Soddo Special Delivery    From Dr. Mark and Allison Karnes
alicek on October 2nd, 2017

Blog writing has become tedious for us but we we do post monthly newsletters.  These newsletters are mailed out to our subscribers.  Our newsletters can be found in the column on the right. The entire archive of our newsletters is available by clicking on the date or title.  You can also subscribe to our newsletters […]

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Webmaster on June 5th, 2016

May 22, 2016 11/9/08 We hope all of you are enjoying the springtime. May is such a lovely time of new birth…the flowers, fruit trees, baby birds and the animals.  The Karnes’ are no exception. On May 6th we welcomed our newest grandchild, Kallie Jill Karnes into the family. Kallie is David and Betsy’s third […]

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alicek on April 4th, 2016

Dear Friends and Family, The ward is full to overflowing. The four bed wards now have six beds and the hallways have become a patient ward. We are anxious for the new clinic to be finished so that we can add seven beds to the OB ward. Yesterday I called Allison to see if she […]

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alicek on September 8th, 2011

Mark has been exceptionally busy this last week.  He has had two women with ruptured uteruses and dead babies due to  prolonged labors at home, several sad cases of advanced breast cancer, tuberculosis, and many high risk deliveries.  He is also preparing a chapel sermon on prayer.   Wow…the timing for that sermon is perfect.  As […]

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alicek on June 29th, 2011

19/10/03 26/6/11 Dear Friends and Family, Here is hoping that all is well with you.  My beautiful wife is back home with me in Soddo.  Hooray!  It is marvelous having her here, unfortunately she contacted a cold in the USA and has been quite sick this entire week.  Harry and Donna Brown are here, arriving […]

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alicek on June 29th, 2011

Greetings from Soddo.  This week has been very different for me. A lot of my energy has been focused on one patient who I will talk about  later.  Also, Alice and I celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary June 8th, but on separate continents.  This was a for for us.  Usually we spend a couple of […]

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alicek on April 24th, 2011

16/8/03 4/24/11 Today we are celebrating life and the resurrection of our Lord.  Happy Easter everyone.  This week we have experienced the depths of despair and the heights of joy. Our fourth maternal death:  On Friday Stephanie was working at the government hospital when a young teenage mother came in in an almost comatose state. She had […]

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alicek on April 17th, 2011

2/8/03 4/10/13 What a week we have had!  This week started last Sunday when we met Oom Bole (pronounced Um Boley), a 103 year old soldier and servant of Jesus.  We felt so humbled to be  in his presence, a great man of God.  Please read Alice’s blog below to learn more about him. We […]

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alicek on March 30th, 2011

March 28, 2011 19/7/03 God’s grace has been much more tangible to us since coming to Ethiopia.  It was never more apparent, however, than on Wednesday of last week when our grandson was born.  Jack David Karnes entered the world at 5:55 A.M. in Waco, Texas weighing 8 lbs. 10 ozs.! He was 21 inches […]

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alicek on March 28th, 2011

12/7/03 21/3/11 This past week has been the week of the preemies.  We have had five. The three smallest of these weighed in at 1.1 kg., 1.3 kg., and 1.7 kg., respectively.   With these very small babies come some big challenges to keep them alive.  There are multiple reasons for this.  The first is that […]

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