Sendafa, Ethiopia

 

 

 

Guatemala

 

 

Sendafa, Ethiopia

 

Sendafa, Ethiopia

 

Ukraine

 

Roatan, Honduras

 

Sendafa, Ethiopia

 

Apam, Ghana

 

Sendafa, Ethiopia

 

 

Sendafa, Ethiopia

 

Guatemala

I am extremely grateful for the support of Nurses in Mission for my trip to Sendafa Ethiopia. The trip was absolutely amazing. In the 5 days the medical clinic was open it is estimated that we saw somewhere between two to three thousand patients. While working in the clinic we not only assessed patients and performed screenings, we also had the opportunity to learn about the lives of the people we were caring for and to take time to pray with them. By providing me with the ability to obtain this experience Nurses in Mission has not only broadened my experience in cross cultural nursing but has also awakened in me a love for medical missions.

 

My trip to Guatemala was absolutely amazing! From the bottom of my heart I thank the members of Nurses in Mission. The people of Guatemala have taught me so much about the value of material things. Many of the villagers that I met barely had enough money to come to the clinic, and some could not provide their children with shoes, but there was no shortage of smiles on their faces. It was a privilege and a pleasure to serve the poorest people of Guatemala. They opened my eyes to a whole new world. The memories will last a lifetime and the changes I have experienced in my own life are priceless. Without Nurses in Mission I may not have been given these gifts. Thank you and God bless.

 

I would like to thank Nurses in Mission for helping me not only with a scholarship, but with the encouragement and confidence provided for me during my interview. I was able to be part of a fabulous team traveling to the village of Sendafa, Ethiopia. The words to describe this experience are challenging. The memories and faces of all the special people we served with medical care and education continue to impact my thoughts every day. As a nurse this was not just a mission to share God's love. I was truly blessed to be a part of a team that traveled to Sendafa and received God's love.

 

I have just returned from my trip to Sendafa, Ethiopia. What an awesome trip it was! We saw over 2,500 patients in the week and could have seen more if there were more hours in the day. All in all the patients were extremely grateful for any care we gave them. Missions trips are extremely rewarding and with the help of Nurses in Missions perhaps more nurses will take the initiative to participate in them.

 

 

During my trip to Ukraine, we hosted 8 clinics, saw over 400 patients and gave out hundreds of glasses. We also treated things such as headaches, diabetes, arthritis, and depression. I especially enjoyed counseling and praying with patients battling with depression and anxiety. What a blessing it was to work with the Ukrainians. Thank you for making this experience possible.

 

 

I want to thank you for your contribution and prayer support of my mission trip to Roatan, Honduras. This was my first experience in missionary service and did not know what to expect. I found the experience very humbling, and realized that we, living in America, are so blessed and that we take so many things for granted. I still cannot put into words what I saw and experienced. I truly feel one has to experience this to truly understand why people go outside of America to give people hope in Jesus.

 

I just wanted to say thank you to your organization for the scholarship that helped to enable me to travel to Ethiopia. I was able to help in the medical clinic and my primary responsibilities were to assist two surgeons in the operating room. It was incredibly rewarding to help very poor people receive medical care that they could not ever afford otherwise. Thank you again for helping me to go.

 

 

Awesome, rewarding and humbling are just a few of the words that describe my experience on a medical mission trip to Apam, Ghana in West Africa. As an Operating Room Nurse I was blessed to be part of 173 life-changing surgeries for desperately poor people who would otherwise have no access to medical care. I am thankful to have been part of that team, and I am thankful for the NIM scholarship that helped fund my trip.

 

I had wanted to travel abroad at least once during my time as a nursing student so that I could experience a different culture. I found a medical team that was going to Ethiopia. From about 9am to 5pm, we opened our clinic to the people of Ethiopia, some of which had traveled days to see us. Most people had health problems related to unsanitary drinking water. Something so simple as clean water would increase the well-being of more than half of the people I saw, and is something we take for granted in the United States. I am so much more aware of the impact that one small group of individuals can have on a large amount of people. I am forever grateful to have been a part of this trip, and I know that these memories will be with me for a lifetime.

 

It was humbling to serve the people of Sendafa, Ethiopia both medically and spiritually. This opportunity has expanded my knowledge making me more culturally competent, compassionate and medically adept. I like to live my life by the saying "It's not how many breaths you take, but rather the moments that take your breath away," and this was certainly one of those moments. Once again, thank you for the scholarship and helping me to serve in Sendafa.

 

It is hard to put into words the incredible joy and blessing that I have felt each time I have had the opportunity to serve in Guatemala. I suppose the fact that I continue to go speaks to the indelible image the people (Guatemalan and North American) I have met during that time have left on my life and heart.