Monday, July 26, 2010

Clyde Xi - One of our "Local Champions"

Last Thursday, we had the privilege of having Clyde Xi, one of our Directors-at-Large, come to visit at our monthly Board of Directors Meeting. Shown in the photo to the left are our founders, Jim and Sharon Daly, along with Clyde, and Bill Osgood, our current Board Chairman.

Clyde Xi (third from the left) came out all the way from Columbus, Indiana to meet the rest of our Board as well as to make plans for taking a group to visit Ethiopia later this year.

Clyde exemplifies one of our "Local Champions", who work heartily at garnering support for the Mossy Foot Project among friends and colleagues in his locale, even organizing local events to raise awareness. As there is no way we can be so many places all at once, Local Champions will become increasingly important to growing our cause.

Will others of you consider taking on this role? Contact us through our website at!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Team from Koinonia serving MF this month!

Jeff Acton and Chris Goldsmith from Koinonia Christian Fellowship in Hanford, California, are leading a team of 13 to serve the people of Ethiopia through the Mossy Foot Project from July 17-August 1.

The team includes 7 registered nurses and will be conducting several medical clinics during their stay. They have also prepared a vacation bible school program to share with the children in the villages. Most importantly, they go with a heart open to fill whatever need that they can and to befriend, encourage, and learn about the people who suffer from podoconiosis.

Please pray for a safe and fruitful journey for all of them in the next couple of weeks.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Promoting Consistent Shoe Use Among Children At High Risk for Podoconiosis

“Promoting Consistent Shoe Use Among Children At High Risk for Podoconiosis” That's the title of a clinical trial planned to be implemented in Soddo through the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and highlights a major problem in dealing with the eradication of Mossy Foot disease.

It's wonderful to begin to see the increasing awareness and broader support to care for those who are afflicted with Mossy Foot. Let's hope and pray that this is only a beginning and that such opportunities abound even further.

Click HERE to learn more about the proposed study.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Robyn Bjork - Our Most Creative Supporter

Talk about unusual ways of supporting Mossy Foot. Robyn Bjork, one of our avid supporters, is making a big splash with her heart for Mossy Foot, her skill in wound care, and her passion for Celine Dion! Her show is tonight!
Click HERE to read more about Robyn.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Pray for Sharon's Visit to Ethiopia

Sharon Daly, President of the MF Project, is in Ethiopia until July 15th, visiting our work there and providing oversight. Sharon will be meeting with the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, trying to make some progress on the property for our new headquarters in Soddo, and making preparations for upcoming visits by other groups later this year. Pray for a fruitful journey for Sharon and her team.