I am a teaching clinician at North-West University in Mafikeng, South Africa. Mondays and Wednesdays are spent at the clinic working with community clients as well as teaching final year animal health technician students on rotation in the small animal hospital. We have the final year students for 2 weeks in the spring and 2 weeks in the fall. I also do some lecturing for the final year students in small animal clinical skills and medicine.
Over the past few years, I've also been in a position to mentor new veterinary graduates as a few do their required year of community service at our clinic. We have had 1-2 new grads each year for 3 years.
In addition to veterinary work, I lead a student Bible study on campus, as well as Acts 1:8, a witnessing training programme for students. As part of Acts 1:8 the students are trained in witnessing techniques and go out weekly to share the gospel with other students on campus. We also organize outreaches for Acts 1:8 students in the fall aimed at incoming first-year students and in the spring in local communities and neighboring countries. We have baptized 15 students over the past two years.
As part of the student ministry, I host a small home church in my house on campus Sunday nights. Our goal is to train Christian students in leading home churches and show them that large buildings, sound systems, etc are not needed.
I'm also involved in a local church, Calvary Baptist Church, where I have helped with the women's ministry and AWANA and started/lead a crochet group which I hope will expand to include non-church members as well.
Finally, I host short-term mission teams from my organization as well as veterinary students interested in missions.
Without MedSend, there is no way I would be in overseas ministry today. The assistance opened the door to serve God in ways I had never anticipated.