I always had an affinity and interest in the missionaries that would come through and who were supported by our church as a child. Also, I had a desire to pursue medicine from an early age. That pursuit stemmed from a desire to help others, it was a practical way to show love and compassion. My Christian worldview changed on my first short-term mission trip to Oaxaca Mexico with Global Frontier Missions (GFM) as a 1st-year medical student. It was the first time I had heard of an unreached people group or the 10/40 window. I was also shocked to learn the staggering statistics surrounding those who have no access to the Gospel and their desperate need for laborers.
Outpatient/clinic and hospital medicine focused on chest disease (Tuberculosis).
- Evangelism, souls saved - extend the Gospel to all the different nations presented in this country.
- 2. Discipleship of local believers - to present believers fully mature unto Christ. I think in so doing, there should be a consideration and deliberate effort for the local believers to reach their own and potentially beyond. There has to be some focus on replication and to minimize dependence.
- Improved community health/wellness - to labor with the skills given to me by God and serve the local community and their health needs.