We are beyond thrilled to become a part of this community of 8 physicians, 2 teachers, 1 engineer, 1 nurse, moms and dads, and 17 children with a composite name, (McLaughlin, Cropsey, Fader, Wendler, Pfister, Baskins, Banks) committed to living and serving together in Burundi.  Our goal is:

To glorify God through medicine by seeking to bring healing and wholeness in word and deed to the underserved of Africa, and to train African medical professionals to do the same.

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Eric is a family physician and Rachel is an OB/Gyn.  They have three beautiful children: Maggie, Ben and Toby.  Follow their family blog at:


The Cropseys are our team leaders.  John is an ophthalmologist and Jess has her Masters degree in Mathematics.  Their wonderful children are Elise, Micah and Sammy.


Jason is a general surgeon and Heather is a Spanish teacher with a Masters degree.  Anna and Abi are their two spirited girls.


Caleb (Jason's brother) is an engineer who arrived in Burundi in August, 2015, joined by his wife Krista, a nurse, and baby boy Liam.


Carlan is a fun, energetic Emergency physician from California, recently married to Michelle, a pianist.


Alyssa specializes in internal medicine and pediatrics, and is passionate about the children of Burundi.  Follow her story at:


Darrell is a retina surgeon and he and his wife, Becky, and their 6 children: Jackson, Hudson, Seattle, Juliet, Locksley and Shiloh are currently studying French with us in Albertville.  They blog at


Logan is a D.O. family physician trained in c-sections hoping to begin French language school in September of 2015 to prepare for a Burundi arrival in 2016 with his wife, Julie, and sons Liam and Zeke. 

Our team has partnered with a mission agency called Serge, who brings grace to the frayed edges around the world.

more about our involvement with serge