Founder, Executive Director, Physician Assistant
Echo stands back and marvels at what God has done with The Luke Commission in 12 years. More than 1.5 million medical services have been given to those who have little or no health care, those out in rural communities, especially the young and the old.
“Words cannot describe what we have witnessed the last several years,” says Echo. “Statistical extinction was a reality a decade ago. The country of Swaziland was in a battle – a battle for existence. The average life span was 32 years if age. It was a catastrophe.”
Echo continues: “God led us to the epicenter of the HIV pandemic. We listened and we worked quietly…learning little by little as the days passed. We held hands with the Swazis who showed us how to deliver compassionate medicine to the most rural communities in the country with the highest HIV rate in the world.
“To see the latest statistics released in July, 2017, is beyond miraculous. New HIV infections have been cut by 44 percent when compared to data five years ago.”
Echo is managing executive director in Swaziland, wife of Harry, and the mother of six children. The couple’s triplet sons Jacob, Luke, and Zebadiah are 16 years old; Zion 13 years old; Hosanna, 5 years, and Gilead, 3 years.
The AIDS and TB war is still very real, Echo explains, but so are the victories and the advancements in treatment.