Scott and Jennifer Myhre
The Myhres are missionary physicians who joined WHM in 1991, and have worked in East Africa since 1993. After 17 years in Bundibugyo they moved to Kijabe, Kenya where Scott serves as the Africa Field Director for World Harvest supervising teams in Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, and Burundi. Both Scott and Jennifer work in the AIC Kijabe Hospital which provides compassionate and excellent health care and training in the name of Jesus, reaching the vulnerable throughout East Africa. Their four children Luke (93), Caleb (95), Julia (96), and Jack (98) call Africa home. Luke and Caleb are now in university in the USA while Jack and Julia continue in high school at the Rift Valley Academy, along with Acacia Masso from South Sudan who joins the Myhre family during school terms.
Scott grew up in Cincinnati, OH, and Jennifer in Sterling, VA. They met at the University of Virginia, and then Scott attended the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine while Jennifer received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins. They were married in 1987. Scott chose to serve the poor at Cook County Hospital in their Family Medicine residency, and then worked in a church-based inner-city clinic while completing a certificate in Biblical Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Meanwhile Jennifer completed her pediatric training at Northwestern University's Children’s Memorial Hospital. During a one-year study sabbatical they received MPH degrees from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in 2001.
Since 1993 they have been seeking to follow the example of Jesus in neglected areas of Africa by healing, teaching, and preaching the good news of the Kingdom, and drawing others alongside them to do the same. Scott and Jennifer have combined curative and preventive care by working in the hospital, participating in health management, and promoting community health, focusing in the areas of HIV prevention and nutrition. They have invested heavily in the training of emerging indigenous leaders. At Kijabe Hospital they enjoy hands-on clinical care as well as teaching interns and residents, and serve on the hospital leadership team. Both consider it a joy to minister to Jesus by caring for the least (in the world's eyes) of His children, and by prayerfully supporting the expansion of the Kingdom through relationships with the World Harvest teams.
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