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Fun fact: On August 27, 2014, I was in Uganda visiting my PAG Kabale family.  During my last night, a census count was reported and I was included in the count… meaning that I am 1 in the 34.6+ million people who live in Uganda. It was God’s plan all along that I return someday…

In a few short months I will be returning to a place dear to my heart to live life with my Uganda family! People are often confused when I say I have family in Uganda, so let me explain. In 2010, my church, Bethany CRC in Bellflower, started a partnership with a Pentecostal Assemblies of God (PAG) church in southern Uganda. World Renew (formerly known as CRWRC), is the “glue” in this partnership and help us bridge the gap and cross barriers destined by distance, communication and culture.

Often Americans, or us Western thinkers, have the mindset that we must build something in order to make an impact. We like tangible objects to show that we made a difference in someone’s life, but that is not always the case. When asked why I am going back to Uganda for the third time, I respond by saying I want to be with my family and be a part of what God is doing in Kabale. I want to further God’s kingdom here on earth and believe I can learn so much from people who are on fire for the Lord.

Ever since my first mission trip to the Dominican Republic in 2012, it has been a calling to become a missionary nurse. I believe we are all called to be missionaries and wherever we are in life is our mission field because that is where God wants us. However, a missionary nurse is also one who is sent to places in need of help and care. I think nursing is such an awesome and unique field because I am trained to care for people in a holistic manner, meeting not only their physical needs, but also spiritual and emotional needs (which is just as important). My school offered a minor in transcultural nursing where I was taught how to give culturally sensitive care that focuses on patient centered care. I am looking forward to working at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital where I can further my nursing skills and hopefully be a blessing to patients.

 Would you consider joining me in this partnership? Financial support is just one way to be involved (link found at bottom of page). I also need a team of prayer warriors who will storm heaven’s gates with requests and praises. Would you join my prayer team? It is my goal to blog every week and CRC will also send out a newsletter monthly, so if you’d like to receive the newsletter, please let me know! There are other ways to get involved as well, such as writing letters to the Kabale congregation, sending videos, or skyping with people from the church.

 Please feel free to contact me if you have further questions or want to learn more about this trip!

Thank you,