International Nursing, Uncategorized

You Better Belize It! Part 4

Dangriga to Big Creek, Belize - February 1990 Sunday We began our second week of this short-term medical mission trip by walking from our hotel to the Baptist Church where Pastor R lead the services. The small congregation warmly welcomed us and blessed us with their hearty spontaneous hymn singing. Pastor R had a wonderful… Continue reading You Better Belize It! Part 4

International Nursing

You Better Belize It! – Part 3

Both teams went to the large village of Hopkins right on the Caribbean Sea. The people are of African descent (former slaves) who speak Gariffina. Dr. Joel wasn't feeling well, so Dr. Don and I worked alone today. After the clinic ended, we all walked down to Hawaii beach and waded in the warm sea.… Continue reading You Better Belize It! – Part 3

International Nursing

You Better Belize It! – Part 2

Dangriga, Belize - February 1990 On my quiet walk along the beach on my way to breakfast this morning, I saw a man cutting grass by hand with a machete. Skinny dogs and horses wandered around loose. After a delicious breakfast with the team, we boarded the old school bus and bumped along for 90… Continue reading You Better Belize It! – Part 2

International Nursing

You Better Belize It! Part 1

February 1990 - Belize (Central America) Last October, Dr. Pete, Judy, and I decided to sign up for a two-week medical mission trip to the tiny English-speaking country of Belize, formerly British Honduras. Located on the Caribbean Sea south of Mexico bordered by Guatemala where tropical jungles abound. Since February is not the rainy season… Continue reading You Better Belize It! Part 1

Christian Single, International Nursing

Oasis in the Swiss Alps – Part 2

Wengen, Switzerland - August 1989 On a crystal clear bright blue sky day, I took the train up to 11,000 feet to the Jungfrau mountain with a widow, one of our tour leaders. She and her husband started a drug and alcohol rehab center for men in England called Yeldall Manor. She told us some… Continue reading Oasis in the Swiss Alps – Part 2

Christian Single, Holidays, International Nursing

Oasis in the Swiss Alps – Part 1

August 1989 - Wengen, Switzerland Several months ago, I asked the Lord to help me meet other Christians for fellowship, especially other single women. I'm now in my thirties and the only single lady attending the small Bible church where I worship. Sometimes I become quite lonely. I heard about a Christian tour group and… Continue reading Oasis in the Swiss Alps – Part 1

Christian Single, International Nursing

Honduras Medical Mission – Part 3

Camasca - Thursday, October 29, 1988 Today I awoke at 3 a.m. with a stomach ache. I have been doing well with the food until now. The village dogs howl until 1 a.m. and the chickens start crowing at 3:30 a.m. so I keep waking up early. I never knew a village could be so… Continue reading Honduras Medical Mission – Part 3

International Nursing

Medical Mission Trip to Honduras – Part 2

Honduras, October, 1988-Tuesday We just finished our first clinic day together as a whole group. The rest of the team arrived in the cattle truck around 5 pm yesterday after standing for eight hours and bumping along the rough roads. They looked exhausted. I thank the Lord that I rode in the little pickup truck… Continue reading Medical Mission Trip to Honduras – Part 2

International Nursing

Medical Missions in Honduras – Part I

July 1988 Dr. Pete, a Christian surgeon, spoke to a singles group about the medical mission trips he has taken over the past few years. The local pastor or missionary always shares the gospel with the patients as they wait to see the doctor, so their spiritual needs are met as well as the physical… Continue reading Medical Missions in Honduras – Part I

General Nursing, International Nursing

A Chinese Atheist Receives Christ

Midwest USA - 1989 About two years ago, my friend and I were going door to door to share the gospel with my neighbors. One lady from China named Nancy invited us to come in. She was formerly a radiologist in China but had moved to the Midwest recently with her husband for his new… Continue reading A Chinese Atheist Receives Christ