National Scholar Learns Whole-Person Care
Dr. Liliani Olodi from Arusha, Tanzania, is a first-year surgical resident at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre. She started the program in January of 2023 and has spent her first months in training getting hands-on experience in patient evaluation and surgical procedures.
Dr. Olodi may be in the initial stages of her surgical training, but she is already seeing the benefits of whole-person care in her interactions with patients, she tells us.
“I pray with them and give them the testimony of many people in the Bible who were healed by Jesus through faith, to encourage them,” she shares.
One recent patient, a young boy of 14 who came to the hospital with severe abdominal pain, needed surgery to remove his gallbladder, which Dr. Olodi and the team successfully removed. She says that his parents were incredibly grateful for his care and were open and receptive to hearing how Jesus helps people who are suffering.
God is using MedSend’s National Scholars Program to train up a new generation of Christ-following, skilled national doctors who will advance the gospel in places hard to reach for Western missionaries. Doctors like Liliani will transform the healthcare systems of their nations and impact their communities with the ministry of teaching and healing in Jesus’ name.
Healthcare remains the only form of access as a Christian witness in many countries.
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