(Photo: Canon Dr John Macdonald)
Canadians Dr. Wendy LeMarquand and her husband, Bishop Grant LeMarquand, moved from their home in Ambridge, Pennsylvania last fall to serve in the community of Gambella, located in western Ethiopia near the Sudanese border. Their work is primarily among refugees who have fled Sudan. Bishop Grant is an area bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of Egypt, responsible for the Horn of Africa. Debra Fieguth interviewed “Dr. Wendy” in Addis Ababa via Skype.
TAP: What is your work or week day like? What do you do as a physician in your new environment?
WLM: That’s an excellent question. The fact that I don’t have government permission to work as a physician at this point has given me a chance to see what I might do once my paperwork is approved. They’re really careful in Ethiopia. In the meantime