About Dcs. Pamela Boehle-Silva

Pamela Boehle-Silva is the deaconess at Holy Cross Lutheran Church.

Stigmatized          Cast out        …

Dago support group Ruth on the right. Linda from Diakonia Compassionate Ministry on the left Stigmatized          Cast out         Shunned                           Misunderstood                                 Feared                        Worthless        Shamed Such are the words used to describe what it felt like to be HIV+ … Continue reading

Spain to Kenya

Sitting in Madrid, getting ready to fly to Kenya in the wee hours of the morning.  Dennis and I just completed a  500 mile trek across Spain, walking in the footsteps of peregrinos (pilgrims) from France to Santiago de Compostela. … Continue reading

Little Local Town Goes International

I want to give a little shout out for the second annual Taste of Loomis on Friday, June 20, from 6:30 -10:00 P.M. If last year’s inaugural event was any indication of how great the Taste of Loomis can be, … Continue reading

Saying Good-bye

Throughout my many trips to Kenya, I have come to a deeper understanding that joy and sorrow are always intermingled.  With Christ, there is always joy, often hidden in sorrow. It is the way of the cross. The way that … Continue reading

Mercy and Clean water in Kenya

  Mercy in its essence is simple. It is Christ. Mercy comes in many forms—in a caring touch, in a kind word, in a smile.  It may come in the form of medicines, money to pay for hospital bills, food … Continue reading

Lutheran Hospital in Madagascar

Dear Friends, The internet is slow today and posting on the alwaysmercy site is laborious, so I will send this email the old fashioned way. photos to come later when internet is better. Love and always mercy, Pamela I am … Continue reading

The month after…

Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Having traveled to Africa six times now, I’ve begun to notice a pattern upon my return. First, there is the joy of being home with family and friends and the saints at … Continue reading

photos and information

Hi, all, I am home after a wonderful trip to Africa.  Some of you may not have gone on the alwaysmercy site created for my musings and for photos.  There is a bit more information there than in the emails … Continue reading

last day in Kenya

17 July 2012 ATP Center, Kisumu, Kenya   We just finished our first morning with the deaconesses, about 48 in total.  It is a joy to be with these women of mercy and study the Gospel of Luke together.  After … Continue reading

Pain meds, clean water and mercy

To see photos go to   Alwaysmercy.posterous.com Pain medicine, clean water and Christ’s mercy Kisumu, Kenya July 2, 2012   After a wonderful few days in Tanzania, and a harried, “running through the Nairobi airport” trek to catch the last flight … Continue reading