I had an experience last week that shook me. I wasn’t shaken because of the circumstances surrounding the event, but rather because it challenged the core of who I am: my identity. the background. We had a mother in labour come to us last week. Let’s call her Elena. She’s 29 years old. It was … Continue reading August 2019: The Lord’s Courtroom
In Guatemala, rainy season is just beginning. Several weeks ago we had the first rainfall since October 2018. The rain brings with it signs of life. The dusty, grey mountains that tower over us are turning all the shades of green as the land drinks its fill of rainwater. It doesn’t rain all day; instead … Continue reading May 2019: We have babies! Plus an important prayer request.
This is a story from October 2018. My prayer in writing it is that you will be able to locate yourself if the story and recognize how faithful God is to you in the small, seemingly insignificant things of your life and that from there you would have courage to believe that He will also … Continue reading A Testimony of the Faithfulness of God: a pink dress and a house
In Canada, a change of seasons is starting. Kids and teachers go back to school. The weather begins to cool off. My family starts picking pumpkins to sell. I’ve always loved September. This time last year, I was heading to North Carolina for a Missionary Medical Training course. After that, it was a whirlwind of … Continue reading September 2018: A name and vision for the clinic, plus the baby who was on a diet.
Hello friends and family! A lot has been happening the last few months! This blog has several stories and updates, so get comfy, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy. Ministry Activities In February, we started our prenatal care clinics. We decided to start providing prenatal care, even while construction was still happening on our … Continue reading The Midwife with Legs (among other things)
February 19, 2018. One year ago, I wrote a blog that explained the goals and anticipations I had heading into this journey in Guatemala. You can read the whole post HERE. I wrote: I am going to work as a nurse in Guatemala because people are dying unnecessarily and simple education and health care can … Continue reading First Day of Prenatal Care; What God is Teaching Me.
In my last update I shared how I was still in the process of looking for a house to rent. In this update, I am going to tell you all about the one that we found! I'm sharing the house with a friend, Taryn. Her parents are the directors of Hope for Home and we … Continue reading December 2017: A new house!
Dear friends and family, Thank you for praying for me as I get settled in! Many of you have sent emails and texts to ask how I am. Thank you! It means a lot. The last three weeks have gone quickly. I bought a car and have driven it a few times! I was nervous … Continue reading Guatemala: Almost One Month In.
Hi friends! It’s high time for an update. A lot has been going on; this is going to be organized chronologically — read to the very bottom for a financial update too! August 31 — my very last shift at Alexandra Marine and General Hospital in Goderich was bittersweet. The shift was very busy so … Continue reading October Update: medical course in North Carolina, a wedding, a fundraiser, a departure date!
Have you ever been in a situation where you know without a doubt that God is in the middle of it? It can happen in little ways or big ways. Little miracles that are just as overwhelming as big miracles. Example: when I was younger and helping out a VBS with my church in a … Continue reading Next Stop: Escuintla!