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Meet our Tanzania 2011 Team…

Karen and Rick are dedicated to renewing hope of a better life to remote, impoverished and underserved communities around the world as God leads and empowers by His Spirit.  Bringing hope, health and help through facilitating volunteer mission teams; coordinate and promote medical and education exchange programs to equip, empower, and increase the level of expertise of indigenous and medical professionals and improve the health and education of developing communities and countries.  Promote, facilitate, educate and provide access to good hygiene, clean water, good health care practices and education.  Endeavors to build and construct medical clinics, schools and multipurpose community centers in remote and underserved communities that lack these much needed services.

Karen

Karen

Karen is president and founder of Hope 2 Others.  Karen is an RN in the NICU (Newborn Intensive Care Unit) at Meriter Hospital, Madison, WI, where she has worked for nearly 34 years.  Karen works with student nurses in the NICU.  She co-leads student nurses enrolled in the Edgewood College School of Nursing Program for a 3 week experience to Guatemala, where they do volunteer medical and health care, teaches CPR/NRP and birthing practices, nutrition, clean water projects, work in clinics and hospitals.  Karen has taught health classes, CPR and NRP (Newborn Resuscitation Procedures) to nurses, physicians, firemen and the lay public in Tanzania and Guatemala.

Karen and Rick

Rick

Rick is vice president of Hope 2 Others.  Rick has over 30 years of experience in the designing, overseeing, and managing of railroad crossing construction projects.  He has been involved in the construction of homes in Mexico, three different schools in Guatemala, and a school in Tanzania.

Kelli

Kelli

Identity:  I am His Beloved and He is mine
Gifts:  encouragement, limitless love, abounding joy, servant heart, blogger, devotional leader
Favorite verse(s): Isaiah 58:10-12
Hope and dream:  To do His work for the rest of my days

Dawn

Dawn

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Angie

Angie
Foremost, Angie’s identity is in Christ. Secondarily, she is a Registered Nurse in the Critical Care Mobile Unit at Meriter Hospital in Madison, WI and a graduate student pursuing the Family Nurse Practitioner role. Maternal child nursing is Angie’s passion, and she hopes to specialize in this area of practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner.Angie feels God directed her paths toward Tanzania, and she hopes to serve Tanzanians in lasting, meaningful ways during the 2011 mission trip as well as in the future. She has accepted a position on the board of “Hope 2 Others,” and her heart is set on assisting others within all nations to heal and prosper in holistic health. Angie prays for God’s assistance and blessing in her endeavors. She will be His instrument, learning and working as He calls and guides her.

Robb

Robb
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Carolyn

Carolyn
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Larissa

Larissa
As a graduate student at the UW-Madison, I feel that God is with me in all situations. Be it while on campus facing non Christians while we argue in an academic setting, or sitting at home reading a book. I moved to Madison only a year ago, but in that time God has moved through my life like a giant wave, drowning and refreshing all in one. I am going to Tanzania to fulfill his will in me, and I hope to be able to use the gifts He has given me to help the people in Tanzania and also to form a relationship with them so I can return at a future time. I am originally a Minnesota native, and enjoy the artic temps we get up there, so I am looking forward to God helping me through the dry season while we are down in Tanzania. God’s blessings unto you.

Peggy

Peggy
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Pierre

Pierre
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Bobbie

Bobbie
Bobbie Mohler is the Director of Lay Counseling Ministries at LifeTouch Ministries, Inc. She has assisted with clients in prayer ministry as well as mentoring and lay counseling. Bobbie is also the Conference and Event Liaison and personal assistant to our director both at home and when traveling for speaking engagements.

Kaity

Kaity
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Pat

Pat
I went to Tanzania in July 2010 and can’t wait to wrap my arms around those beautiful kids again.  Everyone else on the team was in the medical field but I am not – faint at the sight (or thought) of blood. Karen & Rick can testify to that as they had to scoop me up off the floor and call me back.  I’ve learned to stay on the outskirts of the clinics and hospitals and love on the kids.  I’m expecting the presence of God to go before us and to draw many hearts to His love on this trip. Tanzania, come to Jesus!

Darla

Darla
Darla France, Executive Director of LifeTouch Ministries, Inc. has been a national and international speaker for hundreds in churches, conferences, schools and business groups for more than 20 years. Darla is a dynamic teacher who incorporates fun as well as in-depth training in each presentation.
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Mary Kay
My name is Mary Kay von Allmen. I am so blessed to be able to join Hope 2 Others on this mission trip to Tanzania. I recently retired from my position as GM at the Prairie Athletic Club in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin and although I loved my job I had a burning desire to do more mission work and community service than I could do as a full time employee.I have been blessed with good health and a loving and supportive husband and family so when Karen and Rick invited me to go for 30 days I was anxious to help in any way I could. Prairie Athletic Club’s owners and staff and members contributed to my dream in so many ways.

My hope is to meet and establish contacts for future international projects and matching grants with Rotary. I also appreciate that the Lions Club was able to get us 500 pair of used glasses so we can do vision screening. The Xango distributors donated meal packs to feed 3000 while we are there and so many others that have given t shirts and other supplies. My warm water exercise class had a white elephant auction to raise money too.

I pray that God will show his power and love for all his people through those of us that are going and in some way we will make a difference to the people of Tanzania. Your prayers and support are so appreciated.

Comments»

1. Jenny Simon - September 27, 2011

Mary Kay…your friends at PAC ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!

Gary von Allmen - October 30, 2011

Thank you, Jenny for your thoughts and prayers. I never felt unsafe and I am excited to share the events of the trip with you all. god bless you for all your love and support. Mary Kay

2. Carol - October 3, 2011

You go girlfriend! I’m very proud of you too. I can’t wait to hear all your stories when you get home.
YOUR BABY SISTER XO

3. Dot waymire - October 11, 2011

Good Luck Sister
Proud of you. Can’t wait to hear about your trip.
Love
Dot and Nancy

4. Gary von Allmen - October 13, 2011

Mary Kay,
I love you & miss you terribly! I hope you are accomplishing great things & all is well.

Gary

5. Carol - October 21, 2011

Hi sister Mary kay-
I think about you everyday and miss you lots and lots!!
Ive been following your journey some what and the photos are awesome! I loved the story about the children seeing their first movie and having ice cream for the first time. It makes a persons heart feel good when people can make a difference.
Jesus loves you and so do I!!! xo


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