Faith in the Cross
I moved to Kenya in 2011 after graduating from nursing school. I passionately tried to help solve physical problems with my hands, working as a nurse and tending to orphans, but found no satisfaction in what I was doing. This was when the truth finally hit me: The physical problems and poverty in Africa are a manifestation of the underlying Spiritual problems. You cannot remove the physical consequences of sin, without dealing with the sin. Truth is, they have the exact same problems we have: sin, separation from God, and the consequence of it.
When I realized this, I started praying that God would give me just one women to disciple. Just one, please Lord! It wasn’t a few weeks later I found myself sharing the gospel and disciple-ing 150 highschool girls, after being released from my nursing position because of my religious views.
I will always be a nurse, but I want to be a missionary that presents the Gospel of Jesus Christ First, and a nurse second. Not a nurse that occasionally tells people about Christ. But a Missionary disciple-ing women who occasionally acts as a nurse.
Since truly understanding Matthew 28:18-20, I have seen the lost found, the broken with hope, and those desolate with a Father who loves them. I have also seen the heart of a truly materialistic, insecure, self-centered American women turned into a compassionate, God seeking heart broken before him and beating for His Glory and the coming of His Kingdom.
Please pray for the people of Kenya, that they would continue to receive the gospel with joy.