WWJD: What if Jesus Went on Hospital Rounds with Me?
As Christians and as medical “missionaries” we are called to a higher standard. We are not just there to respect human dignity but to share the compassion, love, and mercy of Christ. We must ask ourselves: Are we engaging people in our medical ministry as Jesus would? Are our interactions with patients and staff glorifying Christ?
I know there are no simple answers for giving good care in mission hospitals or for being a good medical missionary, especially in settings that do clinical education. I also know that these environments can be extremely challenging and frustrating for professionals trained in the West. Finding people who are modeling best practices as “medical missionaries” and learning from them as a new missionary is crucial.
Prioritizing time for a personal devotional life, seeking out good mentors, keeping an attitude of continuously learning from our national colleagues, and sincerely loving them and those we serve are all great starting places. However, what will define our ministry is did we show Christ’s love, compassion, and respect for human dignity to our patients and to our national colleagues?
Click here to continue reading this great post by Greg Seager, RN, MSN, Founder and CEO of Christian Health Service Corps (CHSC).
M3 Team Hosts Missionary from Zambia
M3 Founders, Dr. Paul and Jennifer Osteen, and the M3 Conference team were so honored to host Dr. Missy Sandberg during her visit to the U.S. For the last six years, Dr. Sandberg has been serving through SIM at Mukinge Mission Hospital in Zambia. Dr. Sandberg will return to Mukinge in November, and we encourage you to keep her and all of the staff at Mukinge in your prayers as they continue to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the beautiful people of Zambia.
Click here to learn more about the work of Mukinge Mission Hospital, and click here to learn more about the work of SIM.
M3 Goes to D.C.
M3 Co-Founder, Dr. Paul Osteen, was honored to join Hope Through Healing Hands in Washington, D.C. last week to advocate for global health and development funding to save the lives of mothers and children in developing countries. Click here to give one minute of your time to lend your voice to advocate for global health and development too!
A Day in the Life of a Missionary Doctor
We at M3 love to hear how our friends are doing in the mission field. Dr. Julian Swanson and his beautiful wife, Devyn, keep an active and informative blog that shares their journey in serving the people of Peru. Dr. Swanson recently wrote about a day in his life as a missionary doctor at the Hospital Diospi Suyana in Curahuasi, Peru. Click here to read it.
We encourage you to keep Julian and Devyn in your prayers as they continue to serve the Peruvian people.