steve Teksten and Jan Van Heiningen was there from Oct 6th thru Oct 27th.  

 Team 1 - 2013
Team One

TEAM ONE:

Rear - from left to right:
Daniel Doshier, Rich Keller, Paul Beran, Ben Keller, Saul Huber

Middle - from left to right:
Wayne Schultz, Lyson Mwanza, Ellen Doshier, Jordan Banda, Paul Adams, Ashley Adams, Carey Childers, Charles Lewis, Meg Presley, Paulette Stempfley, Hugh Stempfley, Doug Meyer, Hayden Boyd, Amanda Prather, Bill Krech, Stephen Woxland, Dick Davis

Front - from left to right:
Jim Nussbaumer, Tom Logan, Mr. Khosa, Suzanne Gorhau, Moses Langa, Dan Kingery

 

 

Tom Logan, Marion, Illinois, covered most of the entire region installing wells and coordinating everyone!!

Hayden Boyd,  Davidson, North Carolina, on his eighth trip with MMM, introduced a new data collection system and installed shallow wells.

Paul Beran, Juneau, Alaska on his third trip with MMM installed shallow wells.

Carey Childers, Atlanta, Georgia on her first trip with MMM installed shallow wells.

Dick Davis, Atlanta, Georgia on his first trip with MMM installed shallow wells.

Jesse Dimmock, Marion, Illinois, on her second trip with MMM, shot photos, video and gathered material for a documentary while installing wells.

Daniel Doshier, Yellville, Arkansas, on his third trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Ellen Doshier, Yellville, Arkansas, on her third trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Suzanne Gorhau, Centerville, Iowa, on her fourth trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Saul Huber, Carterville, Illinois, on his second trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Ben Keller, Clinton, Illinois, on his second trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Rich Keller, Loveland, Colorado, on his fifth trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Dan Kingery, Centralia, Illinois, on his second trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Bill Krech,  Thomasville, Georgia, on his second trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Charles Lewis, St. Simons Island, Georgia, on his seventh trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Doug Meyer, Coffeen, Illinois, on his second trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Carol Nussbaumer, Estes Park, Colorado on her ninth trip with MMM, worked at the School for the Hard of Hearing. 

Jim Nussbaumer, Estes Park, Colorado on his fifteenth trip with MMM, installed shallow wells. 

Amanda Prather, Carterville, Illinois on her first trip with MMM installed shallow wells.

Meg Presley, Birmingham, Alabama, on her eighth trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Wayne Schultz, Parker, Colorado, on his first trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Hugh Stempfley, Marion, Illinois on his third trip with MMM installed shallow wells.

Paulette Stempfley, Marion, Illinois on her third trip with MMM installed shallow wells

Stephen Woxland, Pardeeville Wisconsin on his second trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

TEAM TWO:

Rear - from left to right:
Barb Heidmous, Betty Samelson, Meg Presley, Doug Kee

 

Middle - from left to right:
Tim Exley, Dave Seyboldt, DiAnne Hughes, Allen Hughes, Moses Langa, Joel Magee, Steve Teksten, Paul Cropley, Jill Flateland, Grant Arends, Jan Van Heiningen, Byron Flateland, Slade Exley, Hayden Boyd

Front - from left to right:
Saul Huber, Jim Nussbaumer, Chrispin Mhango, Mr. Khosa, Jesse Dimmock, Jocelyn Logan, Jordan Banda Tom Logan

Team 2 - 2013
        Team Two

Tom  Logan, Jesse Dimmock, Saul Huber,  Carol & Jim Nussbaumer  and Meg Presley stayed over for the second team as well.

Jocelyn Logan , Marion, Illinois, helped plan and coordinate the work of our mission team & worked with the local accounting folks. .

Paul Adams, Monticello, Illinois, on his eighth trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Ashley Adams, Monticello, Illinois, on her first trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Grant Arends, Leawood, Kansas on his first trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Paul Cropley, Roswell, Georgia, on his first trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Slade Exley, Brandon, Mississippi, on his first trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Tim Exley, Roswell, Georgia, on his fsixth trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Byron Flateland, Arvada, Colorado, on his first trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Jill Flateland, Arvada, Colorado, on her first trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Barb Heidmous, Colorado Springs, Colorado, on her first trip with MMM, installed shallow wells

Allen Hughes, Ord Nebraska on his second trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

DiAnne Hughes, Ord Nebraska on her second trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Doug Kee, Plymouth, Michigan, on his fifth trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Joel Magee, Erie, Pennsylvania, on his fifth trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Betty Samelson, Colorado Springs, Colorado, on her fifth trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Dave Seyboldt, Erie, Pennsylvania, on his first trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

 Steve Teksten, Greeley, Colorado, on his first trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Jan Van Heiningen, Thomasville, Georgia, on her first trip with MMM, installed shallow wells


This year was one of the smoothest in recent memory.  There were no major problems or parts shortages.  We had some challenges getting cement before the start of the season but with that resolved, things were very smooth.   This year, there were no issues with quality or availability of fuel.    This was our second year using  a new electronic data collection system, based on hand-held Android devices with software developed by Hayden Boyd.  We were very pleased with the minimal problems encountered with it and it really will reduce the workload on the accountants tabulating the results and paying the builders as a result.  It also gives us a wealth of data we can use to make more improvements in our ongoing programs.

The best understanding of the impact of the trip can be found in first hand accounts from some of the team members. 

"A Dry Well, Yet Dry Eyes" Grant Arends

"The Face of Jesus"    Paul Beran

"Discovering Christ's Spirit" Dick Davis

"Today We Stop Drinking Frogs" Byron Flateland

"A Holy Shallow Well" Barb Heidmous

"Don't Forget Anna" DiAnne Hughes

"Geriatric Volunteers" Charles Lewis

"Welcome to Malawi" Joel Magee

"The Shirt Off His Back" Jim Nussbaumer

"A Small Act of Support" Amanda Prather

"Hallowed Ground"  Meg Presley

"Reflections" Betty Samelson

"I Will See You on Judgment Day" Wayne Schultz

"The Joy of Serving" Stephen Woxland

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