About Me

My name is Jen Hathorn. I'm a family medicine physician. Since January 2015 I have been living in Egbe Nigeria, which is in Kogi State. I am serving at a bush hospital practicing full spectrum family medicine. I am working with an organization called World Medical Mission which is a part of Samaritan's Purse. This blog is my place to stay connected with you through stories, meditations and pictures. I hope that you enjoy reading the posts!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


Meet Seun (pronounced Shay-oon). 

While I’m working at the hospital, this lovely young lady will be helping me out with shopping, errands, cooking, laundry and other house-hold chores. She’s been quiet these first few days together but the sparkle in her eyes makes me think we will be spending a lot of time laughing in the days ahead. She likes to call me “Mama” which is funny, since she is the one with a young 6 year old daughter. She still lives with her own mother just around the corner from the hospital and usually walks to my place or gets a ride on a machine (motorbike) from a friend. Although I know that she doesn’t have much money for clothes, she has a great sense of fashion and is very progressive for the little town of Egbe wearing shorter skirts (to the knee) and american style shirts. She makes really good cookies and enjoys learning new recipes. When she is around, she never lets me carry anything (if you know me, you know I’m not usually OK with that) so I wonder if she thinks my flimsy upper arms mean little strength…mmm time to hit the weights

1 comment:

  1. Jen, enjoying your colorful blogs and with you in spirit as you walk out this exciting calling. (I'm Laura's friend, and we met when you visited Lifegate :) )