Quiet Whispers: Journey from a Call to the Far Side of the Sea

Dr. Arianna Shirk will discuss her journey from a call early in life, through the long and unpredictable training process, and how God gently and insistently led her family to work and live at a mission hospital in Kijabe, Kenya.

Why America Needs Africa: How Relationships Can be a Turning Point in Medical Missions

As the medical infrastructure in Africa grows, the need for medical missions and role of American physicians is changing rapidly. In this session, Dr. Arianna Shirk will discuss the importance of building relationships with native healthcare workers, the nuances of training and discipleship, and the doors that can open when the work is approached with humility and deference.