Medical Missionary Journey
I am currently living in the United States of America. I am called to be a medical missionary. I came to know the Lord when I was eight years old. I grew up in a Christian home. My parents are some of my biggest role models when it comes to living a Christ-like life. I accepted God’s free gift of salvation at church one Sunday morning, but it didn’t actually mean much to me until I was in seventh grade. In seventh grade, I had the opportunity to attend a weekend retreat with my youth ministry program. At this retreat, the lessons were centered around the difference between knowing about God and truly having a relationship with God. I felt God speaking to my heart that night. I made the decision to dedicate my life to Him.
My ministry dream is to create disciples that will advance the Kingdom of God in foreign countries. I am planning to attend pharmacy school once I finish undergraduate school. My long-term goal is to become a medical missionary. This class has strengthened my walk with God. It has taught me how to truly practice my faith through a daily devotional time spent in prayer and studying the Word of God. I most identify with the term small group leader. I have often been placed in leadership positions in which I have been responsible for leading small groups. My desire to pursue ministry has been prompted by my mission trip experience to Guatemala. It was on this trip that God revealed my calling to be a medical missionary in the future.
I believe that ministry training is a great way to prepare my heart and mind for this journey. One unique challenge that I face in my geographic area is the pull towards worldliness. I live in an area in which many people are rich in possessions. I have both witnessed and experienced how easy it is to store up earthly treasures rather than heavenly treasures. Connecting to the Bible has brought transformation to my life by teaching me how to live a life that both honors Christ and blesses others. If we strive to live like Christ, we will bring glory to our Father and spread His name among the nations.
My local church has supported me in my ministry calling by providing me with the resources, support, and discipleship that I need to be able to fully pursue my calling. My family has always been one of my biggest support systems throughout my walk with God. They support my ministry calling by praying for and encouraging me continuously. A scholarship at Christian Leaders Institute is important to my ministry dream. It will allow me to receive the proper education and training needed to make my dream of becoming a medical missionary a reality. I would love prayer that I would be willing to respond to God’s call and make disciples wherever He commands me to go.
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