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SPRING 2019 CLASS PROFILE

Laurel Bennett
Laurel Bennett
Call to missions

I was 8 years old when I first felt God’s call to missions on my life. I had convinced my parents to take me to our church’s missions conference, and while listening to missionaries share their stories about the work in Papua New Guinea, I felt a compulsion to follow in their footsteps. It’s been a long time since I sat before that projector screen, but I’m finally ready to go. In the years since, I have pursued medical training, as well as informal Biblical training. It is my goal to grow more and more in my knowledge and love of Christ, and to share His love with those who are living and dying without it.

I started looking for sending agencies while still in nursing school. I have committed to 2 years, with the expectation that I will continue on assuming it’s a good fit. I intend to pursue missions for the entirety of my medical career.

As for as Biblical inspiration, I just want to follow Jesus who told us to go into all the world making disciples, and who modeled a ministry of mercy to the hurting and the outcast.

Healthcare and Evangelism

 

Like all Christians, I am called to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Practicing medicine in missions is such an honor, because not only do I get to meet the physical needs of my patients, it often leads to opportunities to pray with them and point them to the only love that will bring true peace and satisfy their souls.

Anticipated Impact

1. Reduced stress on medical staff currently serving
2. Increase in nursing education for national nurses
3. Relationship building with nationals, resulting in improved health outcomes and possible evangelism opportunities