Published by Joel Witwer


Determined Mom Finds Healing for her Daughters

by on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 12:28 pm

At first glance, sisters Fatuma and Meriyem seem just about as opposite as can be. Fatuma, the older of the two, is more reserved and reflective. She tends to prefer the background during group activities, but she is also quick with her sweet smile. Meriyem, on the other hand, is a rambunctious ball of energy […]

Restoring the Broken at CURE Ethiopia

by on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 9:25 am

There’s an inherent duality in the nature of CURE. It’s written right into the mission statement: “heal the sick and proclaim the kingdom of God.” As Christians, we are called to care for both the physical and spiritual aspects of a person’s life. It’s no secret that our physical bodies will die one day, but […]

Ethiopia’s First Full Femur Replacement

by on Friday, August 7, 2020 at 8:02 am

You might know the story. A shepherd is out with his sheep and one goes missing. The rest of the sheep are happily munching on grass, but the shepherd is distraught and goes off searching for the one lost sheep. He looks high. He looks low. He looks all night, and eventually finds the lost […]

Emotional and Physical Healing for Habtemariam

by on Monday, July 20, 2020 at 9:34 am

By all definitions, Habtemariam was a difficult child. After arriving at CURE Ethiopia, he quickly established a reputation for being a “rebash,” or a trouble maker in English. He was constantly starting fights with the other kids. He would cry when he didn’t get his way, and he was blatantly and publicly disrespectful towards his […]

Partnering with Michigan State University to Educate on Hip Dysplasia

by on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 8:04 am

There’s an old school hit song out there comically titled “Video Killed the Radio Star” (The Buggles, 1979), and it’s a reminiscent take on the changing ways people consumed information at the time. While it’s a tad tongue-in-cheek, it hits the nail on the head about how videos engage consumers at a higher level than […]

Standing Strong and Stepping Up at CURE Ethiopia

by on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 8:20 am

Remember when you were a kid, and you’d ask your parents which one of you was their favorite? If you were in my family the response was always, “You’re all our favorites,” which was fundamentally frustrating to settling the argument between me and my sisters. Now, I have this sneaking suspicion that my parents may […]

A Mother’s Love

by on Friday, May 8, 2020 at 9:42 am

Would you leave everything you’ve ever known, on the word of a stranger, to find healing for your child? Would you go to the edge of your known world, and then step further? This is exactly what many South Sudanese mothers step up to when they bring their babies, suffering from hydrocephalus, to CURE Uganda. […]

Nurses On the Front Lines

by on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 8:26 am

“Anytime, like a soldier, we are ready to go.” – Sara Kahsay, CURE Ethiopia Head Nurse The COVID-19 virus is affecting people around the world, and it most recently has reached Sub-Saharan Africa. All countries where CURE hospitals are located have confirmed cases. It’s become a worldwide pandemic, and on the frontlines are nurses. It […]

The Importance of Prayer: A Servant Girl’s Faith

by on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 7:04 am

There’s this story we like to tell here at CURE Niger. It’s the story of Naaman being healed of leprosy in 2 Kings 5. The short version is Naaman has leprosy. A servant girl says “Hey Naaman, you should go see Elisha.” So, Namaan goes to Elisha. Namaan takes a bath, then boom! No leprosy. […]

Loving the Outcasts

by on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 7:45 am

Jesus had this crazy thing where he loved everyone. He particularly had a thing for those who everyone else didn’t really care about. He hung out with swindlers, adulterers, criminals, and children. That last one sticks out a little bit, but in Biblical times, children had a much different role in society than they do […]

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