When in East Asia..
Oct30

When in East Asia..

Is it possible to fall in love with a place after only a few days of being there? Because I think that has happened. Not that I love the heat and humidity of East Asia, or the pollution, or the lack of anything cold to drink. But I love the people. I love their receptiveness to our group. I love to see their brokenness and know that I can offer them something that no medicine or therapy can fix: I can offer them Jesus Christ. Our...

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Clinical Day 1 Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Jun30

Clinical Day 1 Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Today was the first day of our Medical Mission trip with the Capstone College of Nursing to Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Being in the southern hemisphere it was the winter season although temperature were still in the 50s to the 60s. However, the wind was up to 35 mph making it extremely cold! We rode from our hotel in Santa Cruz out to a village about 45 minutes outside of town. When we first go there we met with the local church pastor and...

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First day at clinic
Mar29

First day at clinic

We went to a government funded clinic in a town about 5 hours away from where we are staying today. There were a lot of people gathered outside when we arrived, I think they knew we were coming. I was put in the assessment group and we did a quick assessment of the patients main complaint before sending them to the provider. Each patient got a numbered sticker so we could be fair and keep track of people but it was hard to assess in...

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Pre-Departure- Ethiopia!
Dec14

Pre-Departure- Ethiopia!

I have one more day in T-town before I set off to Ethiopia! I got back from Serbia two weeks ago and the travel fever has set in since then.. I’m ready for my next adventure! I’ve got my 100% DEET insect repellent, my head scarf, my stethoscope etc. and I’m so excited!! My bags are much lighter than they were when I went to Serbia! On this trip, our group from the nursing college will be administering medical care to...

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Coming Home from Ethiopia
Sep22

Coming Home from Ethiopia

I have always thought it’s harder to come home than it is to depart for a new adventure. After being in Ethiopia, getting to know the culture, and helping run a clinic almost every day I am kind of at a loss of what to do with myself. I spend the first week back from a trip letting the experience sink in, reminiscing, and resting. It took almost three whole days travel back to the states for us because of delays and time...

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Now That I’m Home…
Aug17

Now That I’m Home…

Wow. I’ve been home from East Asia for a couple weeks, and in that time I’ve had the chance to reflect on all that I saw and learned while abroad. I’m definitely missing the city I was in, the family and group of nationals that we worked with each day, and the group of students, teachers, and leaders that I traveled with. Everywhere I turn, I see things that remind me of my East Asian adventure. This chance of a...

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