We’re not the best people for this job…

(by Carlan)

…our students are.

As we say “au revoir” to another group of bright, talented med students it strikes me again how true that statement really is. To watch how natural they are with patients, how easily the adopt the role of educator and advocate, how quickly they laugh and make everyone around them laugh fills me with a profound gratitude for what God is doing here and that we, a ragtag group of knuckle-headed missionaries, get to be a part of it.

One of my attendings in residency liked to say, “If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth a thousand and one words” (to discourage the use of movie clips in grand rounds presentations). Though I would never contest the wisdom of such a seasoned medical educator, I humbly submit to you the following film, prayerfully intended to convey in sound and image what we are hoping to be in word and deed.

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Patti Walkley said...

Absolutely awesome! God bless your ministry!

Patti Walkley

Kimberly said...

Good stuff!

onewhostrives said...

Thanks Patti and Kimberly. We are certainly blessed to be here and to know you!

Christian said...

Thanks Carlan!we may have done a good job there,but we just did what you guys taught us.at the end of the four months we spent at kibuye,we were different..our mission in medecine has grown clearer.you guys are our heroes.may our almighty God bless you beyond measure

BJ Segura said...

Fantastic work. I am humbled by your efforts as you serve Him in this critical realm.

Someday would love to visit if you ever have need for a pediatric surgeon (although I am sure you cover this just fine Jason!)…would be a bit warmer than Minneapolis at present. :)

Praying for you all.

Brad Segura & Family