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Returning to Nyankunde

“I think that there is not a single place on earth that Jesus wouldn’t go to reach somebody.” Christian Health Service Corps surgeon Dr. Warren Cooper and pediatrician Dr. Lindsey Cooper could have abandoned their work as medical missionaries in the Democratic Republic of Congo – one of the world’s

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Today is the Day!

A lot has changed since I last sent a newsletter! I wanted to keep you all up to date on the happenings as my faithful supporters and prayer warriors, but ultimately all is still the same and I am (finally!) going to Mexico!! PTL! I successfully finished packing, giving away/trashing,

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MOVING TO MEXICO!!

As many of you already know, I have committed to serve as a medical missionary abroad with Christian Health Service Corps (CHSC). I will be going to a remote area in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Chihuahua called Copper Canyon. There live an indigenous people called the Tarahumara (or Raramuri,

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When the ordinary is difficult. Part 1

Moving down to Honduras and working in a mission hospital has been one of my dreams for so long. I knew that things would be difficult when working overseas but I’m not sure I knew how losing patients would look/feel/quake at my heart. So here is the start of my

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Honduras is in Pain

  A woman waiting for hours in labor to meet her new baby, children with coughs that turned into pneumonia and new personnel coming into the hospital needing orientation. Friends leaving that may or may not come back. This is what my first two weeks in Honduras was made up of,

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Hold on baby girl!

How did I end up in this hospital room taking care of this tiny premature baby girl? The doctor had called me ten minutes before shift, asking me to be the one on one nurse for the preemie that night. But I am an emergency nurse, not a neonatal ICU

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The Last 36 Hours

The last 36 hours have been quite busy at the hospital (a little more than usual). It was probably a combination of people waiting until after the New Year to come into the hospital and being short-staffed (only 2 long-term general doctors-including myself, one general surgeon, one temporary doctor, and

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