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heard about Global Track through a friend of mine who had just done
the course. It was very easy to sign up; all online and straightforward. I
just had to commit to some weekends and ensure I had those times off
work. I purposely studied nursing and midwifery in order to be able to use
healthcare as a “love in action” in telling others about Jesus.
here were some very interesting sessions on risk, conflict of
interest, inter-cultural relationships/cultural lenses etc. There
were also insightful sessions on the different ways of doing medical
mission; I had only seen a couple of ways of it being done before
and it was great to see how God can use so many different mediums: it was
good to think more outside the box.
As well as the above, there were interesting talks and sessions about
practical aspects of mission work, such as finances and support. People
then shared their experiences of mission, which was very interesting and
inspiring. There were also a variety of subjects covered, such as community-health development, surgery etc; and done by experts who have actually
lived in the mission field, which was incredibly helpful. Moreover, it was good
to go back to the basics and remember the one true calling we all have to be
in relationship with and serve God. It was also so powerful and wonderful to
be surrounded and encouraged by like-minded people, which really spurred
me on to pursue my calling.
We were encouraged to do two weeks of medical mission overseas and I was
already considering it before Global Track (GT), I visited Burundi in 2019
and this is where I am now. GT also gave me opportunity to network, and
through one of the mentors, I met a paediatrician who has kindly given me
advice on difficult cases here.