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

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, Dialysis Nurse

Dirty Needle Stick in Dialysis

Summer, 1989 I have been working in outpatient hemodialysis on the evening shift now for about six months, four days a week with every Wednesday and Sunday off. When I work every other Saturday, I also have Thursday off. Wednesdays are a welcome break in the middle of the week to run errands, schedule appointments,… Continue reading Dirty Needle Stick in Dialysis

Dialysis Nurse

Dialysis Nurse?

Spring, 1989 Ever since returning from the mission trip to Honduras last fall, I have been asking the Lord if it is time to move on to a different type of nursing. After caring for patients in Honduras, it made me realize how much I miss direct patient interaction and bedside nursing. I have worked… Continue reading Dialysis Nurse?

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